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Sean A Townsend, MD

Internal Medicine

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About Sean A Townsend, MD

Sean Townsend, MD enjoys treating adults age 18 and older. Dr. Townsend is an advocate for robust physician-patient partnerships and focuses on preventative screening and education to promote sustainable health in addition to acute illness and chronic disease management. He holds special interests in nutrition, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, and sports medicine. Dr. Townsend obtained his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas before completing an internship and residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is an active member of medical societies such as the American Medical Association and Texas Medical Association. Dr. Townsend is married with three young daughters. He considers himself a cycling enthusiast and enjoys the outdoors by hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, and skiing. When he is away from work, Dr. Townsend enjoys unique food, good coffee, and spending time with his family.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
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INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Science Center (2013)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Sean A Townsend, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (424) for Sean A Townsend, MD

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Jan 8, 2022
Excellent care provided
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Jan 8, 2022
Attentive listener. Thorough explanation of potential cause of issues including follow up with timelines.
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Jan 6, 2022
He's Fine -- Listens to my questions and takes care of issues. That's what we all want
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Jan 4, 2022
He helped with several problems I was dealing with
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Jan 3, 2022
I like Dr Townsend, he listens to me and respects my opinions
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Jan 2, 2022
Dr. Townsend is a very knowledgeable. His effectiveness is displayed by his confidence as to the subject matter. He answers all of my questions & concerns. It's been a difficult road to recovery, but he has helped me see that I need to hang in there and follow the plan. Thank you Dr. Townsend
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Dec 31, 2021
Everything was great
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Dec 30, 2021
Very satisfied long term patient.
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Dec 30, 2021
All good
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Dec 28, 2021
Dr T is very nice and knowledgeable. I am very comfortable in his care.
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Dec 23, 2021
Dr Townsend is very thorough in his assessment of certain maladies, disease etc
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Dec 22, 2021
Very good.
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Dec 20, 2021
He is "on top of his game" and balances this with good bedside manners."
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Dec 18, 2021
Staff was very prompt in following up with me regarding a last second request I made to get blood work done prior to appointment. Provider was very prompt in following up with me regarding lab results and informing me about areas of concern and exactly why they were of concern. Not just "this number is too high (or low)", but telling me the significance behind the readings in addition to what not addressing those numbers could mean long-term.
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Dec 11, 2021
Great
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Dec 11, 2021
Very happy with the care received!
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Dec 10, 2021
Dr. Townsend is caring and knowledgeable. He answers all of my questions and never rushes my appointment. He is a very good primary physician.
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Dec 10, 2021
Best primary care physician I've ever had
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Dec 10, 2021
Very responsive to my needs.
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Dec 9, 2021
Dr. Townsend suggested a change of medication but deferred to my cardiologist for the final say. I like that.
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Dec 8, 2021
Always caring with my health & easy to discuss what I have wrong & helps me to get better
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Dec 8, 2021
Very comfortable visit and great bedside manners by the Doctor
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Dec 8, 2021
Pays attention to details. Very friendly and helpful.
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Dec 6, 2021
Dr. Townsend is a knowledgeable, understanding and compassionate provider, I feel I am in very good hands with him.
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Dec 2, 2021
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Dec 2, 2021
Dr Townsend is a great Doctor
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Nov 30, 2021
Very good.
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Nov 24, 2021
Always making sure things are good with my health.
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Nov 21, 2021
Dr. Townsend is caring and very helpful. He answers questions promptly and if he has to research a problem he gets back to me quickly.
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Nov 20, 2021
Good
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Nov 19, 2021
Very kind, respond all my questions, time time to listen, the best of the best.
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Nov 18, 2021
Personable, helpful, caring and thorough Creates comfortable atmosphere
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Nov 18, 2021
Safe and friendly
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Nov 14, 2021
Friendly and caring
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Nov 1, 2021
Very Good
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Oct 29, 2021
Dr Townsend is far and away the best physician I have EVER dealt with. I had a serious medical issue and he fit me in for an appointment the day I called with the issue. He and his staff are exceptionally attentive, concerned and professional. I high recommend Dr Townsend!
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Oct 28, 2021
Understood my health issues and was concerned about my health.
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Oct 25, 2021
I appreciate all the care the physician and staff members have toward me.
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Oct 23, 2021
Very professional, friendly, and efficient process and experience.
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Oct 22, 2021
Conscientious, caring, answers questions
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Oct 22, 2021
Good care
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Oct 21, 2021
Dr. Townsend is great. He listens and provides great care. He discusses long term health goals and makes sure all of my questions are answered.
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Oct 18, 2021
Could not have been done better.
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Oct 16, 2021
Dr. Townsend is very thorough and takes the time necessary to answer questions and discuss treatment options. He is very thoughtful in his approach and I am always pleased with my appointments and other interactions with Dr. Townsend.
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Oct 16, 2021
Thank you for the excellent care!
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Oct 15, 2021
Dr Townsend and his nurse were very attentive and courteous. They were very professional and helpful.
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Oct 14, 2021
Dr. Townsend is what everyone should have to be their doctor.
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Oct 8, 2021
Dr. Townsend always takes time to listen and gives great explanations of his observations.
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Oct 8, 2021
Dr Townsend is terrific. He listens and fills your medical needs. And staff is excellent.
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Oct 8, 2021
Very kind and knowledgeable
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Oct 7, 2021
Excellent experience, professional, competent, and friendly.
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Oct 5, 2021
Great Doctor. Listens to all my questions and talks through everything with me. I'm in great hands with Dr Townsend and trust his opinion.
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Oct 2, 2021
Dr. Townsend is always very friendly and very knowledgeable as well as eager to work towards a solution for health concerns.
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Sep 28, 2021
Very pleased. Dr spent time, answered all questions. Very professional
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Sep 21, 2021
I have always appreciated Dr Townsend's conservative approach.
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Sep 19, 2021
Dr. Townsend is a very good and passionate Doctor!
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Sep 17, 2021
Outstanding Dr.
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Sep 15, 2021
Dr. Townsend and his team were empathetic, professional, and efficient. I'd have felt lucky if they were ONE of those three things, never mind all of them! I was a scattered, sleep-deprived, panicked wreck following my car accident and was fully aware I was a rambling mess as I explained it. Neither Dr. T nor his staff made me feel silly or stupid in the least, and were warm and reassuring while I blathered. I've already suggested this provider to a friend.On a more personal note, as a plus-sized gal, I'm used to a certain amount of unfortunate dismissive behavior at doctors. Many will chalk every ailment I have up to being overweight. Even the EMS on scene of the accident made some jagged comments about my weight meaning I should avoid getting into car accidents because recovery could be hard, as though I'd asked the semi to ram into me for funsies. I didn't get an OUNCE of fat shaming from any of this staff. They were utterly focused on the actual injuries and not anything else.Gold stars all around! Exemplary care, tiny wait times, lovely staff.
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Sep 12, 2021
Kind and thorough.
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Sep 8, 2021
Dr. Sean Townsend is a wonderful young Doctor and man who is very professional in his approach to patients health care. I'm so thrilled I am his patient going forward in my life. This young man is AWESOME as a Doctor, man, father, husband and I'm sure friend. God doesn't make men like this gentleman anymore.
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Sep 7, 2021
Dr. Townsend and his staff are excellent. I trust Dr. Townsend, he is knowledgable and kind. I am blessed to have him as my doctor.
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Sep 6, 2021
He spends plenty of time and I never feel rushed.
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Sep 1, 2021
Dr. Townsend is a caring person and doctor. He listens, asks appropriate questions and appears to have a good first idea of what needs to be corrected and shares my part to do. I would prefer a follow-up appointment to see if I/we are meeting his care plan.
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Sep 1, 2021
Very happy no issues
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Aug 27, 2021
Excellent visit, did not feel rushed, Dr. Took his time and offered valuable insights. Appreciate the service!
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Aug 27, 2021
Dr. Townsend listens to my concerns and offers reasons or causes and suggestions for treatment and/or things I can do myself to alleviate the problems.
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Aug 26, 2021
Excellent care!!
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Aug 26, 2021
Dr. Townsend was very professional and seemed genuinely concerned with taking care of your needs.
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Aug 25, 2021
Excellent
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Aug 24, 2021
Dr. Townsend exceeded my expectations. He took his time to understand my needs and discuss solutions. Very impressed.
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Aug 24, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Townsend for 5 years and have complete confidence in his ability and knowledge.
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Aug 24, 2021
Dr. Townsend is outstanding. While running a busy practice, he makes the patient/family the center of attention. His communication, explanations, and bedside manner skills are wonderful. I trust him completely with my health and look forward to our visits.
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Aug 20, 2021
Excellent
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Aug 18, 2021
Very good communication and bedside manners.
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Aug 18, 2021
Good listener, allowed me to reference my notes and talk and he listened. Gave professional care.
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Aug 17, 2021
Dr. Townsend takes a personal interest in each patient. Very personable and informative. Great asset to BSW!
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Aug 14, 2021
I was very happy with my experience today. All my questions were answered
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Aug 13, 2021
Dr. Townsend never makes me feel rushed or that he doesn't have time for whatever I bring up. On my last visit, I observed Dr. Townsend assisting a little old lady who was moving VERY slowly. He could not have been any more kind or patient. Good dude!
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Aug 13, 2021
He listened to all my concerns and addressed them. He explained reasons for treatment recommendations and offered alternatives for me to consider.
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Aug 12, 2021
Very good and spent more time than allotted because of several issues, was appreciated.
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Aug 12, 2021
Listen and was very informative. Did not rush through my appointment.
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Aug 11, 2021
Exceptional Care Provider. Dr. Townsend obviously takes a personal interest in all his patients and tries to provide them the best care possible. I am very pleased to have him as my Care Provider!
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Aug 10, 2021
Dr. Townsend was very helpful and courteous and listened to my questions and concerns very well. I appreciated his & his nu
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Aug 10, 2021
Excellent experience from beginning to end!
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Aug 10, 2021
Informed and informative.
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Aug 9, 2021
Doctor was excellent as well as the Nurse. Very impressed.
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Aug 5, 2021
Been seeing Dr. Townsend for 10 or so years, he has always been honest and trustworthy. I would recommend him and BSW health to everyone.
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Aug 5, 2021
My experience with this provider was 30 on a scale of 10. He evinced a personal interest and concern about me that made me feel I was in very caring and competent hands.
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Aug 4, 2021
Dr Townsend is the best. Always caring and very responsive to questions in between visits.
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Jul 31, 2021
Friendly staff, great doctor who listened and wanted to know about medical background, answered all of my questions
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Jul 31, 2021
EMPLOYS A TOTAL APPROACH TO REMEDY MULTIPLE DIAGNOSES
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Jul 29, 2021
Great experience
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Jul 29, 2021
All good
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