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Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenNewborns (0-28 days), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - College Station
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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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 - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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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 HMO
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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 - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Pediatric Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Pediatric Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 - CHIP
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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 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, University Of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston (1990)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, University Of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston (1987)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (Galveston) (1984)
Certifications
  • Pediatric Endocrinology (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Endo
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 May 13, 2019, Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(38)
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Aug 31, 2019
Dr Ponder always takes the time to explain and teach us as a family. The whole team is amazing!
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Aug 22, 2019
Dr. Ponder and his team are caring, informative, knowledgeable and patient.
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Aug 17, 2019
Dr. Ponder is all what you can expect from a care provider. He listens, explains, understands and cares about what his patient feels regarding this chronic illness. He gives excellent advice and support to the patient and the parents and he makes himself available in emergencies. We drive 3 hours to see him because he is that good!
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Aug 9, 2019
Dr. Ponder is amazing.
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Jul 10, 2019
Dr. Ponder is always welcoming and engaging. He answers all questions, spends as much time with you as needed, and makes it all about living a normal life with Type 1 diabetes.
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Jul 10, 2019
Dr. Ponder is the best Endocrinologist in the world. We feel very fortunate to be working with him.
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Jul 5, 2019
Dr. Ponder is fantastic. He does a wonderful job balancing acknowledging the difficulties in managing this disease, while providing pertinent suggestions and encouragement.
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Jun 28, 2019
we are blessed to have Dr. Ponder
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Jun 28, 2019
exceptional
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Jun 26, 2019
Definitely a pleasant experience each time considering we are at the doctors office. Keep up the good work!!
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Jun 26, 2019
I am mom to two type 1 diabetic children. At previous endo offices we felt unheard and as if we were just another number. Dr. Ponder has the energy of a country bedside doctor who genuinely cares about his patients. My boys and I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to visit this facility.
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Jun 22, 2019
Dr. Ponder is a top notch doctor. I can not accurately express how amazing it is to have a provider with the same condition that my son has. Dr. Ponder's personal experience and success living with and managing type 1 diabetes has empowered my son and strengthened my ability to be a better caregiver to my son over the years. Dr. Ponder completely "gets it" and never patronizes, uses scare tactics, or any other negative means of teaching us in the office. He is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and approachable. I've never known anyone in the medical community like him. I wish all doctors were like him.
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Jun 20, 2019
We love Dr. Ponder and he's one of the best doctors we've had!
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Jun 2, 2019
Dr. Ponder was thorough, kind, explained things in a manner in which my child and I both understood and made us feel confident in his diagnosis as well as next steps.
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May 2, 2019
our visit with Dr Ponder was highly educational, he provided insight about my child that put my concerns at ease. he spent a lot of time explaining childhood growth. I would have liked a little more room to jump in and ask questions but he beat me to the punch on most of it anyways. looking forward to our follow up in a few months.
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May 1, 2019
Dr Ponder knew exactly how to speak with amd interact with my T1 teenage daughter. He was compassionate, empathetic, but candid about self-care. He gave her the confidence she didn't have in herself.
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Apr 20, 2019
We always have wonderful experiences with Dr. Ponder and are thrilled to have our son under his care.
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Apr 8, 2019
did not respect my concern for care problem... blew the issues off and referred us back to the pcp
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Apr 3, 2019
We love Baylor Scott & White and Dr. Ponder. Our visits are consistently excellent and we are treated well.
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Apr 3, 2019
I can't even explain with words how our experience was..other than to say I am so glad that we made the trip to have Dr Ponder take over my daughters diabetic care..
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