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Tara Tomlin Barnett, MD

Hematologic Oncology
Accepts New Patients
portal
About
"Dr. Barnett is board-certified in Internal Medicine, as well as Medical Oncology, and is dedicated to providing compassionate and quality patient care. Her professional interest and area of focus is that of breast cancer. Dr. Barnett earned her medical degree from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station and Temple, TX. She then completed her internship, residency, chief residency and fellowship at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple in Temple, TX. In her spare time, Dr. Barnett enjoys spending time with her family."

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Baylor Scott & White 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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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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 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: Hematology/Oncology, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2016)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2012)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas A&m Health Science Center College Of Medicine - Scott & White Residency In (2009)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine/Medical
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 Mar 4, 2019, Tara Tomlin Barnett, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(144)
Overall: 4.8*
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Aug 1, 2019
Oh, how I love Dr. Barnett! She saw me exactly a year ago to consult with me about my new cancer diagnosis, and she was very open and honest with me, yet so compassionate and supporting. This has been how she has dealt with me ever since. Nothing is out of bounds, and she leaves no stone unturned. I trust her completely, and I\'m so grateful she is my oncologist.
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Jul 29, 2019
Dr Barnett is the best!!Cordial, caring, and professional!!
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Jul 26, 2019
She listens to what you say and is very caring, even about things not in her purview. She inspires trust and you feel that you are receiving the best of care.
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Jul 26, 2019
Dr. Barnett was excellent. She was able to explain some things to me that previous doctors had not.
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Jul 24, 2019
I was very well takeing care of
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Jul 23, 2019
Dr. Barnett always is professional and caring. She patiently answers all of my questions.
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Jul 20, 2019
Excellent service from start to finish. Everyone seemed to be caring as well as efficient/proficient.
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Jul 19, 2019
love my doctor she is great, everyone was great
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Jul 12, 2019
she\'s AWESOME
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Jul 9, 2019
Dr Barnett very open to answering any questions, I have & very clear in her explanations. when helps me to understand what & why we are doing !
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Jul 2, 2019
15 minutes is just not enough time. Dr is one of the best I have had.
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Jun 28, 2019
First appointment with Dr. Barnett and was very pleased with her attentiveness and knowledge.
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Jun 20, 2019
Dr Barnett is amazing! she was great the first time I saw her and still a wonderful Dr. My son sees a different MD in this practice and I really wish he could change to her.
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Jun 20, 2019
everyone was very warm and helpful.
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Jun 15, 2019
very kind, thoughtful, informative and caring.
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Jun 15, 2019
dr Barnett is the most caring dr I\'ve had.
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Jun 14, 2019
very good listen to me explain every thing
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Jun 7, 2019
A very caring & concerned about issues.
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Jun 5, 2019
everyone was friendly and supportive.
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May 30, 2019
very pleasant and concerned about my treatment
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May 28, 2019
helpful and answered my concerns.
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May 28, 2019
Dr is always very caring & shows great concern for me as a person as well as a patient. I appreciate her so much
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May 24, 2019
Dr. Barnett was very caring about my situation and explained the prognosis completely. I couldn\'t ask for a better doctor! Thank you Dr. Barnett!
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May 23, 2019
she was very caring & interested in my case.
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May 18, 2019
Dr. Barnett is very professional - makes me feel completely comfortable at all times. Her concerns and explanations are extremely helpful to my understanding of my condition.
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May 17, 2019
Dr. Barnett is honest, even if the news is not good. She listens and answers all questions while never making you feel rushed.
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May 13, 2019
The provider showed concern for my concerns and put me at ease. She gave me care options, her approach made me feel comfortable choosing a healthcare path forward.
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May 12, 2019
Dr. Barnett gave me info about the results of the kind of tumor, size, etc. by writing them for me to take home. Because of how good the "numbers" were she said she was really surprised at the pathology report. I was very surprise that it indicated I should have a preventive round of chemo. I didn\'t need radiation so I thought no chemo therapy. I really thought I had dodged the biggie. That I had lucked out. Dr. Barnett and the nurse were very empathetic and encouraging, understanding my surprise and why I couldn\'t hold back a few tears. She has a plan of treatment that I\'m very confident in. I know I can phone the nurse that is assigned to me to ask questions. I\'ve done this. So for a bad thing I must say it has been the best experience I could have. I am confident the results of the chemo will ensure I don\'t have to worry about a recurring cancer. The continuity of care has been wonderful. From the mammogram to where I am now has been as good as it can be. I\'m very grateful for the care I am receiving.
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May 11, 2019
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May 10, 2019
they were very nice and professional. I felt very comfortable with each and everyone of them, I would recommend them and I would go back
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May 5, 2019
Dr Barnett was extremely thourough
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May 4, 2019
never have had bad experience!!! great Doctor, nurses and staff.
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May 2, 2019
I look forward to appointments with Dr. Barnett. She exudes hope, empathy, and a positive attitude, all wonderful qualities in an oncologist, but she also is well-informed and knowledgeable. She includes me in her decisions and considers my concerns and questions and makes sure l am satisfied with her answers. I really enjoy her personality and being with her. I consider her a friend.
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May 1, 2019
The service provided by doctor and her assistance was extremely good. She was very friendly,compassionate and answered all my questions satisfactorily giving me a lot of moral support.
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Apr 21, 2019
They put me at ease and very nice.
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Apr 20, 2019
I absolutely love her! I wish everyone going through cancer could have her as their doctor. I feel very blessed to have her as my oncologist! She is 100% fantastic!
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Apr 19, 2019
Dr Barnett saw me in the hospital and is an amazing Dr and very thorough
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Apr 18, 2019
She is very careful to make sure that you understand your illness. She is a great Doctor!
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Apr 11, 2019
Dr Barnett was extremely nice and informative.
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Apr 9, 2019
Friendly, caring, explains well.
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Apr 9, 2019
sweet, caring. knowledge
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Apr 9, 2019
everyone has been very caring and there for me through out my recovery for breast cancer God bless all.
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Apr 8, 2019
everyone at scott and white bends over backwards to help you and greets you with a smile .i also tell everyone about the good staff at your hosp an clinic keep up the good work and God bless
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Apr 4, 2019
very good
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Apr 4, 2019
I feel Dr. Barnett cares about me as a person, not just a patient; no fear in asking her questions.
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Mar 26, 2019
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Mar 20, 2019
very caring dr; very clear explanations of future tests-I wouldn\'t want any other dr
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Mar 19, 2019
Dr. Barnett doesn\'t rush you. if you don\'t understand, she takes the time to explain. Always very friendly and genuinely concerned.
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Mar 19, 2019
Dr. Barnett is thoughtful, patient, attentive. she does not make hasty decisions and is accessible. I consider her a friend and I honestly believe she has saved my life.
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Mar 12, 2019
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Mar 5, 2019
all staff were kind and Dr was personable and took time to talk with me. I am impressed and liked the doctor. Easy to talk to.
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Mar 1, 2019
very friendly, helpful
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Feb 26, 2019
very personal, and caring, answered questions properly and thoroughly.
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Feb 22, 2019
so glad I got this dr for my cancer care!! she is the best!
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Feb 21, 2019
Dr. Barnett is always honest, even if the answer is not what you want to hear.
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Feb 19, 2019
Very informative
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr Barnett is WONDERFUL!!! I am blessed to have her as my oncologist.
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