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Vivek-Thomas John Sankoorikal, MD

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • 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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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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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 Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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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
  • Residency: Family Medicine, University Of Mississippi Med Ctr School Of Med (2016)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, American University Of The Caribbean (2013)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
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, Vivek-Thomas John Sankoorikal, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(200)
Overall: 4.9*
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Jul 31, 2019
knowledgeable and excellent listener physician.
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Jul 30, 2019
Excellent care!! My health has show tremendous improvement due to my Doctors care.
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Jul 30, 2019
Everyone was great & very loving & caring. Dr S is a great doctor is staff is amazing the receptionists are Amazing. love them all.
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Jul 20, 2019
He was very kind. respectful of my situation and looked at me instead of the computer.awesome doctor
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Jul 19, 2019
easy to talk with and very nice.
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Jul 18, 2019
I don't believe Dr. S would treat his own mother better and I am grateful to have him and his team taking care of me.
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Jul 18, 2019
He listened to what I had to say and recommended things I could do for myself.
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Jul 16, 2019
always goes above and for me as a patient
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Jul 16, 2019
They are all professionals and it is shown appropriately
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Jul 16, 2019
was very kind and the time wait was amazing did not have to wait very long at all
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Jul 15, 2019
excellent!
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Jul 13, 2019
I would definitely recommend him.
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Jul 12, 2019
I really enjoy going to my healthcare provider.
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Jul 12, 2019
my provider was very good and direct with my issues. He showed care and concern with all that I was dealing with
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Jul 4, 2019
Dr. answered my questions and made sure that my time with him was important to me in taking care of my needs and concerns. Very happy with his services and care for me.
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Jul 4, 2019
great!
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Jul 4, 2019
This is the best Dr office I have ever been to. From making the appointment, the nurse, doctor and checking out. Everyone was helpful, nice and knew what they were doing. I have never been treated as well before this visit. I wish all offices could run this way. Thank you!!
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Jul 3, 2019
This was my first time seeing Doctor Sankoorikal and if first impressions are a lasting impression, he definitely succeeded in defining what that actually means. I feel confident that my health needs will continue to be met with professionalism and medical expertise just as they were during my visit. His desire to insure I understood my conditions and the treatments and options I had, was very heartfelt and showed he really care. The associates who saw me prior to and after seeing Doctor Sankoorikal, from the check in associate, the vital signs associate and the checkout associate, were all extremely courteous and so proficient in their respective areas of responsibility. I had a "perfect" visit and would not change anything that's being done at this clinic. Thank you Doctor Sankoorikal and thank you to your staff and all others.
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Jul 2, 2019
I really like how my doctor listened to me and was able to help me An give me the right medication, and previously going to another clinic.
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Jul 2, 2019
He listened and was very patient
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Jul 1, 2019
good experience
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Jun 29, 2019
I just didnt mesh with the doctor I felt patronized and it irritated my mental illness causing me to shut down. I am scheduled to try another bsw provider
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Jun 29, 2019
Dr. Sankoorikal is great I wouldn't go anywhere else!
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Jun 27, 2019
very professional and courteous.
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Jun 26, 2019
it was a very professional and caring environment.II FELT Very comfortable and all my questions were answered. Dr. Sankoral made me feel comfortable, he did not rush through the appointment. I felt very good knowing my health needs were and will be met.
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Jun 25, 2019
Dr S seems to genuinely care about my overall health. He is very patient and I feel comfortable talking to him about my health concerns
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Jun 25, 2019
Dr.S is awesome
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Jun 23, 2019
this was my first visit with this provider and I was very pleased,
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Jun 21, 2019
very helpful and courteous
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Jun 20, 2019
Great/Professional
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Jun 18, 2019
Dr. Sankoorikal and the entire staff are just amazing. He always takes time and really listens to all our concerns. He always follows up on everything he promises. We would highly recommend he and the entire Baylor Scott and White Clinic to everyone!
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Jun 18, 2019
he is very friendly, he really seems to care about his patience he listens to every concern you have .
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Jun 15, 2019
excellent
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Jun 15, 2019
he was very kind and understanding he is the best i wouldn't want any other doctor to treat me
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Jun 12, 2019
excellent services and on time
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Jun 11, 2019
The ladies that are at the reception desk are some of the very best. The check out lady was extremely awesome and knowledgeable. The nurse was friendly, courteous and appear to be a wonderful lady. This is my second visit with Dr. S and we had some great conversation concerning my health issue. The staff at this clinic make you fell welcome and treats you with the upmost respect. The entire clinic are great people to be around. Thank you for these wonderful individuals.
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Jun 11, 2019
Easy to talk with; listened; genuine
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Jun 9, 2019
Very concerned about my health and answered my questions.
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Jun 6, 2019
I am always Comfortable , put it ease, And satisfied when I leave , even though I don't like hospitals I never regret visiting.
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Jun 4, 2019
always always issues with my insurance
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Jun 4, 2019
very friendly and easy relatable. explained medication and uses for them.
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Jun 3, 2019
Dr Sankoorikal is very attentive, he listens to my concerns, and works to get the answers I need regarding my health. I am pleased with his continued healthcare.
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Jun 1, 2019
my doctor is the most amazing caring man in the world he listens and he cares he is simpley the best.
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May 25, 2019
fast service good service
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May 25, 2019
He was very nice and answered all my questions. the only problem I had was he was very soft spoken so he was a little hard of hearing.
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May 21, 2019
From checking in, nurse, Dr and checking out. Everyone was so friendly. Best experience I ever had.
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May 19, 2019
Excellent care!
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May 17, 2019
This was my first visit with this doctor since my previous one retired. I think Dr. Sankoorakal is very caring and professional. I am very happy that he will be treating me in the future.
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May 17, 2019
I just met him. He is my new care provider. Fine so far.
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May 10, 2019
It was outstanding
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May 10, 2019
First visit with provider. Seemed okay.
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May 9, 2019
They are all very sweet, caring, if I have any issues or problems they are more than willing to help. Great doctor, great staff.
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May 9, 2019
He is so patient and listens to what I have to say. He is so caring and thorough.
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May 2, 2019
Very courteous
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May 2, 2019
Outstanding service by all
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Apr 30, 2019
very professional and was attentive to my needs
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Apr 27, 2019
my experience was good
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Apr 25, 2019
was very good took action on prescription that was causing some problem with my blood count on my kidney already have picked up my new script
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Apr 23, 2019
We all see Dr. Sankoorikal, we all love him. Great guy, attention to detail and very through!
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Apr 19, 2019
Excellent Doctor
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Apr 19, 2019
outstanding
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Apr 19, 2019
very good got me feeling good
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Apr 18, 2019
Everyone on the staff was very friendly and helpful and I felt really comfortable going. I usually don't like Dr. office's but this one made me feel great about being there and how I was treated. I'm making it my regular office from now on.
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Apr 16, 2019
Attentive, friendly and thorough.
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Apr 13, 2019
very good experience
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Apr 12, 2019
I actually enjoy coming to the doctors visit! I get treated very well!
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Apr 11, 2019
I am very having him as my doctor
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Apr 10, 2019
first time visiting with him and i was very satisfied
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Apr 9, 2019
a very wonderful person to associate fine understanding care provider he works with what he has virus my ailments and stuff but they were still on the line issues that we're kind of hitting that he couldn't really tell to no fault of his own is just due to my situation with dealing with cancer a while back
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Apr 9, 2019
very nice
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Apr 3, 2019
very good
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Apr 2, 2019
He was very thorough, patient, and understanding.
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Apr 2, 2019
good
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Apr 2, 2019
Great service! great care!
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Mar 27, 2019
very attentive, informative, referral given,
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Mar 26, 2019
not my regular doctor but he was very good and I was pleased I got appointment with him and not a PA
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Mar 21, 2019
challenging to get an appointment with my usual PCM in a timely manner
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Mar 21, 2019
Dr. Sankoorikal is a GREAT doctor!!! He has always showed me respect, concern and knowledge, when it comes to my health.
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Mar 20, 2019
Dr. Sankoorikal is awesome!!
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Mar 16, 2019
My doctor retired last month. This was the first time I have visited with this doctor. I was a little apprehensive since I had had my former doctor for almost 30 years. However, the doctor put me at ease assured me that he would be glad to be my primary care physician if I so desire to listen to all my concerns and talk to me about all my test results. It was a very good appointment and I left there and I happy mood.
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Mar 12, 2019
excelent
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Mar 12, 2019
He was very kind he took time to listen to my complaints and concerns. He did not rush.
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Mar 6, 2019
I feel very comfort and assured that my health and well being is always number one priority when I walk thru the door. I am well pleased with all the care and attention I get when I visit the doctor's office.
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