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Walton George Bartels, MD

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Accepts New Patients
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center (San Antonio) (1980)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center (1983)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Family Medicine/Sports 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 May 11, 2020, Walton George Bartels, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(160)
Overall: 4.9*
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Sep 11, 2020
The Dr. has been my lifetime PCP. He is excellent for taking care of me.
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Sep 5, 2020
dear care ever
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Sep 5, 2020
Thorough care
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Sep 2, 2020
Dr. Bartels was very through during our visit. He explained things in my terms. It was very clear he loves what he does.
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Aug 28, 2020
Dr Bartels always listens and knows what questions to ask to get to the accurate diagnosis. He has been our family doctor for many years, and hopefully he will continue to practice for many more years to come.
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Aug 22, 2020
great doctor
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Aug 21, 2020
Very concerned. Have been several times with this problem. Scheduled MRI.
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Aug 15, 2020
been going to dr barrels for 28 years. he is like family. hope he never retires
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Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Bartels has been my Dr. for at least 30 yrs. Dread the thought of him ever retiring.
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Aug 11, 2020
excellent
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Aug 7, 2020
Great experience always with this provider.
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr Bartels is awesome as is his staff
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Jul 28, 2020
very good. nurses and staff are great and Dr. Bartell is a very good doctor
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Jul 21, 2020
Takes the time to listen to me.
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Jul 17, 2020
Dr. Bartels is very caring and has been our primary physician for 30 years.
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Jul 16, 2020
I've been going to Dr. Bartels for 6 years now and will continue to.
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Jul 16, 2020
Dr. Bartels is the best! Smart, friendly, caring. He takes time to answer questions and explain and he doesn't act like he has to rush to get to next patient.
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Jul 15, 2020
very very nice.
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Jul 14, 2020
DR BARTELS IS THE BEST
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Jul 13, 2020
good
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Jul 9, 2020
Dr. Bartells has been my doctor for more than 20 years and I have the utmost confidence in his care and medical advice.
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Jul 7, 2020
great
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Jul 4, 2020
it was the first time my appointment started on time and the Nurses and Dr. stayed on time.
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Jul 4, 2020
Very pleased with this provider.
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Jun 30, 2020
definitely always for almost 30 years very concerned with my health and I appreciate his candidness
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Jun 22, 2020
Dr. Bartels is always courteous and knowledgeable about my health. He listens and answers all of my questions.
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Jun 19, 2020
always spends time going over test results and answers any questions I have. listens and takes action on any concerns I have.
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Jun 19, 2020
very good
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Jun 17, 2020
He has been my provider for years, always nice and caring. He's a great doctor.
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Jun 17, 2020
beey attentive to my needs and issues.
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Jun 16, 2020
Dr. Bartels has been my doctor for many many years. He has taken extremely great care of me.
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Jun 13, 2020
Dr. Bartels has been my primary for 20 years ... he is so sensitive and caring to my needs.. always. hope he is here to care for me many more years!!!
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Jun 11, 2020
very good visit
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Jun 9, 2020
good visit, as always.
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Jun 6, 2020
Dr Bartels is the BEST. Very patient and very informative.
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Jun 5, 2020
great
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Jun 5, 2020
Dr Bartells has been my care provider since I got out of the Army 22 years ago. He always takes the time to listen to my concerns and addresses them appropriately. He puts me at ease so that I may discuss any and all concerns with him.
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Jun 4, 2020
Dr Bartels always makes me feel comfortable and confident he is looking out for my health.
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Jun 3, 2020
Dr. Bartels is very knowledgeable and I feel comfortable with him. He explains to me in a way I can understand.
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May 27, 2020
provider has taken care of me for 25 + years, he is great
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May 24, 2020
I recommend Dr. Bartels to all my friends and family.
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May 23, 2020
the visit went well
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May 10, 2020
Dr. Bartels talked to me about being Diabetic and with this Covid#19 virus and out of my daily routine that my Diabetic numbers was good.
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May 9, 2020
Dr. Bartels has been my Dr. for many years. If I did not think he was the best, I would change. I consider him a friend.
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May 8, 2020
very good
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May 8, 2020
Dr. Bartels has been my doctor for about 25 years and has been an outstanding doctor.
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May 7, 2020
I was very pleased with my care provider Dr. Bartels!
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