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Yael Willingham, MD

Otolaryngology

Accepts New Patients
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About Yael Willingham, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
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
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
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
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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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 - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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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 Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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
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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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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 - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Temple University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2017)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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, Yael Willingham, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (110) for Yael Willingham, MD

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Jan 12, 2023
Dr. Willingham treated my mother and I was present. She was very kind and professional and that made me also choose her and her team as my physician. She is awesome and I have already recommended her to friends and family. Thank you so much DOC..
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Jan 11, 2023
Very professional and courteous
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Dec 23, 2022
Dr. Willingham is an Excellent physician. She always is very thorough in her Exam and includes me in Conversation. She is very kind and personable.
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Dec 21, 2022
Very good provider very thorough
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Dec 21, 2022
Great care. She is outstanding.
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Dec 20, 2022
Dr. Willingham is a very upbeat provider who makes you feel totally comfortable.
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Dec 17, 2022
Very friendly and eases to talk to.
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Dec 17, 2022
She was very kind, efficient, and had a great beside manner
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Dec 17, 2022
She was incredible. We didn't quite figure out what is wrong with my sleeping habits but she listened without judgement and exhausted all her resources to help me
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Dec 16, 2022
She's a very caring professional.
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Dec 14, 2022
Awesome! Took care of problem pronto.
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Dec 13, 2022
Outstanding
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Dec 11, 2022
She was very nice help me when I was scared she is very good at her job
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Dec 11, 2022
Very Knowledgeable & Professional
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Dec 7, 2022
Dr. Willingham is very kind and answered all of my questions.
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Dec 7, 2022
Extremely friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. I had concerns seeing a new ENT (I've had only two for my entire life) but Yael was exceptional and one of the best providers I've visited across all specialties
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Dec 3, 2022
Quick visit. Very busy day.Made diagnosis of GERD without asking if I had any reflux. (I do not-repaired haital hernia).
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Dec 2, 2022
Professional and caring
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Nov 30, 2022
I appreciated her attentiveness to my concerns.
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Nov 30, 2022
She was relatable and conversational. She was very knowledgable, talked me through procedures and ultimately provided relief for a problem I have been solving for more than a year.
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Nov 30, 2022
Very personable and very knowledgeable
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Nov 29, 2022
Very good at listening and discussing my problems. Very concerned about getting the attention I needed immediately.
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Nov 25, 2022
Always very proffesional,
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Nov 25, 2022
Friendly atmosphere. Explains conditions clearly.
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Nov 11, 2022
Awesome!
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Nov 10, 2022
Professional!
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Nov 3, 2022
She takes her time to educate her patients about procedures and steps what to do and not to do before and after surgery. She also gives helpful reminders on important information. She went out of her way in taking a look of my nostrils when she noticed if I had allergies and gave some helpful tips.
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Nov 3, 2022
Informative
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Oct 29, 2022
She was friendly, efficient and caring.
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Oct 27, 2022
I'm satisfied and comfort
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Oct 27, 2022
Professional and caring.
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Oct 20, 2022
Very professional, very patient and she took the time to explain my TMJ. The entire experience was a welcomed sigh of relief compared to most providers.
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Oct 20, 2022
She provided me with a check up
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Oct 16, 2022
Great
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Oct 13, 2022
Explained my situation and how to resolve it
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Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Willingham was very thorough, personable, and professional. She proceeded with my procedure in a quick and timely manner. I was pleased with this aspect of my visit.
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Oct 13, 2022
Profesional, nice but lack of experience
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Oct 8, 2022
She is really caring for the patients. She takes time with them to make sure she solves the problem.
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Oct 7, 2022
Dr. Willingham is knowledgeable, professional, and caring.
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Oct 6, 2022
Great
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Oct 5, 2022
Great doctor. Very thorough and professional.
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Oct 1, 2022
She listened my concerns.
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Sep 27, 2022
Clearly answered my questions in a way I could understand. Also explained what she was doing as she proceeded to check and examine me.
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Sep 25, 2022
Listened and was concerned.
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Sep 22, 2022
Very knowledgeable and kind
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Sep 22, 2022
Very nice and knowledgeable
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Sep 21, 2022
Very nice and made sure everything was explained thoroughly
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Sep 15, 2022
Loved this provider! Very professional and easy to talk too.
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Sep 14, 2022
She was very pleasant and professional
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Sep 12, 2022
VERY PERSONABLE
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Aug 25, 2022
Friendly, attentive and thorough
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Aug 20, 2022
Very thorough.
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Aug 18, 2022
Just a great provider
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Aug 16, 2022
First, and only appointment so far. All questions answered, no open issues.
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Aug 13, 2022
I was so worried about seeing the doctor but she made me feel good about my visit everyone was so kind
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Aug 11, 2022
Veg professional
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Aug 11, 2022
Very nice and helpful
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Aug 9, 2022
A good and knowledgeable provider.
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Aug 6, 2022
Attentive to concerns as well as thorough examination. Personable and Professional.
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