Physicians Surgeons in Waco, TX

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8. Dr. Hing-Sheung Eugene Fung, MD

2911 Herring Ave Ste 306Waco, TX 76708

(254) 755-4582
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Dr. Robert W Wilcox, MD

9. Dr. Robert W Wilcox, MD

6614 Sanger AveWaco, TX 76710

(254) 537-6100

Dr. Patricia Wilcox is an EXCELLENT doctor, in my opinion. During my first visit with her this last year, she took her time with me and made me fee…

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10. Dr. Michelle T Manning, MD

601 W State Highway 6 Ste 101Waco, TX 76710

(254) 772-5454

From Business: Dr. Manning was born and raised in Central Texas and graduated from Lorena High School. She attended Baylor University, and then received her medical degree from …

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11. Steven Dutton MD

1316 Washington AveWaco, TX 76701

(254) 776-1421
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12. Women And Newborns Center

6901 Medical PkwyWaco, TX 76712

(254) 751-4581
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13. Boley Jason M

301 Londonderry DrWaco, TX 76712

(254) 751-4880
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Heart Of Texas Pediatrics

14. Heart Of Texas Pediatrics

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BBB Rating: A+

601 W State Highway 6 Ste 102Waco, TX 76710

(254) 399-8364

The doctor's they have working here are young and knowledgeable. I have used them since they opened and would drive from out of town to use them if…

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15. Gilliland Wes

601 W State Highway 6 Ste 105Waco, TX 76710

(254) 741-6113
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16. Ballew K Kyle DPM

6400 Cobbs Dr Ste 800Waco, TX 76710

(254) 732-2224

I was impressed with how quickly he accurately diagnosed the problem. He also made practical recommendations that I could begin to incorporate on my…

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Russell S. Rowe MD MBA

17. Russell S. Rowe MD MBA

300 Richland West Cir Ste 2cWaco, TX 76712

(254) 340-6000

It’s not often that you come across a doctor that is all but kind, knowledgeable, and passionate about what they do, especially when it comes to giv…

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Townson James P., D.P.M

18. Townson James P., D.P.M

201 Colonnade PkwyWaco, TX 76712

(254) 776-6995

Dr. Townson is an a caring physician. He takes the time to listen to what you are saying and to explain what needs to be done in a way that you can…

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19. Dr. Webster Lowder, MD

3400 Hillcrest DrWaco, TX 76708

(254) 752-2587
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Dr. Jon Marc Goodnight, MD

20. Dr. Jon Marc Goodnight, MD

6600 Fish Pond RdWaco, TX 76710

(254) 752-9638

Dr Goodnight is a kind and compassionate practitioner.

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21. Ed Contreras MD

364 Richland West CirWaco, TX 76712

(254) 537-0911

I really love the staff and Dr. Carpenter. I will recommend them to anyone. They are the best!!!!!!!

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22. Laura Farber M.D.

201 Londonderry DrWaco, TX 76712

(254) 772-4499

Dr Farber did cataract surgery on me and I couldn't be more pleased with her skill and professionalism. I highly recommend her.

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23. Dr. Juan J Rodrigo, MD

50 Hillcrest Medical BlvdWaco, TX 76712

(254) 741-1400

Dr Rodrigo is an excellent Doctor whom I would recommend Highly to anyone that needs his services. Even my primary Dr Rainey was impressed the way…

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24. Dr. David H Gogulski, MD

7700 Fish Pond RdWaco, TX 76710

(254) 761-4444

My primary DR. Dr. Jance. Blood Thinner Nurse: Holly

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25. Waco Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center

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BBB Rating: A+

364 Richland West CirWaco, TX 76712

(254) 230-1109

The doctor was nice, nothing else about the experience was good. Could not get results from test, could not get medication sent in to mail order p…

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26. GunterMD Dermatology

6609 Sanger AveWaco, TX 76710

(254) 399-6941

I went to what they call a "dermatolgy" clinic more like a quack job ! my appointment was at 2 wasnt seen till an hour laterly , i went to the recep…

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27. Waco Surgical Group

6600 Fish Pond Rd Ste 101Waco, TX 76710

(254) 776-3188

Uses collection agency to bill! I was a new patient (new contact information in system) and did not receive a statement/bill before a collection age…

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28. Hecox, Scott, MD

50 Hillcrest Medical BlvdWaco, TX 76712

(254) 741-1400

Extremely poor!!!! I had hand surgery one year ago and its worse than before. The pain is worse and after doing the therapy I was told to do there w…

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29. Suleiman, Yousef N, MD

100 Hillcrest Medical BlvdWaco, TX 76712

(254) 202-2000

His bedside manner was non-existent.

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30. Lianda Martinez MD

600 Franklin Ave Apt BWaco, TX 76701

(254) 537-6000

From Business: Dr. Martinez-Nieves is a recent graduate of the Family Medicine Residency program at Stony Brook University Hospital. She received a Doctorate of Medicine from Un…

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Laura Farber M.D.
Ross M. rated

Dr Farber did cataract surgery on me and I couldn't be more pleased with her skill and professionalism. I highly recommend her.

Hecox, Scott, MD
Efrain C. rated

Extremely poor!!!! I had hand surgery one year ago and its worse than before. The pain is worse and after doing the therapy I was told to do there was no relief. The doctor has no answers for fixing problem. He is very unprofessional and sympathetic. I really feel like maybe he did something wrong with the surgery and won't admit it. Or something else. Even the nurse knew there was something more going on but he cut her off when she tried to explain it. I feel it is a waste of time and money

Dr. Juan J Rodrigo, MD
Gloria A. rated

Dr Rodrigo is an excellent Doctor whom I would recommend Highly to anyone that needs his services. Even my primary Dr Rainey was impressed the way he takes care of his patients. It wouldn't hurt all Doctors to listen to their patients about the patient's symptoms.

Dr. Felicia Kay Macik, DO
boss81 rated
Horrible

I was recommended to Dr. Macik for my severe back pain. After many visits with her injecting some crap in my back that did absolutely nothing and I was out several hundred dollars she finally scheduled me for an MRI. I knew a specialist at the hospital and he showed me that I had a bulging disc and a tear that had caused my vertebrae to lose fluid. Then the X-ray showed that my sacrum was twisted and out of place. She called me several days later with the results and told me there was nothing wrong with me and basically accused me of being a drug addict looking for pain killers. This woman was repeatedly rude to me and treated me like a crackhead from the first visit. All she wants is repeated visits to get money. I would not recommend her to my ex-wife!! I have since found treatment thru other doctors and I feel like my old self before I met this disposable woman that calls herself a doctor

Did You Know?

Physicians and surgeons help to keep people - from infants to the elderly - as healthy as possible. These individuals provide diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of ailments, and preventative care and early detection for more serious illnesses. Whether you love or hate going to the doctor, the fact is your physician is there to listen to your health concerns, take preventative measures against diseases and advise you on your options for staying in tip-top shape.

In 2013, there were more than 1 million doctors of medicine in the U.S., over 854,000 of which were active. Additionally, in 2012, there were about 18,000 active general surgeons in the country. It's important to know which type of physician or surgeon you need, how to choose the best one, and account for other considerations in order to stay healthy.

Different Types of Physicians

Patients can choose from a wide variety of physicians depending on doctor specialty and what problems they are experiencing. Here are a few of the most common types of physicians that you may see in your lifetime:

General Practitioner
Your GP is the doctor that you go to for regular checkups, vaccines and to identify health issues. GPs can treat many different illnesses and injuries, from the common cold to a broken arm. If your health requires a second opinion or expert care, the GP will refer you to a specialist who has the skills to focus in on the issue.

Cardiologist
Heart attacks and heart disease are some of the most common afflictions seen across the country, making cardiologists important to your long-term health. These physicians specialize in studying and treating the heart and related diseases.

Dentist
Other than a GP, the dentist is likely the most common physician you'll ever see. These professionals work with the human mouth, ensuring that your teeth and gum health are up to par. Patients typically go to the dentist twice a year.

Dermatologist
Dermatologists are focused on skin-related issues and diseases, from skin cancers, to acute acne, eczema, psoriasis, and general cosmetic concerns like aging and scars. Most will also perform annual or semi-annual mole checks to screen for any signs of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

ENT
If you have a number of sinus infections or have had your tonsils taken out, you've likely seen an ENT specialist. ENTs handle ailments related to the ear, nose and throat, often related to taking out tonsils and treating hearing issues.

OB/GYN
For many women, their gynecologist and obstetrician are the same person. These professionals work with the female reproductive system to focus on reproductive health, fertility issues, prenatal care, options for new and expectant mothers, neonatal care and childbirth. OB/GYNs can also help in the early detection of breast or cervical cancer.

Choosing a Physician

There are obviously a number of physicians that you can choose from, but how do you know if they're the best choice for you? Here are a few considerations to help you pick a physician:

Look at Your Insurance
Before you get down to the details, you need to verify which doctors are covered by your insurance and whether they are in or out of your carrier's network. Rates may be cheaper if the doc is in network – a doctor can be covered by your insurance but not necessarily in network. Out of network is typically more expensive. Doctors often add and drop plans, so it's important to ensure that your options are compatible with your insurance plan. Doing your homework will help you avoid unexpected expenses. 

Check for Board Certification
Your physician should be certified through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Doctors must earn a medical degree from a qualified school, complete three to seven years of residency training, be licensed by a state medical board and pass one or more ABMS exams to be certified.

Examine the Reviews
Reviews of a doctor can reveal a lot about what your experience may be like. People may grade on staff friendliness, availability and effectiveness of treatment. Looking at these evaluations and getting recommendations from family and friends can direct you toward a physician for your needs.

Choosing a Surgeon

Surgeons can literally hold your life in their hands, and it's important to find the best one that can put you at ease and treat you effectively

Compatibility Factor
You need to feel comfortable with your surgeon. It's important to communicate your concerns and that your surgeon can respond adequately. Surgeons should be willing to go over the details of your procedure and answer any questions that you may have. They must take the time to discuss and address your worries.

Expertise Level
If you're going in for surgery, you want someone that knows what they're doing and has a high success rate. Ask how often the surgeon performs this surgery and try to find one that regularly does it. This will give you peace of mind that you're in capable hands.

Understanding Your Insurance

Your decision on a physician or surgeon can be majorly affected by the insurance plan you have. You may have insurance through employment, your spouse, your parents if you're under 26, or the marketplace if the previous options don't apply to you. It's important to understand how your insurance works to have the full picture of what you'll need to pay for.

Your insurance will have a deductible, which is the amount that you're responsible to pay for covered medical expenses. Some plans have coinsurances, where you must pay a certain percentage of the bill, and insurance will cover the rest. Co-pays state a flat rate for certain services, like paying $20 when you visit your GP or a $100 co-pay for an emergency room visit. Once you reach your out-of-pocket maximum, which will differ if you're an individual or within a family plan, your insurance may pay for 100 percent of covered medical expenses for the rest of the plan year.

If you plan to go to the doctor, need medication or have been recommended for surgery, call your insurance provider or go online to see what your plan covers. You can choose the best doctor for your needs, understand your options and prevent yourself from being blindsided by medical expenses.

Setting Your Appointment

Most doctors require a phone call for an appointment, although some may provide online scheduling as well. Be sure to have your insurance card with you when you set an appointment, and to bring it with you to the actual appointment. They need the ID numbers to verify your coverage, and will usually make a copy of the card for their files so you don't have to show it again unless your insurance changes.

When you call, let them know if you're a new patient, as this will require you to complete some paperwork for your first visit. Tell them the reason for your visit, such as your symptoms if you're feeling sick. It's also important to inform them if you have Medicaid and to find out if you need to bring anything to the visit, like current medications or medical records.

From here, the receptionist will likely ask what dates and times work best for you. During your call, it's important to be honest about your symptoms and the reason for your visit. This information will help the doctor treat you and give him or her an idea of what to expect. Your appointment may progress faster as a result, and the doctor can come prepared with a list of options to better care for you.

Risks

Doctors see a number of patients in a day, sometimes in 15-minute increments in areas where the physicians are in high demand. This can leave little time for doctors to perform thorough examinations, and they can end up missing certain problem indicators. While some problems, like a cold or flu, can be diagnosed in this time, more complex ailments require attention, which takes up time. Reviews can illuminate which doctors actively spend the necessary time with their patients and which ones are pressed against the clock to meet demand.

Surgery has some more dire risks attached to it, so be sure to talk to your surgeon about the potential issues that can come up as a result of your procedure. If a patient has a reaction to anesthesia, it can cause very serious complications, but this is an uncommon occurrence. Blood clots can be a significant problem after surgery, often caused by inactivity during recovery. Infections, numbness, scarring, swelling and death are all possible, but the likelihood of these issues will vary depending on the type of surgery you're undergoing. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and your risk potential.

Aftercare

Surgery affects people in different ways, but as you begin to emerge from anesthesia, you'll want to alert your nurse to any issues you may have. The nurse will tell you how the procedure went, what effect it will have on your condition, what to expect when you get home and how long it will take to get back to normal. If you start feeling pain, the nurse may give you medication to stop it from getting worse. When possible, it's also advised to move around to avoid blood clots from developing in your legs. This can be as simple as occasionally flexing your knee or rotating your foot. 

Some surgeries are outpatient procedures, where people are released the same day. For major surgeries, patients may stay at the hospital for a few days to be monitored and address any concerns before being sent home. Discuss with your surgeon the projected length of the hospital stay and what you need to bring.

Recovery and Follow-up

Your recovery time and follow-up expectations will vary depending on your procedure. For example, you can be expected to be on your feet within a few days of having your wisdom teeth taken out, but it may be weeks before you have fully recovered from a broken foot or heart-valve surgery. Your surgeon will give you a list of things that you'll need to do during this time, including what medications to take and when you'll be able to get back to work and other activities.

Every surgery will have a follow-up call or appointment to discuss your recovery and allow you to ask any questions about unusual symptoms or changes in your overall health. If you have a major operation, like heart surgery, it's important to make regular checkups with your doctor or a specialist to ensure that everything is normal. Visiting a doctor will help deter infection and verify that everything is healing as expected. These appointments will give you peace of mind about your state of health and ensure that any issues are caught early on.