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About Dr. David B Kerns
Dr. David B Kerns, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tyler, TX. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery and Surgery. Dr. Kerns is affiliated with Christus Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville. Dr. Kerns has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. David B Kerns has the following 2 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. David B Kerns has the following 10 expertise
- Diabetes Complications
- Vascular Disease
- Ventral Hernia
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
- Laparoscopic General Surgery
- Peripheral Vascular Diseases (Peripheral Artery Disease)
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dr. David B Kerns has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. David B Kerns is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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My overall experience with Dr Kerns was very bad. He was assigned to me when I was admitted into the hospital with Acute Biliary Pancreatitis. After the GI doc did the ERCP I was told that my gallbladder must come out. Dr. Kerns came in and told me surgery would not be scheduled until the following week so I could go home until that time. Because of scheduling conflicts I was not able to schedule the surgery for two weeks after discharge. He was very short with my husband and I and did not explain the procedure to us. After the surgery he called my husband and simply stated that I was done and they would call him back to recovery when they were ready. There were no post op instructions given. When I asked questions I was given vague answers. The only instructions the post op nurse gave me was on how to take care of glued incisions. 24-48 hours later when I was about to take a shower I just happened to notice that I had staples instead of glue. Long story short none of Dr Kerns staff knew my case or what was going on with me. I had a 2 week follow up visit and it was not worth my time. Dr kerns spent about 32 seconds in the exam room and only gave vague answers. I was also given preop paperwork to fill out during my post op visit. For ex. Allergy info)
Patients' Choice Award (2008)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Kerns is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
23 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1995
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Dr. David B Kerns accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsEast Texas Vascular Associates, 700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 510, Tyler, TX
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