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10/09/2014
By: Whitney T.
Patricia Peterson Fontenot DO
Not sure I will come back to that office, she is a great doctor but I'm there to find help for my child, I'm sorry I had been taking my daughter to a doctor that always said she was fine. She made me feel like a horrible mother and I'm not at all. I'm there for her help, I'm not there to get treated like that or talked to like that. So I won't be coming back to that office.
02/07/2014
By: nataliemomto2
Patricia Peterson Fontenot DO
Love this place !!Every time I've gone I have had hardly any wait time with courteous staff. Dr.Fontenot is always so nice and ready to listen to any concerns. I couldn't say enough good things of this place.
08/27/2014
By: S W.
Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute
Very professional! Dr Zhao spent a lot of time with me and explained things with me in plain terms. He understands my pain. Very friendly office staff too!
04/25/2014
By: nasaly.lopez
Patricia Peterson Fontenot DO
This is an excellent clinic, staff is always courteous and although I live in Terrell its worth the dive to Sunnyvale. Love it
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09/07/2016
By: Nasaly L.
Patricia Peterson Fontenot DO
Personelle is always kind and i love the doctors there because they go through everything with you and your children.
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