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Dr. Joseph Perkinson, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Perkinson has been caring for Texans for over 20 years. He completed medical school at the University of South Carolina in 1992, and Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine residency in 1998. He embraced his initial private practice experience in south Texas, starting one of the state's first completely paperless medical offices, developing and refining workflows for a more rewarding experience for all. Following a transition to the north Houston area, he returns to his primary care roots in Vector Health, a company he formed for the express purpose of providing effective solutions to the many flaws in the American healthcare system. Americans need a patient-centric experience, where bureaucracy is marginalized, value realized, and a new respect for health is fostered.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Luke's Community Medical Center - The Woodlands

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of South Carolina, Doctor of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Residency in Family Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1497700058

Office locations

Vector Health

17198 St. Luke's Way, Suite 430

The Woodlands, TX 77384

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Never short of amazing! Dr. P is great. He listens more than any other doctor and makes me feel comfortable with each visit. Thanks again, and see you the next time.
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Very friendly and practical. Felt as if he listened to me carefully. Explained his thought process on my symptoms.
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Love Dr. P.!
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He was great! Spent over an hour talking with me and listening to my concerns. Really happy to have found him.
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Had a appt over a week ago, and still waiting for regular prescriptions to be called in. Have called 3 times! Will be finding a different Doctor.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr Perkinson was very thorough and took the time to ask questions and get to know me a bit before providing the diagnosis. I will definitely go back next time I need a doctor.
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Very personable. Offered to personally take any calls after hours, and also offered to open up his office outside of normal business hours if I did not get better. Would definitely recommend.
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2nd visit feeling very optimistic compared to my previous Dr at a different location.
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Dr. Perkinson is what a doctor should be. Attentive, caring, thorough, and listens well. You can tell he loves helping people. It's a calling and a gift. I have been around many doctors over the years. He is at the topon my favorites list. I came away feeling I have a doctor who is a friend too.
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He did an Incision and Drainage on an abcess on my neck. It was very quick and relatively painless. Coming from someone who hates needles and blades, he's the only person I trust to do this kind of thing!
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First time here and very impressed. From appointment making process to the actual visit, everything went great. Would highly recommend based on my experience and his background.
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Very pleased with visit knowing that i can be fully heard by Dr and didnt dismiss any of my concerns. Friendly staff , fast check in not a long wait and you don't feel rushed in and out. Would recommend office to anyone looking for caring Doctor.
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Dr. P is very good at making me feel comfortable, safe, but most importantly, informed! I had the best conversation I’ve yet to encounter in my almost 30 years visiting doctors with Dr. P. He is the type that truly listensto the patient (even if you interrupt, which I can’t help) and uses that information to better serve you. To me, he is the first “real” doctor I’ve come across in this broken healthcare system. Last point, the guy is very funny, charismatic and generally just a good guy to be around. Isn’t that what you want when you don’t feel good? Someone with information you need and the EQ to properly deliver it to you. Thank you Dr. P. Don’t know when, but I’ll see you again for sure. Best doctor!!!! For real, I am beginning to think I should be paid for this review, but that’s the extra mile Dr. P will go. As a side note, I never leave feedback or comments. However this time it would have been a great disservice to Dr. P.
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he listened to what I had to say and was very down to earth. I think my husband and I will be pleased with him as our primary care physician.
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Dr. Perkinson was extremely personable and informative. He prefers (when at all safe and possible) to work with his patients to implement lifestyle changes first before resorting to serious medicines. He was very hands on. He knew I had a fearof needles and drew the blood himself in order to make me more comfortable. What surprised me about him was his willingness to make himself available to his patients. You can reach him 24/7, he is just a phone call or an email away. I have definitely found my new Primary Care Physician!
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Dr Perkinson is truly the best physician I have ever been to see. He takes his time with patients and listens. If you are looking for a physician that isn’t going to rush you and listen to your concerns then you go to Dr Perkinson.
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Dr. Perkinson has great bedside manner and always is personable. That is very rare these days.
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Doc P is awesome!
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My trip to Dr. Perkinson's office was helpful and thorough as usual. Dr. Perkinson is straight and to the point, and I always leave feeling as though all my concerns have been addressed. The fact that I can always get insame day, and call after hours if needed is a HUGE benefit of working with this practice. I highly recommend Dr. Perkinson.
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Very personal and explains everything very well. A true professional but down to earth. Began visit with a synopsys of what is going on in the area, e.g. flu allergies, etc.
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Dr Perkinson is down to earth and was very helpful (and patient) with the many questions I had. I believe he truly cares about patient care.
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Very prompt and professional staff. With this team, there is no more waiting 15, 30 or 45 minutes to be seen. I recommend Dr. Perkinson to all my friends and family.
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Awesome doctor
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Doctor is worth the wait. Takes time to address your concerns, which is nice.
Less than 6 months ago
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I would recommend Dr. Joseph Perkinson to anyone. He was very thorough on our first visit. Made sure to get relevant family history. Asked a few times about things I may be concerned with, diet, alcohol, and smoking. Great beside manner, and good personal touch.
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Always a pleasure meeting with Dr P. He takes the time to listen and is never rushed.
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Awesome doctor! Genuinely cares about his patients.
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Dr. P - you rock. You made my daughter feel safe and secure. Many thanks for your protection of my family.
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I've been going to Dr. P for 2 years and he has always been amazing!
Less than 6 months ago
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Asked a lot of questions and made sure to know a lot about me and my issues.
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He was great and made me feel very comfortable despite being in a doctors office. The wait was a bit long, but I didn't necessarily hate it because he doesn't rush his patients.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very knowledgeable and down to earth. Goes out of his way to make you comfortable.
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Dr P is a Gem of a doctor. Always takes the time to know me and my issue.
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I thought Dr. Perkinson’s approach was refreshing in a world where most doctors do not take the time to really get to know you. I will be going back for my annual check ups. I feel very happy to have founda primary care physician I feel I have in my corner.
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The visit was very informative. Definitely will come back for any other issues.
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I was a little confuse with all, first my appointment was changed from the initisl timing I requested, but I understood, despite I gave i required information through Zodoc. But the worst part is that the communication was awful, i paidmy consultation and asked for specific exams, they did not tell me nothing about a timing i could expect the results or how the bill would be sent to me, generally for the exams I asked depend on the results you might need follow-up but they did not seem to care because I called back to get more information and the desl lady that answered was very rude to me and didnt seem to want to answer any of my questions. I did not deal with the lab after all, and I had some urgency on the exams, from the reviews i thought they would care more for the patients needs and not only treat them like a money wallet. I was very disappointed.
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Dr. Perkinson is hands down the nicest physician I have ever met. He was thorough, easy to talk to and put me at ease right away. Definitely recommend him and his staff. Definitely plan to make him my new FP!
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Dr. Perkinson is one of the most professional Docs I’ve ever been to (and I lived in many countries all over the world). Will definitely be seeing him again.
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I really appreciate his candidness and down to earth approach. His whole staff was very professional and engaging. Making me feel very welcomed. I would definitely recommend any friends or family to his practice.
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Dr. Perkinson is just wonderful! Highly recommend.
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I read reviews before I chose Dr. Perkinson....now it's my turn: "He treats the whole person"....he's not only tuned into your health, but your lifestyle and strengths/flaws. I'd nominate him for an award, but I'm sure he'd decline the offer.His brand of personality relaxes the experience and one feels better just knowing his heart is in a good place. Thanks Doc!
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Will definitely continue to see this doctor. Very caring, listens to your concerns, makes you feel at ease and that you’re getting the best treatment.
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Dr. Perkinson has the best bed side manner I have ever seen. He listens and is sincerely concerned with helping you feel better. His office staff is polite and very professional.
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The best!
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Great meeting him today! Made me very comfortable considering it was an uncomfortable situation. I will definitely make him my official primary physician!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Perkinson is very friendly and understanding and shows empathy and concern. He is very caring and is the first doctor in 20 years that shows an interest in who you are and what you need. I am so grateful to have found him.
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Great Doctor. He listened and didnt rush me. Very patient and considerate.
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Dr. Perkinson is always amazing! Listens, diagnosis’s and treats the issue every time. Highly recommend his practice and Vector Health to anyone looking for a personal doctor that truly is there to treat you respectfully and with kindness.
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Dr. Perkinson is very friendly. He takes time with his patients. I never have to wait in the waiting room. He is a great doctor. Would definitely recommend him to others.
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Dr Perkinson and Leslie were absolutely wonderful! Dr Perkinson is a great listener and spent a lot of time to help put me at ease. He also is very knowledgeable. It was a great experience!
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