I believe that the doctor is there to help the patient make their quality of life better. Although that means prescribing medications, I do not believe that we should just throw pills at every problem without thinking. The doctor needs to listen and understand what is actually important to the patient. I support open and honest communication between doctor and patient even if we don't agree on everything and I prefer to offer patients advice based on current medical knowledge and guidelines instead of lecturing. I try to maintain a healthy skepticism about standard medical advice and realize that you cannot apply one rule to every patient. I try to advise the patient as to what I would do personally if I were in their situation or as if I were advising my own family member. It is just a modern day reality that doctors have certain time limitations but I fight against becoming complacent and giving in to leaving things as "good enough." It is my responsibility to give the patient my best effort every time because they have put their trust in me. I do not have a problem admitting that I do not know everything because it is not possible for one doctor to know everything. I often look things up to be sure and to check for new or updated information that I may not be aware of. Finally, because of my experience as an Infectious Disease consultant I feel that I can offer additional expertise and a broader perspective to my patients.Read more
I come from a strong family tradition of the practice of medicine. Both my father and my grandfather were physicians,...Read more
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Assimacopoulos to family and friends is 5 out of 5
We welcome feedback from all our patients and try to learn and change so as to continually improve our practice. We share feedback, both good and bad, with everyone involved (in a non-judgmental fashion) especially if we see a chance for process improvement. If you contact my office and ask for "Dr A's assistant" you will be able to get a message to me. If you are a current patient, you can...