Accepting new patients

Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Assaf

The Center for Neurosciences

4370 7th St Moline, IL 61265

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number


Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD is a neurology specialist in Moline, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurology, headache management, and more.


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Assaf accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(309) 517-6891

Dr. Assaf accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care of Iowa
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicaid of Illinois
Medicare
PacifiCare Health Insurance
PacifiCare PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Assaf's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Assaf's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assaf treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Assaf treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assaf treats Headache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Assaf treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assaf treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Assaf treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Assaf's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD is a neurology specialist in Moline, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurology, headache management, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Headache Management
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1989

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Assaf's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Assaf

3.0

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
48.148148148148145%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
1 Star
44.44444444444444%
(12)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Assaf?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Assaf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Dr. Assaf is by far the best doctor I have ever met. I struggled with undiagnosed, unmedicated myasthenia gravis for 2 years after receiving no help from the many doctors I had seen, no one could tell me what was wrong with me. Dr. Assaf was the first doctor to actually examine me, spend time learning and talking with me, and was extremely helpful. He mentioned myasthenia gravis within 5 mins of my first appointment, prescribed me the correct medication and I had relief within hours of leaving his office, after years of struggling. I went from not being able to walk, to being in remission within 4 months thanks to Dr. Assaf. I truly believe this doctor saved me, when every other doctor I had seen had let me down. His staff is very nice, the nurses, Dr. Assaf & the nurse practitioner are all amazing, great listeners that really sit down and take the time to help you.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
Last 2 appointments had to wait 1 he or more before seeing him,and when confronted gave excuses about insurers and being overwhelmed with patients not making adequate moment and staff couldn't find data,even when hand delivered by me
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
Poor bedside manner.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
Dr. Assaf has taken care of my elderly father on two separate occasions. On both occasions he was suffering from extremely serious medical problems and at the emergency room including the ICU. He took time from his personal life to come to the hospital to attend to my father. I can honestly say he was the ONLY DOCTOR who showed a personal interest in my father's well being and the ONLY DOCTOR who provided prompt follow up care. My father might not be with us today but for his involvement.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
The worst healthcare provider I have ever seen!! The doctor did not even LOOK at my MRI scan and spent a whole 3 minutes with me for my initial evaluation. He was rude and very unprofessional. Nurse practitioner completely clueless..Would not take my dog there. Healthcare at its worst!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
I highly recommend Dr. Assaf. My experience with Dr. Assaf is above and beyond my expectations. Dr. Assaf is always knowledgeable of the latest research - the positives, negatives and details of the available medicines and how the medicines may affect the patient - very complete with testing and most of all concerned with what works the best for the patient. I am also impressed with Dr. Assaf's concern and activeness in knowing the patients family.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
Very professional. Listens and takes detailed history. Explains things in detail. Office staff courteous, prompt and easy to work with
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
Dr Assaf was very professional. He provided my daughter with the greatest care. He also was willing to explain and listen to my concerns as well. He went above and beyond to make sure all measures were taken to make sure we could find answer to my daughters problem. He ordered efficient testing and proper referrals. I was very happy with him and his staffs service.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
First time going there was a Tina of paperwork which is hard when you are there for hand numbness, waited about 30 min just to sit in a room and do more paperwork and wait another 30 min for the "student" to come in, then another 30 min and the doctor came in. He kept leaving the room to get more papers. At the end he told me I needed a sleep study. Very unorganized and I still have no answering for my numbness. Office staff seemed to work hard and was polite under the craziness nuts
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
*The wait time is my biggest complaint. *Dr. Assaf is wonderful, the staff is extremely efficient and smiling(unsure about some of these other complaints-bad day?) *Nice comforting office *Ease of test scheduling *Would recommend name on door/building
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
I think this man is extremely knowledgeable in his field, and he is certainly qualified as well. That said, the staff was horrible. Every time I call, I am answered with such unnecessary rudeness. I have never experienced this with any other receptionists. It also took over an hour for me to get in and out of the office for an appointment that lasted maybe 10 minutes. Extremely unprofessional, and would not recommend.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
I read some of the comments, and I think they were not very fare to him. I think some people do not care for him because of his bed side manner. He cares about his profession, and his patients. He is not your friend he is your doctor! I wanted this procedure for about 10 years. I had no luck getting it done with the others I seen, He got it done in about 6 months. I highly recommend him. You can tell his staff and he is all about patient satisfaction.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
Horrible bed side manner. I dnot care if he was the only Dr. left on earth, I would rather suffer than go see him.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option5
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?
Reply
I like dr Assad because he listens to what I have to say. He made his suggestions on a few things and left it up to me what I wanted to do, and I appreciate that. There's no rush. He asks me questions and I answer them truthfully. I feel comfortable with him.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bassam Assaf, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Assaf?

Locations

The Center for Neurosciences

1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Assaf treats patients.

Learn more

Trinity Rock Island

Rock Island, IL

Compare Providers

More providers who are similar to Dr. Assaf

Show All Neurologists