Dr. Zia is a very caring doctor and he truly listens to the concerns of patients and is not adverse to patient input which not only shows a great degree of respect patients but also encourages them to be active participants in their healthcare. This is something I found lacking with other doctors have seen as they forget that patients are not as dumb as they believe and most likely have researched their concerns prior to seeing them. So yes, Dr. Zia has the final answer obviously as you would expect any doctor to but he will also truly listen and honestly let you know if a treatment or particular medication is not in your best interest. I find his approach to be balanced between doctors who are too permissive with their patients wishes and those who are strictly authoritative and do not value patient interest. I have found in him a doctor that I can truly trust with my healthcare and who really values my concerns about my health. It helps that he speaks multiple languages and also has a flexible scheduling system which is patient centered and not just about him and his time. He is a wonderful person and doctor and I'm glad I made the switch from my previous doctor of 10 years and entrust him with my healthcare.