Dr. Fashakin is a very pleasant and charismatic doctor. He did yell at me because I wasn't sitting in the "Next Patient" chair, but what was I supposed to do? Tell the lady already sitting there to get up? I actually found that funny rather than insulting so I just laughed and brushed it off. During my visit with Dr. Fashakin, he seemed to be knowledgeable about my condition and was attentive while I explained my issues. I only say "seemed to be knowledgeable" because I still have to give his treatment time to work. I hope it does! My visit with Dr. Fashakin was a bit brief but he had a growing number of patients waiting so it's understandable. As for the office itself, I am less enthusiastic about it. The office needs a serious upgrade. It was very messy and unorganized. The staff could also be more professional. They weren't rude, but their lack of professionalism even led to their inefficiency. The receptionist referred me to another assistant just to call my pharmacy, then the assistant referred me back to the receptionist so that the receptionist instead could do it. I didn't appreciate the back and forth for such a simple task when neither of them were busy. Lisa, on the other hand was very helpful and was willing to assist me so she instead updated my pharmacy info after I decided to call myself. There was also an issue with my ZocDoc appointment. I checked-in and completed my paperwork online and the receptionist said I was not in their system or schedule. The mishap with the scheduling didn't affect my appointment but I guess it's best to call and confirm with the office when you book thru ZocDoc until they get the hang of it. All in all, I would definitely visit Dr.Fashakin again. He was very welcoming and understanding. I just wish the office was more inviting.
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I haven’t been to a doctor in a while and he is very knowledgeable and it didn’t feel rushed. I had a good experience.
Pretty nice facility. Everyone was pleasant and helpful and Dr. Irina was nice and asked questions and seemed caring and concerned
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A primary care physician (PCP) is responsible for providing initial and ongoing care to patients for a wide range of medical issues. They also assist in health promotion and maintenance. They usually work with specialists and surgeons to provide comprehensive care to their patients. As they are the initial contact for many patients, they are required to give an initial diagnosis, as well as preventative care, by referring to the right specialists. They are also well-versed in educating patients about making healthy lifestyle choices.
An individual completes a residency program in either internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine or gynecology to become a primary care physician after obtaining their medical degree. It can take at least three years or more to complete the postgraduate residency program. Read more about primary care physicians on the American Academy of Family Physicians’ website.
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