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Ioannis Alexander Avramis

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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Using his fellowship training in spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients, Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, focuses on the comprehensive treatment of spinal deformity of both patient populations. Dr. Avramis is Director of the Baylor Scott & White Spine & Scoliosis Center at Baylor University Medical Center through which he endeavors to develop innovative treatments for spine conditions. In the past, he has also served as research director of the Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center - Plano.

Dr. Avramis was born in Houston and raised in southern California. He earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA, was inducted Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors summa cum laude. Medical school studies were completed at UC Davis in Sacramento, California, followed by an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital. Dr. Avramis has received additional specialized training in adult and pediatric spinal surgery during his fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital for Children-Northern California.

Dr. Avramis is dedicated to advancing the field of spinal surgery through research, publication and membership in various societies which include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon, North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society. He has contributed to more than thirty medical publications and spine textbook chapters, and holds a medical patent. In addition to the book chapters and research projects for which he serves as principal investigator, Dr. Avramis is interested in the development of instruments and techniques that allow patients to have a more successful and less painful surgical experience.

Dr. Avramis was recognized by Texas Top Docs as a "Top Doctor" for his commitment to excellence in Orthopedic Surgery for 2021.

Dr. Avramis has been nominated for the second consecutive year for D Magazine's 2021 Best Docs.

 

 



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18), Children (ages 3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - City of Dallas Employee Plan
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of California (Davis) (2006)
  • Internship: LAC - USC Medical Center (2007)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, LAC - USC Medical Center (2011)
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Adult and Peds, UC Davis Medical Center (2012)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare.As part of that vision, Baylor Scott &White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Ioannis Alexander Avramis disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
Johnson & JohnsonConsulting

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

Reviews (143) for Ioannis Alexander Avramis

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Nov 14, 2021
Arrived for 11:30 appointment at 8:00 am. They worked me in Early and I was back in a cab headed to the airport by 11:30 am. Very professional and accommodating. Surgery was scheduled as well as pre-op appointment. Dr. Avramis is great and is supported by an excellent staff.
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Nov 13, 2021
She was so nice and made sure we understand everything
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Nov 13, 2021
Great very happy with care provided
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Oct 31, 2021
He is the best! God gave him skill to change peoples' lives!He is humble and kind to his patients. He sees his own patients in the office!!! Not many surgeons see their own patients. He changed my life! I've been pain free for 3 yrs.
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Oct 29, 2021
We felt very comfortable and very heard. We will definitely recommend!!
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Oct 27, 2021
Dr Avramis is the best. Thorough, compassionate, most definitely considers your thought and ideas with his ability to offer options that are inclusive of your feelings. He is just the best.
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Oct 25, 2021
The Best
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Oct 11, 2021
Pleased! Dr. And Staff, very pleasant and Cared About My Questions! Listened To Why I Was There And My Concerns! Dr. Gave Me My Options And What he Could To Take A Better Look At My Issues!
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Oct 8, 2021
I felt at ease to ask questions and I felt like the Dr really listened to my concerns and questions. The Dr has a plan for my treatment and I feel very comfortable with that.
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Oct 8, 2021
Very pleased! The doctor answered all our questions, attentive, caring and called another provider that Is going to do a procedure on my husband today. So glad we came to see Dr. Avaramis. Excellent!!!! There are no words to express our gratitude!
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Oct 2, 2021
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Oct 2, 2021
Liked Dr. Avramis very much!
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Sep 29, 2021
He gave me hope.
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Sep 26, 2021
My son left there feeling so much better about his diagnosis and as a mom, that's the best possible outcome
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Sep 22, 2021
Dr. Avramis performed back surgery on my wife a couple of years ago and hers was an extreme case, so needless to say I trust him emphatically.
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Sep 22, 2021
Very caring and professional
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Sep 15, 2021
She was so nice,and listened to me and answered all my questions
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Sep 14, 2021
Fantastic Provider
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Sep 13, 2021
I was very fortunate to have Dr. Arvramis perform my scoliosis surgery as it was successfully done and have been pain free for 3 years now.
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Sep 6, 2021
The PA and the Doctor really listened to me. I finally found someone to listen to my concerns and actually help me. They are Amazing!!!
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Aug 29, 2021
Dr. Avramis went the extra mile to diagnose my condition and set up a pain management plan to try before any surgery.
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Aug 25, 2021
Dr Avramis is very professional and still congenial. Great surgeon. I've referred many friends to him.
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Aug 25, 2021
Excellent care and concern. I would definitely recommend this practice.
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Aug 17, 2021
Dr Avramis is great! I would recommend him to anybody who has a similar issue.
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Aug 14, 2021
I have great confidence in Dr. Avramis.
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Aug 13, 2021
Caring and professional throughout!
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Aug 4, 2021
Professional, personable and caring. He's the BEST!
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Aug 4, 2021
Awesome
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Jul 29, 2021
This is my second occasion to be seen by Dr. Avramis and I could not be more confident in his diagnosis and regimen for treatment.
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Jul 29, 2021
Doc was helpful overall, but also took the time to answer my questions which greatly helped in seeing the big picture
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Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Avramis does not beat around the bush, he is very matter-of-fact and will give you the pros and cons of your situation/diagnosis. He is great, caring and professional at all times.
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Jul 2, 2021
Dr Avramis and his staff were very professional, warm and kind. Dr Avramis clearly gave me my options and supported me in my decisions.
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Jul 2, 2021
I love Dr Arvamis, he goes out of his way to provide me the best care. He is one of my favorite doctors. The staff is also very helpful.
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Jul 2, 2021
Very easy to go through the process. Dr and nurse were excellent. Really explained everything clearly
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Jul 2, 2021
Doctor and staff were great
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Jun 29, 2021
I felt very comfortable and at ease
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Jun 25, 2021
Everyone else said no. He said yes. He's my hero!
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Jun 18, 2021
very good
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Jun 18, 2021
I love Dr. Avramis!! Best doctor ever!!! After decades of back pain I am now pain free!
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Jun 8, 2021
Dr. Avramis is kind, caring and knowledgeable. I have recommended him to family and friends.
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Jun 8, 2021
This Dr., MA, Receptionist we're all genuinely caring and helpful. Dr. Avramis gave his best prognosis and was thorough in explaining the process in lay terms. He, as well as his staff, helped me exit the office. Wonderful bedside manner. I highly appreciate that.
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