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Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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About Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

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.

Read Dr. Avramis's article, "How to talk to your doctor about your back pain."

Read Dr. Avramis's article, "Seeing a spine doctor? How to prepare and what questions to ask."

What is scoliosis and how do you fix it? Dr. Avramis explains it all in this video.



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 Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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 HMO
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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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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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 HMO
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 - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
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 - Flexcare
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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Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
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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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
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
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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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Superior - CHIP
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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 - CHIP
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 - Secure Horizons
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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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

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.

Meet Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

Meet Ioannis Avramis, MD

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, MD 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 (147) for Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

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Jun 13, 2022
Dr. Avramis is an outstanding provider.
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr. Avramis and his nurse were exceptional, kind and caring. Most importantly, Dr. Avramis addressed my problem, has a plan and has reinstilled the fact that there are still good doctors out there. I'm so incredibly thankful!!
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Jun 11, 2022
He is attentive to my questions. Explains my plan of care so I could understand.Took time to allow questions. Wasn't hurried even though they were busy!
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Jun 6, 2022
He is very concerned and ordered test to get to the problem. I am from out of state and waiting for results which is taking a long time. Three work days since I have had test.
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Jun 1, 2022
New patient, completely pleased with care provided.
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May 18, 2022
Very knowledgeable and answered all questions.
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May 18, 2022
Great care was given to me!
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May 18, 2022
Very friendly, courteous, and professional staff, taking time to explain the process along the way. Thanks to Dr. Avramis and his staff!
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May 14, 2022
He was polite and listened to me. Also I very much appreciated he did not have his nose in a computer the whole time!! That is most annoying and many drs do it! Very confident and put me at ease.
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May 11, 2022
I have seen several orthopedic specialists and I have full and complete confidence that Dr. Avramis is the right physician to improve my life going forward. I appreciate his background, expertise, kindness and compassion. I am trying to arrange a separate procedure first but Dr. Avramis has my full support and will be operating on me, God willing, in 2022.
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May 6, 2022
Dr. Avramis is straight forward with his diagnosis and approach to treatment. Answers all of our questions and is genuine in his care for our best health.
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May 4, 2022
I felt very good about my future surgery, thanks to the staff and Dr Avramis !
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Apr 27, 2022
Highly recommend. From start to finish the staff and Dr was professional and very helpful. No question was left in answered.Have complete trust in my treatment plan.
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Apr 27, 2022
Outstanding in every way. Extremely professional, brilliant surgeon, compassionate team. I recommend most highly.
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Apr 23, 2022
I am hopeful that I will get great care for my issues. I am glad that I was referred to this doctor.
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Apr 23, 2022
Had a great experience. Very thorough on explaining results of X-ray & further testing recommended.
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Apr 18, 2022
Dr. Avramis has always been very professional, thorough and friendly. Thank you, Dr. Avramis !!! You have corrected my spine!!!
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Apr 17, 2022
Kind, concerned, helpful, knowledgeable doctor.
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Apr 17, 2022
MA was professional and thorough.
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Apr 13, 2022
Very efficient. Impressive!
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Apr 11, 2022
Amazing experience.
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Apr 6, 2022
Excellent experience. Very professional, informative and also friendly and approachable.
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Mar 30, 2022
Exceptional
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Mar 27, 2022
Great
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Mar 26, 2022
Everyone so nice. The Dr had great personality and informative and made you at ease.
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Mar 25, 2022
Excellent care.
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Mar 25, 2022
Very easy to talk with and listen to. Nurse and PA were very knowledgeable and organized also.
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Mar 24, 2022
Dr. Avramis truly cares about my concerns. Best doctor ever!
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Mar 24, 2022
Awesome experience
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Mar 20, 2022
The communication was great.
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Mar 20, 2022
Dr. Avramis did such an amazing job on my back! He totally gave me my life back!
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Mar 18, 2022
Great experience overall. I had worries going into my appointment, but left feeling much better, thanks to the Dr. And staff. Had my problems addressed.
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Mar 16, 2022
Staff was polite and helpful. The doctor and the resident answered all questions. I was treated with respect
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Mar 15, 2022
Dr Avramis is an excellent communicator who listens intently & provides straightforward, clearly stated advice & options
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Mar 11, 2022
Explained everything, did not rush time spent with the doctor.
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Mar 10, 2022
Best medical experience I've had
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Mar 9, 2022
First visit involves a lot of explaining & asking questions: patients to doctors about the whole history of their condition, and physicians about What they see as the cause of the condition, and possible solutions. So far - I feel like things were explained pretty well, and the questions I've thought of since then can be answered at my upcoming appt. So far I am pleased with the manner of care, and feel like I am in good, experienced hands.
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Mar 7, 2022
I had no problem at all with him. He explained everything in a way that I could understand what he was telling me about my surgery.
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Mar 2, 2022
Thorough, respectful, attentive. The best!
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Feb 25, 2022
Favorable
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Feb 18, 2022
Exceptional.
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Feb 18, 2022
Still recovering, doctor and nurse show continued patient care
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Feb 13, 2022
Very efficient.No long waiting period. Staff very friendly.
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Feb 11, 2022
Dr. Avramis understood my spine issues. He knew what needed to be done to repair my back. He was very nice, smart, courteous and easy to talk to. I felt very good about our visit. I hope to have the surgery this spring.
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Feb 9, 2022
Dr. Avramis was nice and he answered all my questions about my problem.
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Feb 2, 2022
Very good experience all around and as we left, a "little extra" -- small individual chocolate bar. Followup also quick and thorough.
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Jan 28, 2022
We are very pleased with our visit!
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Jan 28, 2022
He disagreed with the prior doctors diagnosis and scheduled me for more test
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Jan 27, 2022
Good
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Jan 18, 2022
Excellent doctor great staff. The best ever!!!
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Jan 16, 2022
Dr is very caring and is concerned with a good out come for my issue. He made sure we were well informed and felt we were comfortable with the chose we had made in my treatment options.
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Jan 15, 2022
Fantastic doctor and staff
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Jan 13, 2022
I felt very good about my evaluation and the recommendations to go forward and keep my condition from getting worse.
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Jan 12, 2022
Dr Avramis is a great physician. He truly cares for his patients and listens to their concerns.
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Jan 11, 2022
Dr. Avramis is undoubtedly one of the best doctors I've been involved with.
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Jan 9, 2022
Excellent care
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Jan 8, 2022
Very good at explaining what my diagnosis is and explained how they are going to fix it. Looking forward to working with him and his staff.
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Jan 7, 2022
Dr. Avramis was kind, respectful and interested in helping me. I have confidence in him going forward.
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Jan 5, 2022
He literally gave me my life back!
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