Dr. Getu Assefa MD Patient Reviews

  • Interventional Cardiology Madisonville, KY

Overall Rating

4.3
  • 6 patient ratings
  • 3 comments

6 Patient Reviews

  • Excellent
    67%
  • Great
    17%
  • Good
    0%
  • Poor
    17%
  • Bad
    0%
  • Friendly Staff
  • Promptness
  • Wait Time 11.7 minutes
  • Appropriate Followup
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Bedside Manner
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Easy Appointments

Showing 1 - 6 reviews

2.0 of 5
July 31st, 2016
Tends Towards Aggressive Treatments
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Because of insurance coverage reasons, I went to him for shock treatment of my A-Fib heart. His scheduling staff was hard to deal with and then the appointment-wait was weeks. Dr Assefa was very easy to talk to; however, his staff (at Powderly) kept interrupting us for trivial reasons while I was being seen. He even took a 6+min phone call from or about another patient, breaking his and my concentration. I thought that was disrespectful to both of us. When I was at the Madisonville hospital for the shock treatment, he forgot to order my anesthetic so the staff acted positively hateful towards me for insisting on it. After the procedure, the heart meds that I'd been on for 4 mos were suddenly ceased; the one med he substituted didn't work so my heart reverted to A-Fib 4 days later (but what a great 4 days of energy). I felt lucky to have lived until my next appointment 3 weeks later. He then told me of invasive techniques that he was considering, but first he wanted to put me on a medicine with a page of side-effects that he told me to ignore; after only 2 doses, I was fighting tears constantly (I am usually a happy person). I felt like I was in front of a runaway train with Dr Assefa as the engineer. I talked with my insurance company, and now I am back to my original cardiologist who is out of Vanderbilt (I see him at Powderly). My meds have been resumed and successfully tweaked so that I am back to feeling almost as good as I ever have. We are taking it slow and easy. The other treatments are still potential possibilities but, at present, there is no rush to use them. The other good news is that I am back on Lasix, which Dr A had wanted me to discontinue (I gained 4# in 5 days), and I have finally been successful in losing weight through diet and exercise, things I had done before without results (because of the fluid build-up). I did like Dr Assefa as a person. He cares a lot for his patients and works long hours every day to give them all the best care he can. He is licensed in many states and keeps himself up to date with the latest research. He wants his patients well as fast as possible. I feel more comfortable at a slower pace.
Was this review helpful? Yes No

4.0 of 5
March 21st, 2015
Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
easy to talk to. ask questions. follows through on care you receive. Puts all ages at ease.
Was this review helpful? Yes No

5.0 of 5
September 7th, 2011
GREAT DOCTOR
Wait time
10.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
HE LISTEND TO ME, AND TOOK HIS TIME EXPLAING MY PROBLEMS AND TREATMENT
Was this review helpful? Yes No

5.0 of 5
August 9th, 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes No

5.0 of 5
November 17th, 2012
Wait time
15.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Was this review helpful? Yes No

5.0 of 5
July 25th, 2010
Was this review helpful? Yes No

Nearby Doctors

Dr. Getu Assefa, MD is similar to these 3 Doctors near Madisonville, KY.