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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steve Vacalis is Excellent. Dr. Vacalis has been reviewed by 11 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 4.6
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 2 areas:
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Complications

Education & Awards

Dr. Vacalis graduated from Des Moines University. He has 6 awards.

Outstanding Resident Award
Patients' Choice Award (2012 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
Bridges to Excellence Recognition
Bridges to Excellence Medical Home Recognition (2014 - 2017)
Level III
NCQA Physician Practice Connections - Patient Centered Medical Home (2014 - 2017)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Gastonia, NC
Family Practitioner


Dr. Vacalis has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Gaston Memorial Hospital 
  • CaroMont Family Medicine-Gastonia 


  • Hindi
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Steve Eleftheris Vacalis DO is a male Family Practitioner, has 15 years of experience and practices in Family Medicine.
Where does Dr. Steve E. Vacalis practice?
Dr. Steve Vacalis has 2 office locations.
Dr. Steve Vacalis practices Family Medicine near Gastonia, NC.
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