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About Dr. Joe Askar
Dr. Joe Askar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Dunkirk, NY. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include General Surgery. Dr. Askar is affiliated with Westfield Memorial Hospital, Tlc Hlth. Network Lake Shore Hospital and TLC Health Network - Lake Shore Campus. Dr. Askar has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Joe Askar has the following 1 specialty
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Joe Askar is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Since he's a surgeon, my contact with him has been limited, but I'm delighted with him and with his staff. The only drawback: they don't take any kind of plastic payments- cash or checks only. I can understand that, considering it costs a fortune in fees just to have an account for processing plastic, so I'll deal with it. He's my "go to" guy for surgery.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Askar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Westfield Memorial Hospital
Tlc Hlth. Network Lake Shore Hospital
TLC Health Network - Lake Shore Campus
Brooks Memorial Hospital
TLC Health Network - Tri-County Memorial Hospital
Lake Shore Health Care Center
Brigham and Womens Hospital
TLC Health Network
Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, NY
Tlc Hlth. Network Lake Shore Hospital
Tlc Health Network - Lakeshore Campus
Lake Shore Hospital Inc
24 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
New York Medical College
Dr. Joe Askar accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Independent Health Encompass HMO
- Independent Health FlexFit HMO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & Directions614 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY
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