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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.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joe Askar is Excellent. Dr. Joe Askar has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joe Askar is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

614 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048
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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.

Board Certifications

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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Five Stars

A lot of doctors could take a lesson from from Dr. Askar

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The Best!

Dr. Askar is a very caring man. His main concern is his patient. He always spends time with me, listens to me and sees me through my illness. He is competent and always there when I need him.

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5 minutes
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Love him

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.

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15.0 minutes
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I like this doctor

Dr. Askar was extremely helpful and seems quite caring. Of the doctors I've been to in the Western NY area he is one of the best (maybe the best). Every time I had an issue he saw me right away and was never dismissive.

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    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
  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • New York Medical College


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joe Askar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • 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
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Independent Health
    • Independent Health Encompass HMO
    • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

Locations & Directions

614 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY


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