Legacy Health Partners

Joseph Amavisca, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Family Medicine, Board-certified
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 228 RATINGS & 123 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Tualatin

About Me:

Dr. Amavisca is board-certified in family medicine. He received a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency at RWJ University Hospital Somerset. Dr. Amavisca was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He started his medical path as a combat medic in the United States Army. Dr. Amavisca enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons. His hobbies include road cycling, running, golf and fly fishing.

Year I Started Practice: 2009
Hospitals Served: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     228 Ratings     123 Comments

Dec 21, 2021
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Dr. A took all the time I needed to inquire about my health, history and family. Since it was our first meeting, I felt he extended himself to get to know me and my problems. Very impressed.

Dec 14, 2021
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Dr Amavisca spent an appropriate amount of time with our visit, he wasn't distracted or wanting to end before all aspects of the visit were addressed. He even went through my yearly appointments to make sure I was on track. Great care and wonderful disposition!

Dec 14, 2021
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All good experiences

Dec 7, 2021
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Good experience

Dec 7, 2021
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Good experience

Dec 2, 2021
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This was my first visit with Dr. Amavisca and I was extremely impressed with his knowledge about me and my care, as well as his approach to patient care and overall demeanor!

Nov 23, 2021
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Trying to get lab results via phone is arduous and frustrating. Lately I have had to wait far too long for results. Results are never left in a phone message or email despite my written permission to do so. Dr. Amavisca is absolutely outstanding but admin staff is obviously affected by the pandemic. Improvement in returning phone calls and notifying patients of their lab results is in dire need of improvement.

Nov 18, 2021
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Extremely pleased with Dr. Amavisca. Listened to all of my medical concerns, and made appropriate recommendations. Visit felt more like coming to a friend's house than a Doctors visit.

Nov 16, 2021
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None Amavisca is a great doctor, don't loose him

Nov 11, 2021
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All was very comfortable and informative

Nov 4, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca is very kind & caring - the best dr. for me.

Nov 4, 2021
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He was very thorough and asked lots of question. He was very helpful and has me on a plan to get things figured out so I'm not in so much pain.

Nov 2, 2021
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I've been a patient with Legacy for about 30 years. Dr. A is only my 3rd Physician during that time. So, needless to say I was a little apprehensive when I was told I would get a new GP. I couldn't be more pleased. Dr. A is a clear and concise communicator. He is detailed and thorough. He listens to my inputs and responds accordingly. He has my complete confidence.

Oct 29, 2021
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Wonderful bedside manner. Makes patient feel at ease and explains everything in a gentle manner.

Oct 28, 2021
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Every thing went well. Each person was kind, helpful, understanding, caring and willing to see that I was carried for.

Oct 28, 2021
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Doctor was very focused,at ease and seemed familiar with my health, as this was a first visit. There was no pressure from him to hurry through the appointment. He made a very good impression.

Oct 26, 2021
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Amavisca has been a big help in finding me the correct specialists I need for my heard.

Oct 21, 2021
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Excellent information and explanation of my diagnosis and tests needed. We will proceed. I feel confident in his ability.

Oct 21, 2021
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Always excellent service and advice.

Oct 19, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca is excellent.

Oct 18, 2021
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It was gpod

Oct 15, 2021
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I did recommend him to my wife.

Oct 15, 2021
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First visit with Dr. Amavisca. He took the time to get to know me and my health. Very personable and professional.

Oct 14, 2021
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Keep up the work!!!

Oct 14, 2021
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ON THIS VISIT IS WAS THE FIRST TIME I MET WITH MY NEW PROVIDEF. I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH HIM. I FEEL WE ARE A GOOD MATCH SO FAR. I WAS A BIT WORRIED BUT NOT ANY MORE.

Oct 12, 2021
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Dr. Joe is great and would definitely recommend him to others.

Oct 7, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca always does an outstanding job.

Sep 21, 2021
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Excellent

Sep 20, 2021
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The most interested Dr. Regarding my issues I have ever been to. Loved him. I'm a new patient.

Sep 17, 2021
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Excellent communication with this physician. He explains everything thoroughly and listens closely to what I have to say and/or ask.

Sep 16, 2021
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The appointment was to introduce the doctor as my new doctor. That, completed, I look forward to having him as my primary doctor for a long time.

Sep 16, 2021
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Been going to this clinic for around 30 years. All my dr s have been excellent.

Sep 14, 2021
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New patient/doctor meeting and check up. Excellent visit.

Sep 14, 2021
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Very pleasant experience as I have always had with his office

Sep 10, 2021
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Attentive

Sep 7, 2021
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Good visit, feel good about this new doctor for me.

Sep 2, 2021
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My appointment with Dr. Amavisca was to get a new primary care. After waiting months I was very happy with the care I received.

Aug 24, 2021
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I really appreciate all the staff they are amazing teamwork. I really appreciate the Joseph A. Amavisca as well. Thank you all for a good service.

Aug 24, 2021
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Entire experience was awesome from receptionist, physician assistant, doctor and lab personnel. Yahoo

Aug 20, 2021
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Dr Amavisca listened to my situation, and had a social worker come in and talk to me. He really cares about people.

Aug 19, 2021
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Very thorough and extremely friendly.

Aug 19, 2021
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Good.

Aug 13, 2021
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Dr Joseph Amavisca is a very good doctor! He is very polite, has a good sense of humor, explains things well and takes the time to listen to you.

Aug 9, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca is a rather new doctor for me. He was very personable and answered all my questions. Explained things well.

Aug 9, 2021
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Dr Amavisca is caring and compassionate. He listens and understands. I highly recommend him.

Aug 6, 2021
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I am a relatively new patient of Dr. Amavisca's. Both times I have met him have been very professional while friendly.

Aug 6, 2021
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1st visit with this provider

Aug 6, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca is a caring and compassionate doctor. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Aug 5, 2021
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My visit was 100%. All my questions and symptoms were fully addressed -

Aug 3, 2021
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It is nice to find a knowledgeable doctor who truly cares about his patient.

Aug 2, 2021
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Good initial visit. He was receptive to all questions

Jul 30, 2021
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Staff & doctor listen to what I said & responded.

Jul 27, 2021
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Dr. AMAVISCA extremely supportive of health goals and as family practitioner consistently follows up regarding kids as well including ideas to consider in my personal health goals.

Jul 27, 2021
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Very nice visit. Courtesy shown at all levels

Jul 26, 2021
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Always a good experience. Very glad I made the switch to Dr. Amavisca and have recommended him to family.

Jul 19, 2021
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Provider came into the room and began to lecture about the problems a certain medication can cause. He did not really ask me about a major concern I might have for that day. He suggested I might wish to find another provider since he did not like prescribing Diazepam.I could only guess where he got his preconceived Ideas before entering the room. My guess Is from the previous provider who left Legacy Meridian last year. I had to wait 8 months for this first meeting with Joseph Amavisca. Was it worth the wait?No.

Jul 16, 2021
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My visit was not scheduled. The office recommended I come in that afternoon .The visit was brief. The medication emailed into the drugest and I left. I will hear if a follow up is necessary. I am satisfied with the visit and the results.

Jul 16, 2021
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Dr Amavisca is always very attentive. I am [age removed] but he never dismisses me as an old woman with age related complaints. He listens and prescribes based on me as an individual.

Jul 15, 2021
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I really like DR Amavisca, he really takes the time to make sure my health and future health is a priority. I very happy with him as my physician!

Jul 12, 2021
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Everyone is very pleasant and helpful.

Jul 12, 2021
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Have always been treated well and with respect,am very satisfied.

Jul 12, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca took the time to listen and share. This was my first visit and a great start to building a professional connection.

Jul 8, 2021
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I am a New Patient. Extremely impressed on my first visit. Perhaps this form should address whether or not they are new patients.Best initial visit to a doctor ever

Jul 6, 2021
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Very caring - good bedside manner!

Jul 5, 2021
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Everything OK

Jun 25, 2021
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The doctor did discuss that I have Parkinson's examine me in any way during my annual check up.

Jun 25, 2021
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Dr very informative, efficient, friendly,caring. Altho he seemed rushed, he got it all done.

Jun 21, 2021
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I would recommend to anyone who needs to see a Dr to see Dr Amavisca.

Jun 18, 2021
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Since my regular provider relocated this was my first visit with Dr. Amavisca. Honestly, he may be one of the best PCPs that I have ever had! He is incredibly thorough, caring, and knowledgeable.

Jun 18, 2021
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Doctor Amavisca is a fabulous physician. He is very knowledgeable and very caring about his patients. if I could clone him I would recommend that every single patient have him for their physician! Thank you for this opportunity to tell everyone about how wonderful he is.

Jun 15, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca is awesome. He relates well to me with a genuine understanding of my history, family issues and even my life/career. He encourages sensitive health related questions without asking for them, just making you feel at ease in broaching the subject regardless of how embarrassing or dismissive it may seem to you, the patient. Once I explained my various concerns, he openly related his experiences and how we could 'team' to get me through challenges. He doesn't 'hit the big red button' regarding test results which helps me understand the issues without getting anxious.

Jun 14, 2021
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Great direct answer's to all questions and concerns.

Jun 8, 2021
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Efficient. Personable. Professional. Thorough. Overall an excellent experience.

Jun 8, 2021
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It was a great experience. New doctor, last one retired.

Jun 4, 2021
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Dr. Joseph is amazing!!

Jun 4, 2021
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Its always comfortable talk to my provider he answers all of my questions and always on top of it

Jun 3, 2021
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very nice doctor. cheerful and helpful and kind

May 11, 2021
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1st visit with new provider (to me). My old provider had retired.

May 11, 2021
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This was my first actual office exam since 2018. I enjoyed talking and listening to my doctor who I hope you pay him enough to keep him around.

May 10, 2021
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First time meeting this Dr. as mine has retired. Really liked him. Asked him if he would take my Father on as a patient and he agreed

May 3, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca can almost walk on water.

Apr 29, 2021
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This was my first introduction to Dr. A. I am really happy with the transition to Dr. A as he seems both very personal and very professional. I liked the fact that he took the time on my first visit to explain his philosophy in relation to his practice of his art. He did a great job of laying the ground work for an excellent doctor/patient relationship. He was very direct and to the point on issues that I needed to address and on issues we both needed to watch. I look forward to my continuing relationship with Legacy and Dr. A.. Another point of appreciation with Dr. A is I arrived 1 hour early for my appointment as I had another appointment before my appointment with Dr. A. I drive up from [location removed] for my appointments so I try to schedule them together. Dr. A had a little extra time and, though I did not request it, took me in right a way. I didn't wait more than 3 minutes. I deeply appreciate the good Doctor's concern for my time and his going out of his way for my benefit. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express my appreciation for my new physician. 5 out of 5 stars.

Apr 27, 2021
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I felt listened to and am looking forward to working with my new doctor.

Apr 23, 2021
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I really enjoy visiting with Dr. Amavisca. He has addressed all my concerns thus far and is always rooting me on while I'm trying to get my weight down. He is the best!

Apr 23, 2021
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He was up to speed on my health records. Very attentive and had good feedback.

Apr 22, 2021
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this was my initial meeting with my Dr., never had a primary care physician before. After meeting Dr Amavisca I can say he will stay my primary doctor, I am comfortable with him and he seems like a great guy and doctor. I feel like we bonded over a shared history and had an enjoyable visit. Definitely one of the best doctors I've met.

Apr 22, 2021
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I was concerned that in my annual physical i did not receive a prostate exam or explanation why not given a primary concern was recent diagnosis of sibling with prostate CA and family history. Also did not receive EKG or other exam functions I had been used to as part of annual physical with previous practice. Just need to know why these were not done or indicated so I can understand, but have the worry that I did not have a thorough exam and potentially miss some issue

Apr 20, 2021
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I am very impressed with Dr. Amavisca's easy conversational manner, and thoughtful replies to my questions.

Apr 20, 2021
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Very good care from this Doctor, and listen s to my concerns of health.

Apr 16, 2021
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The paper work they gave me to fill out was a waste of paper and time no one looked at it

Apr 13, 2021
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not bad, but when arriving didn't get s sense if the online questionaire I filled before the visit was helpful because I was asked to fill out all the questions again. Dr Amavisca is very approachable, willing to address any questions, and also very professional.

Apr 9, 2021
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This DR. is a really nice and knowledgable person - takes time with me and explains everything so I understand. I am so glad to have found him for my care.

Apr 8, 2021
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The reason my visit with my provider, Dr. Amavisca, has been such a great provider is he is extremely personable, willing to listen and adds humor. This makes going to the doctor less stressful, and the level of care top notch.

Apr 1, 2021
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it's always a pleasure my experience is always excellent

Apr 1, 2021
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is the best Doc I have had

Mar 30, 2021
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I know I am being billed for 30 min of face time with the doctor and I did not receive 30 min of face of face time with the doctor

Mar 30, 2021
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Like My New Dr.

Mar 18, 2021
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Dr.Amavisca listened to my concerns for an on going problem, referred me to a specialist who contacted me within 24 hrs.He spent plenty of time with me and I did not feel rushed in any way. I am satisfied with my over all experience.The nurses and front desk people were excellent .

Mar 18, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca is a very kind, compassionate physician, who has interceded on my husband's behalf when other specialists have failed to return calls or follow up on results of a CT scan, lab work, or echocardiograms. We can highly recommend him!

Mar 15, 2021
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Best experience ever!

Mar 12, 2021
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Dr. A is by far the most compassionate, kind and just plain likeable Dr I have worked with. He was my mother's Dr. first, and I was blown away by his bedside manner. I moved and immediately scheduled an appointment for him to be my primary care physician. He is one of a kind - we love him.

Mar 12, 2021
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He listens and communicates well . he respects senior citizens because he listens patiently to their concerns.

Mar 10, 2021
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It was a very good experience!!!

Mar 5, 2021
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As far as the lab results, I did not hear directly from a person in the office, I received my results thru My Health the website. I had no bad results so I do not expect personal interaction. I really l like my doctor. I do not see him often, but when I do, I always am happy I chose him!

Mar 4, 2021
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DR.showed "very concerned"

Mar 3, 2021
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We always have a very good experience with our Dr.

Feb 26, 2021
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I was very impressed with this doctor. It was my first visit . Very polite and made me very comfordable.

Feb 26, 2021
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I honestly wish there were words to describe how incredible Dr Amavisca is. not only his medical skills and knowledge but just his true kind, genuine, caring heart. he truly treats his patients with nothing but respect and kindness. also his team of Shannon, Mark and Sydney are some of the most amazing people I have ever met. I never in my life have been so blessed to have such a incredible medical team that I know i can always rely on and always trust.

Feb 26, 2021
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wonderful visit with a wonderful physician, very attentive, kind, and knowledgeable.

Feb 22, 2021
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I love Dr. Amavisca very helpful.

Feb 19, 2021
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My previous doctor retired. My purpose for this visit was to make sure I have a doctor who knows me and has seen my medical records. I found the transition process to be lacking so I made this appointment for a wellness visit just so I could meet a new doctor and be sure he knew me. Dr. Amavisca was everything I hoped he would be. He had read my records and seemed glad I had made the appointment. He seemed interested in getting to know me and do what he could for me, even giving me tips about which pharmacies would be best for various purposes, including getting the Covid vaccine. I am very happy to know he is my new doctor.

Feb 19, 2021
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all great experienced visits.I would not even think about going to another doctor. The whole staff was amazing.

Feb 18, 2021
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Very professional

Feb 10, 2021
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answered all my questions. had suggestions on options for diet

Feb 8, 2021
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always very good.

Feb 8, 2021
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He is a very nice and smart man. The clinic is clean. Everyone is friendly. Really good place.

Feb 5, 2021
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This was actually my first visit with Dr. Amavisca, so some of the questions are hard to answer. I am pleased with the first visit and plan to continue to work with Dr. Amavisca as my PCP.

Jan 28, 2021
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came back in and explain the problem with trigger finger.

Jan 27, 2021
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Excellent communication and honest concern for my well being. I felt very comfortable.

Jan 25, 2021
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Dr A is very knowledgeable.

Jan 21, 2021
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Dr. Amavisca was very thorough in his explanation of my blood pressure issue.

Jan 21, 2021
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I always feel excepted here by everyone in all my visits and it's never changed. yes, recommend this Doctors office especially Dr. Amavisca. He's help me with my health fighting weight loss and osteoarthritis in my knees and joins in my body. I've loss almost 100lbs because he motivated me to live longer with my wife not just half of my life. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THANK YOU!

Jan 20, 2021
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My appointment was made to accomplish two very specific things -- get my second round of a shingles vaccine and get another A1C. When I got into the examination room, I was informed that no shingles vaccine was available. Then why was I there? Why did I cancel and move meetings to attend this appointment? Couldn't someone from the office had called me and reschedule the appointment? If I miss an appointment, I get billed. If the clinic isn't prepared for the appointment, I waste my time. The time of the physicians and staff is valuable, but so is mine. Given the specific nature and purpose of my appointment, the communications could have been better. In the end, Dr. Amavisca went to bat for me and they were able to find a dose of shingles vaccine there at the office, so I did get the injection. His efforts on my behalf are appreciated. But when a patient comes in for a very specific purpose, and the clinic isn't prepared to fulfill that, a phone call and reschedule would also be appreciated.
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