Faleh Atassi, MD
Acupuncture is an ancient discipline that has withstood the test of time. I see no drawbacks.
Saying he always found acupuncture intriguing, Faleh Atassi, MD decided to incorporate it into his family practice after attending the Helms Medical Institute, which is associated with UCLA. Dr. Atassi received his medical degree from the University of Damascus, he practiced in Syria and France before relocating to the United States where he completed his family practice residency at Indiana University Northwest. Unlike traditional acupuncture, medical acupuncture allows Dr. Atassi to get an in-depth look into his patients' conditions to determine if acupuncture is an appropriate treatment option. “During my first interview/consult with the patient, if I feel that he/she did not have a full and comprehensive evaluation for the condition in question, I may ask him/her to do so prior to initializing acupuncture treatment," he said. “It’s important to find the underlying etiology and treat it, because you don’t want to mask the main problem.”