Meet Dr. Bishoy Wassef
Office Locations: Secaucus, West Orange
Q&A with Bishoy Wassef
- Q: Tell us about your background as a doctor.A: I completed my undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior as well as French at UC Davis. Later on, I obtained my medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean after which I completed my family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at the Eisenhower Medical Center in California.
- Q: Why did you choose to become a doctor?A: My passion for medicine was closely intertwined with that for Sports Medicine as I had always been involved in athletics and had a strong interest in musculoskeletal care, fitness, and nutrition.
- Q: Why did you choose to practice in an open access primary care practice?A: I believe that this type of medical care provides our patients with extra tools and availabilities to be treated by their own primary care providers ensuring the best care.
- Q: What unique skills do you possess?A: Having completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and obtained a certificate of added qualification in the field, I am able to diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems for all age groups. This includes ultrasound-guided injections, guiding my patients towards various other therapies that can be of benefit, and prevention of future problems.
- Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?A: I do enjoy having the opportunity to evaluate, diagnose, and treat our patients from a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints and follow the regression of the symptoms. Between patient consultations and follow-ups I address patients’ needs from general questions to lab reviews to medication refills.
- Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?A: On a professional level, I am proud of the skills in diagnosis and treatments that I have acquired over the years in providing the highest quality care while gaining the trust of my patients. On a personal level, being trilingual in English, French, and Arabic allows me to connect and communicate with many others.
- Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?A: There are numerous challenges in today’s medicine but an important one is the public’s education regarding their own healthcare and acceptance of conservative therapies as safe ways to treat multiple disorders. On the other hand, there has been a slowly growing public interest in good nutrition and exercise as a form of preventative medicine.
- Q: If you couldn’t be a physician, what would you be doing?A: Nature photographer.
- Q: What makes working at Care Station special?A: For me, Care Station is special in its understanding and appreciation of all that Sports Medicine is able to provide to our patients. There is also a great sense of community and support amongst the providers and the staff.
- Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?A: Care Station provides complete care of the patients and enables them to take charge of their health.
- Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.A: I was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt and moved to California when I was 12. Since then, I have had the chance to live in Baltimore, NY, NJ, Miami, Saint Maarten, France, and England. I also had the chance to travel around Europe with my favorite destination there being Scotland.
- Q: How do you like to spend your free time?A: On my free time you can find me playing/watching soccer, going on a hike for a nature photoshoot, working out at the gym, watching a movie/TV show, or relaxing on the beach.