You are the most generous, warm, genuine, and caring person (and physician!) I have ever met. The warmth that you express for all of your patients is beyond what I have ever seen or experienced before and that is something truly special…Your office is the most beautiful office I have ever seen, and is completely filled with compassion, love, warmth, and generosity.
Dr. Assia Stepanian is the epitome of elegance and compassion in women’s health and gynecology. What a true gift and blessing I found in the incredible physician and lovely new and wonderful friend! Dr. Stepanian is extremely compassionate. She sees and listens to her patients through the eyes of her heart.
Thank you for being there for me! J. and I left with smiles on our faces, amazed at the warmth and care received. We never experienced this sense of comfort before…You all are truly blessed!
R. & J.H.
Your sincerity and genuine love for people is a gift to everyone that knows you… I love you Assia Stepanian.
Thank you for your kindness, compassion, love, skill, and grace. You have a pure heart that is full of love. God sent me to you because he knew how much I was suffering and now I am healed. Words cannot describe how blessed and grateful I am to have found you! Thank you!
Dr. Stepanian gave me confidence that, no matter what was wrong, we would be able to handle it together. My confidence grew further as she conducted an exam in the most professional and considerate manner. Her kindness and compassion, as well as her knowledge and expertise, far exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much, Dr. Stepanian!
I want to thank you for taking care of me on the plane in July. I only remember parts of the flight. Don’t know how I would have made it without you. You couldn’t be more thoughtful, and I couldn’t be more grateful! Thank you So much!
Our family wants to thank you for all the time, love, expertise and compassion you showed our daughter these past few months. We are so happy and blessed to have put our child in your special hands. She is doing beautifully. You are every woman’s wish for a caring gynecologist and we are so fortunate and appreciative you are part of our lives. Your beauty and kind heart are truly reflected both inside and out and we praise God you came into our lives.
Having been “around” so to speak, I am truly blessed by the amount of love I see you give to your patient. It is an honor to have you as her doctor of choice. We are working on the love, humor, flowers, and happy moments right now.
God bless you!
Once again, I’m complaining of smiling too much, making progress in healing, and enjoying my R & R time. Thank you!
Dr. Stepanian and Staff,
Thank you so very much for the incredible care and concern that I received before, during, and after my surgery. Dr. Stepanian, you are an angel sent from heaven. I couldn’t have been in better hands!!
S.G. and Family
Dear Dr. Stepanian,
I am truly blessed to have gotten to learn from you for the past 5+ weeks! You are an incredibly gifted physician and surgeon as well as one of the most compassionate and loving persons I know. Thank you for taking your time, energy, love, and patience to teach me. I have learned tremendously about gynecology as well as life lessons. I find myself quoting you already. I pray your practice continues to grow and that each and every day you are blessed by the people in your life.
Dr. Stepanian and the transvaginal ultrasound saved my life. Literally.
My previous gynecologist had moved a couple of years earlier, and I simply had not taken the time to find someone else. With no problems other than the occasional emotional meltdown and sweaty pajamas—bi-products of being 41, I might have put the visit off even longer had not a dear friend insisted I see this doctor.
I had planned to make a quick trip from the school where I was teaching and get back before the end of the day. But this doctor was more thorough than that. She sat down with me in her office, since this was my first visit, and we talked. By the time my feet were in the stirrups, I was no longer a stranger.
But this was not the only thing Dr. Stepanian did that was different from what I had experienced in the past. She is the only doctor I had ever seen who included in her exam a transvaginal ultrasound. She thoroughly explained how it would feel and what its purpose was before she began this very simple—but, in my case, lifesaving– study.
I married late in life and never had children, so when she said something was there in my ovary, I was glib and said, “It’s not a baby, is it?” She didn’t laugh. She was already thinking ahead.
“Would you want it to be?” she asked, not taking her eyes off the monitor. I said I guess not and laughed the way one does when it’s still a possibility even though not a good idea.
Then I really started to notice how intent she was on one section of the image, returning again and again to that one ovary. She explained that she did not like the way something looked and she thought it should come out immediately.
She spent a good deal of time with me that morning (and I shall forever after be patient in a doctor’s office, for you never know what someone else is dealing with in the next room). Later that night, after hours, she called me to make sure I understood the plan and to see if I was all right.
Within a matter of days, I was at Northside Hospital in Atlanta for a laparoscopic surgery in which Dr. Stepanian removed the mass without disrupting it. Subsequently, I was diagnosed with Stage 1A ovarian cancer, a rare diagnosis since most ovarian cancers are not found until much later. Too much later.
Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 22,000 women this year. Approximately 14,000 are expected to die from it. The survival rate for those whose cancer is found in Stage IA is around 94 percent (http://www.healthline.com/health/cancer/ovarian-cancer-early-signs#Outlook8). I’m one of those survivors, thanks to Dr. Stepanian and the transvaginal ultrasound.
I love & respect you so much – you have been an answer to prayers. You are more than a Doctor – you are a dear person and a Great Friend!!
Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with me these past 5 weeks. I have learned more than I could have ever expected from you, not just about gynecology but also life in general. You have tremendous compassion & dedication towards your patients and that will never be forgotten. Thanks again!
Dearest Dr. Stepanian,
Thank you for not giving up on me! I was a patient that was ignored by past physicians because on the “outside” I “appeared” to be fine despite my descriptive painful symptoms. You listened, examined me, educated me, and took care of me by means of the best treatments and your positive energy. You also respected my faith and developed treatment options that wouldn’t force me to compromise my faith, but that also allowed you to be comfortable as the treating physician. Know that you will be blessed! You are loving, humble, intelligent, and precious.
Love your friend always!
I just wanted to say Thank You so much for working in my student last Wednesday at the Lake Oconee Office. She left there with much relief, appreciation and a love for Dr. Stepanian. She described Academia of Women’s Health as awesome and we are all so thankful that she was able to be evaluated by such an amazing doctor. All the best and thanks again!
Dear Dr. Assia,
Thank you so much for your care over the past few years. You are very supportive and gave me hope and confidence at difficult time in this journey.
You are such a rare doctor, filled with love and knowledge that you so constantly and faithfully bring to your patients. I was incredibly lucky to have you as my Doctor!
Dear Dr. Stepanian, It was an hour to meet you as my doctor, this was my first visit to you which you made so easy since I had fear 🙂 You made me feel welcome and I felt like I’ve known you for so long. You are a true angel and so adorable. Thanks for all you do!!!