About Dr. Erek Lam MD

Dr. Erek Lam, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA, with another office in Monroeville, PA. He has 6 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology. Dr. Lam is affiliated with UPMC Horizon, Select Specialty Hospital - Pittsburgh/U and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Erek Lam is Great. Dr. Erek Lam has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Erek Lam is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Erek Lam has 2 locations

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9104 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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400 Oxford Dr
Monroeville, PA 15146

Specialties

Dr. Erek Lam has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Erek Lam has the following 4 expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Board Certifications

Dr. Erek Lam is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Beware

Dr Lam was personable but his medical misdiagnosis almost cost me my life. His misdiagnosis of Parkinson's Disease actually turned out to be Serotonin Syndrome. I spent 6 weeks in the hospital including a full week on life support. I never even received as much as a simple acknowledgement or apology for this almost fatal mistake.

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Five Stars

Dr. Lam is an excellent doctor--both academically and in his bedside manner.

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Excellent Doctor!

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I will never go back!

Thought I might have found a diamond in the rough having two decent appointments prior. After extensive workup and collection of evidence over 1.5 years, he would not listen or let me finish a sentence. When I tried to explain all the symptoms that point to a certain diagnosis a prominent physician diagnosed me with, he disregarded the concerns and did not feel the need to look any further into it with his time. Gave me the old "anxiety" as cause, when clearly it is not, but please get a second opinion. He performed a bedside "poor mans tilt table" test that by textbook is to be performed ten minutes apart to conclude this could not be the potential diagnosis. I have twenty years in medicine and discussed many things with him, that he clearly admitted I was way above him and he was not an expert. I appreciate the honesty, but if not an expert, then don't tell me I don't have something, when people who do have confidence within the area of expertise are able to confidently diagnose, because they spent time, listened, reviewed records, and examined. When I challenged him on, well how can it not by xyz diagnosis based on xyz then how do you explain xyz, and he did not have an answer. It took other doctors to diagnose what my neurologist should have been able to. There was another basic diagnosis that he "specializes" in that should have rang bells in his head too that was missed. It is always follow up as needed and then if you need an appointment, good luck getting in!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Lam is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • UPMC Horizon
  • Select Specialty Hospital - Pittsburgh/U
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System
  • UPMC Passavant
  • Education

    6 Years Experience

  • Rosalind Franklin University

    Graduated in 2007

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