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About Dr. Howard A Lippes

Dr. Howard A Lippes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Buffalo, NY. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Lippes is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo, Sisters Of Charity Hospital and Kaleida Health Buffalo General Medical Center. Dr. Lippes has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard A Lippes is Great. Dr. Howard A Lippes has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard A Lippes is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

R And B Medical Group

100 College Pkwy Ste 260
Buffalo, NY 14221
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Dr. Howard A Lippes has the following 2 specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
    Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Howard A Lippes has the following 16 expertise

  • Addison Disease
  • Cushing Disease
  • Hormones
  • Fatigue
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Gland Issues
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes, Type 2
  • Weight Loss
  • Acromegaly
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Women's Health
  • Diabetes (Types I & II)
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Hypopituitarism

Dr. Howard A Lippes has 0 board certified specialties

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This is not a good doctor

I have had a horrible experience with Dr. Lippes and would NOT recommend him. He is arrogant and sloppy. He was unresponsive to a life threatening issue. Either he didn't really care or he was extremely sloppy. In the end, he had no desire to help or follow through. I'm not sure what kind of doctor he is but I would never recommend him to anyone.

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One Star

Only accepting new patients if your doctor calls and asks him to see you. Booking is 5 months out?

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Five Stars

great, understanding, smart

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This doctor found a large cyst in my neck and sent me for an ultrasound. I called MANY times for the results and he NEVER called back. My eventual (bad) assumption was that everything was ok. It was NOT ok. After SEVEN months I got a hold of the ultrasound report myself which indicated CANCER! Long story short, I did indeed have cancer and had thyroid surgery. I now face radiation theorapy that might have been avoided if this doctor wasn't incompetent and the cancer was caught earlier. I am completely dumbfounded how a doctor could sit on a report indicating cancer and never called his patient back.

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I had been struggling with my primary trying to get my TSH stable. Dr. Lippes spent a great deal of time explaining so much about the reason it was a concern and the way my body's horomones worked, and he even explained how the hormone assay's worked to me! Not only that, he asked me a bunch of questions and let me ask all of mine. I was really impressed that he offered me so much of his time to do that. I'm so happy I was able to get to see this physician. Only gave receptionist a 3 out of 4 - she was perfectly professional, just not warm/friendly. The assistant who took my vitals/etc was both.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Graduated in 1977

  • Yale University School Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Howard A Lippes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Independent Health
    • Independent Health Encompass HMO
    • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

R And B Medical Group, 100 College Pkwy Ste 260, Buffalo, NY
Uploaded January 1, 2012


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