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About Dr. John R Lake

Dr. John R Lake, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Lake is affiliated with University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview East Bank. Dr. Lake has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John R Lake is Great. Dr. John R Lake has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John R Lake is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Minnesota

406 Harvard St SE Stop 36
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Dr. John R Lake has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hepatitis B
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hepatitis C

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If any person rated this gifted man anything less than 4 they simply want to be unhappy about something and cannot appreciate the gift this Doctor is giving them.

Always Great. Wait is rarely more than 5-10 min. There was one time there was a medical emergency and was given option to wait or reschedule. We asked if they would call us with a 10-15 minute approximate time they said sure. We went for a walk, had lunch went back before the called say down phone rang we saw him a few minutes later. It was a Fantastic day.

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Best in the business.

I was in end stage liver failure when after trial and tribulation from several other hospitals I finally ended up at the UofM. Here I found Dr. Lake and his excellent staff. He was honest, warned me of what I had in store. My wife (and caretaker) would bombard him with endless questions which he patiently answered. He was on his feet through the entire 16 hours of my surgery. I always try to keep a good outlook and eventually it got to be that he would make sure I told him a joke before I left his office. I am 15 years post op, and knowing that he is there with the answers is always comforting.

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todd rosati

i am a patient of dr. lake's for cirhossis of the liver. i have been seeing him for over a year since my hospitalization at the u of m..i am a 43 yr old male who was suppust to be dead at my opinion, without taking and credit away from other gastro dr's, dr. lake is the best in the business!! he dosent sugar coat things. tells it the way it is and keeps a close eye on my condition. he has put my mind at ease every time i see him for follow ups..and continues with the best care for me. i can only say i hope he never retires or leaves the u of m.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2012, 2014, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • 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. Lake is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1979

  • Moffitt Hospital University Of Ca


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John R Lake accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

University Of Minnesota, 406 Harvard St SE Stop 36, Minneapolis, MN
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