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Dr. Michael D Lauffenburger has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Bone Fracture
- Orthopedic Procedures
- Joint Replacement
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wrist Injury
- Knee Surgery
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Herniated Disc
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I came home from work one evening and finally got to sit down but I couldn't get up, my knee was actually locked in place. It scared us to death and my husband called 911 and the doctor at the hospital ordered 1 x-ray saw nothing and sent me home 'unable to walk' with orders to see an orthopedist ASAP. I saw my regular doctor next, he treated the pain and gave me a referral to an orthopedist in High Point, this doctor tried to draw fluid off my knee because it was so swollen, there wasn't any fluid and my screams could be heard for miles. I went home again with no relief and feeling terribly defeated, a friend suggested Dr. Lauffenburger in Winston Salem. I got another referral and this doctor didn't just look, squeeze and x-ray he sent me for an MRI and it turned out I had broken bone all in my knee joint and needed surgery immediately. Months of pain, unable to walk and torturous doctor visits and finally an answer from Dr. Laffenburger, he did surgery right away and I immediately felt relief! Dr. Lauffenburger didn't just see me as a big girl with typical knee trouble for an obese person, as I feel the emergency room physician did and also the first orthopedist I saw (shame on them) , he looked at my knee as he would for anyone. He's not just smart and well educated he is kind and thorough, all his staff are wonderful as well. I'm so glad I found him, don't give up! No matter your size, age or race, you deserve a doctor that will do their best, and I found one, Dr. Lauffenburger! I'm so thankful someone told me about him and now you know too.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Lauffenburger. His bedside manner and surgeon skills are impeccable. He truly cares and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He knows just what to ask to get to the root of the problem. I've never had to wait very long to see him and he takes enough time to discuss my concerns and offers caring advice. I recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic consultation. His staff are highly professional, organized and friendly. Although dealing with difficult pain, I can't imagine a better experience .
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2012)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2012, 2011, 2013, 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.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014)
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.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
23 Years Experience
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
University Of Kentucky Medical Center
Dr. Michael D Lauffenburger accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsOrthocarolina, 170 Kimel Park Dr, Winston Salem, NC
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