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Dr. Ralph B Pfeiffer III has the following 1 specialty
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. Ralph B Pfeiffer III has the following 7 expertise
- Vascular Malformations
- Diabetes Complications
- Varicose Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
Dr. Ralph B Pfeiffer III has 0 board certified specialties
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My surgeon was dr. Finley but dr. Finley removed one large blood clot from my right arm then I have another one but because of the severity of it he sends me to this doctor Ralph Pfeiffer the third MD I do not like this doctor at all he has no bedside manner at all he is rude he blames you for not coming to your follow-up appointment that you were never given one to start off with he never wants to hear what you have to say he just dismisses that I know I still have two blood clots in my right arm and maybe with God's help I'll be able to find another surgeon that cares enough about me
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
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)
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.
20 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1998
University Of Mississippi Medical Center
Dr. Ralph B Pfeiffer III accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS AL PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & DirectionsWiregrass Surgical Associates, 4300 W Main St Ste 24, Dothan, AL
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