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About Dr. Richard E Lavigne

Dr. Richard E Lavigne, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albany, NY. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Lavigne has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard E Lavigne is Great. Dr. Richard E Lavigne has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard E Lavigne is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Prime Care-1444 Western Ave-Suite B-1

1444 Western Ave Ste B1
Albany, NY 12203
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Specialties

Dr. Richard E Lavigne has the following 1 specialty

  • 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. Richard E Lavigne has the following 6 expertise

  • Physical
  • Heartburn
  • Vaccination
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Immunization

Dr. Richard E Lavigne has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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One Star

Dr. Lavigne truly cares about his patients, it shows in his manner and the office staff reflect this as well. We need more Doctor's like him.

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Excellent Physican

I have known Dr Lavigne for over 50 years and he has been my primary care doctor for 30+ years. He has always been a caring and thorough physician. I feel that at one time he virtually saved my life by following up on relatively common test and finding that I had severe kidney failure. The phone call to me came from "him personally", advising me to come to his office immediately. The only thing that concerns me, is that one day he will eventually retire and I don't know if I will ever find a physician that I can put my complete trust in, as I do with him. His staff and particularly his PA are very kind, thoughtful and helpful.

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Five Stars

Dr Lavigne does not rush patients through an exam. He seems very caring, and doesn't order a lot of unnecessary tests or medicines. He's very nice.

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About Dr. Lavigne

This doctor spends more time with the patient than an average MD (who spend just a few minutes)which is a big plus already! He is nice, listens to a patient, but did not know about most recent medical treatment - looks like he may not be updating his medical knowledge with most recent medical discoveries and medications. But overall it was a positive experience - actually I like him! His staff though needs better customer service skills and should smile more - they should leave all those long faces at home!

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) to provide clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care. This voluntary program is designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2013)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (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 Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Millions of Americans have some form of diabetes, and millions more cases are undiagnosed. To encourage more effective treatment and management, Bridges To Excellence® worked with diabetes experts to develop

  • Education

    51 Years Experience

  • Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1967

  • St Vincents Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard E Lavigne 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
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP HMO
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Prime Care-1444 Western Ave-Suite B-1, 1444 Western Ave Ste B1, Albany, NY
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