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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.
Dr. Richard E Lavigne has the following 6 expertise
- Weight Loss
Dr. Richard E Lavigne has 0 board certified specialties
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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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.
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.
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!
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 (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 (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 (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
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
51 Years Experience
Albany Medical College
Graduated in 1967
St Vincents Hospital
Dr. Richard E Lavigne accepts the following insurance providers.
- 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 MA Blue Care Elect PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP HMO
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Preferred PPO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsPrime Care-1444 Western Ave-Suite B-1, 1444 Western Ave Ste B1, Albany, NY
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