Dr. Donald Lazas Jr, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 61

Dr. Lazas Jr
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Associates in Gastroenterology

5653 Frist Blvd Ste 530 Hermitage, TN 37076

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Dr. Donald Lazas Jr, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hermitage, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities Tristar Skyline Medical Center and Tristar Summit Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lazas Jr to book an appointment.

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Dr. Lazas Jr' Reviews

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  • Office environment (19)
  • Appointment scheduling (18)
  • Staff friendliness (18)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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I saw Dr. Lazas only 1 time--at the recommendation of my family Dr. (I'm old, and my Doc insisted on some GI evaluation and my wife forced my hand, making the appointment.) Dr. Lazas was a nice guy, but I think I only saw him in the room for 9 minutes or less. I know Dr's are busy, but I waited over an hour for a 9 min visit? On my way out, I may have commented on this to an office person (Carol), who then got all passive aggressive on me. Won't be going there again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Nashville, TN – May 08, 2018
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Great service; very compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael Reid MD – May 07, 2018
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I was sent to Dr Lazas for blood loss , severe anemia. he ordered EGD and colonoscopy, said he would fix any bleeding while he was in there and follow up with pill cam. He took out a polyp but didn't fix the 3 leaks, said not bleeding enough and pill cam wasn't necessary. I recently had a pill cam, found 30 leaks. EGD and colonoscopy fixed 10 and now going to Vanderbilt to hopefully to stop the other 20 leaks.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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mount juliet – Apr 20, 2018
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Dr Lazaz has been my dr for crohnes for about 8 Years .. He has been nothing but amazing.. We had a very rough time at the beginning getting the crohnes under control.. He now has had my crohnes in remission for quite some time now. He is an amazing person and dr. I couldn’t ask for better..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Daniel LeGrange in Hermitage tn – Apr 11, 2018
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Years ago I had an endoscopy and Dr. Lazas told that I had Short Barrett's disease. He then elaborated and told me that it was imperative that I have an endoscopy done yearly to monitor the condition. He said this multiple times. I went back to Dr. Lazas each year for several years in a row and all he ever did was ask me how I felt. When I told him I was fine, he just told me to come back next year. I asked him if I did not need to have an endosopy and acted surprised and told me I did not.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 02, 2018
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He has always listened to my concerns about different issues and offered options to address them. After each test or procedure, he provides the results and explains them thoroughly to make sure I understand them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mount Juliet, TN – Oct 01, 2016
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Dr. Lazas was truly concerned about my condition. He always assured me that all will be alright and does not rush the visitations. I'm much better now thanks to him. He's and excellent doctor that exceeded my expectations!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gerald S. in Lebanon, TN – Sep 30, 2016
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Dr. Lazas diagnosed me with Crohn's Disease this past year and has carefully guided me through the steps that have now have me symptom free. He never rushes through on my visits and will always answer any and all questions that I have. It is evident that he has compassion for his patients and a true passion for his profession. His front staff and nursing staff are excellent. I have always gotten a call back from his office on the day that I called. Not only a call back but a resolution.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Betty Holt in Mount Juliet, TN – Sep 21, 2016
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I have been a patient for several years. I became very ill in Ecuador & was hospitalized. Once stable I flew back to Nashville & went to Baptist (St Thomas). They thought the pain was coming from my back & released me. I was still in pain. I called Dr. Lazas office. He saw me that day. He was concerned & scheduled a procedure the next day to look in my stomach. He found several ulcers & treated me. Several doctors & 2 hospitals could not help me. I trust Dr. Lazas 100%.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Preston Goddard in Mount Juliet, TN – Sep 12, 2016
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Answers the many questions. Pleasant and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nashville, TN – Sep 09, 2016
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Knowledgeable good professional behavior. I have had many procedures performed by Dr. Lazard And all have been exceptional. On time. No complications and good health advice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phil Smartt in Mt. Juliet, TN – Sep 09, 2016
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Dr. Lazas is an excellent physician that I would highly recommend. I have a lot of confidence in him as he was able to accurately diagnose and treat a digestive issue that I had been dealing with for years. I'm finally having normal meals with family and friends again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mike in Lebanon, TN – Jul 07, 2016
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Dr Lazas has been my Gastroenterologist for several years as I have Crohns disease. Recently I was hospitalized and in serious condition and Dr. Lazas was instrumental in my returning to normal health. With the expertise of Dr. Lazas and his knowledge of Uleractive Colitis and Crohns disease I am happy to report that I am back to a normal, healthy life style without any surgery. Dr. Lazas is not a physician who is eager to perform surgery which is not the case with some physicians.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nathan Elliott in Lebanon, TN – Jun 22, 2016
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Wouldn't sign a recommendation for my standing desk. Event though I am having apparent issues dealing with hemorrhoids and celiac disease. Couldn't remember the results of my procedure, non sympathetic paper pushers. Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Cory in Nashville, TN – Mar 31, 2016
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I've been a patient for a number of years. I was diagnosed with diverticulosis, and I have IBS. Dr. Lazas doesn't talk to me in any detail about my symptoms and my diagnosis and I'm never sure if he listens to what I'm telling him. I was in his office this week because of stomach distress over a 2-week period. He must have been tired because he tried to to suppress a yawn twice within 15 minutes. He prescribed dicyclomine to ease my stomach distress. May look for another gastro specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Rhonda Powell in Hermitage, TN – Jan 09, 2016
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Dr. Donald Lazas Jr, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hermitage, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities Tristar Skyline Medical Center and...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

Walter Reed Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
James Madison University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Donald Lazas Jr, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lazas Jr frequently treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Dysphagia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lazas Jr treats.

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Dr. Lazas Jr' office is located at 5653 Frist Blvd Ste 530, Hermitage, TN 37076. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Lazas Jr' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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Dr. Lazas Jr treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lazas Jr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dysphagia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lazas Jr treats Dysphagia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lazas Jr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lazas Jr treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lazas Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lazas Jr' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diagnostic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Dilatation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Enteroscopy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Interferon Therapy
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Joint Fusion
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Snare Polypectomy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Therapeutic ERCP
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Upper GI Series
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Associates in Gastroenterology

Associates in Gastroenterology5653 Frist Blvd Ste 530 Hermitage, TN 37076
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