Dr. Douglas Lipperd, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. Douglas Lipperd, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Vestavia, AL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lipperd to book an appointment.

Dr. Lipperd

Brookwood Primary Care Cahaba Heights

4274 Cahaba Heights Ct Ste 130 Vestavia, AL 35243
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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"First appointment with Dr. LIPPERD, but so far he was GREAT! He was very friendly upon meeting; quick, and to the point, but thorough. I am going to..."

- Meredith Landers in Cahaba Heights, ALSee more reviews

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Dr. Lipperd's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Stroke
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostatitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Lipperd's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lipperd

4.3

Based on 111 ratings

5 Stars
77.47747747747748%
(86)
4 Stars
4.504504504504505%
(5)
3 Stars
3.6036036036036037%
(4)
2 Stars
0.9009009009009009%
(1)
1 Star
13.513513513513514%
(15)
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What went well
  • Office environment (99)
  • Appointment scheduling (97)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (91)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (18)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (17)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (16)
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Dr Lipperd has been my doctor for 7 years. He is patient, understanding, and really seems to listen. I also believe he truly cares. He is honest, which I appreciate immensely. Also, the other staff is very kind. I highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 05, 2019
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Very caring and personable. He listens and never makes you feel he's in a hurry.
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Unbelievable. I asked for a litany of tests due to the fact that both my mother and father and their parents have multiple genetic disorders. I asked him, "Will my insurance cover them?" Instead of specifying that I would still be required to pay the deductible (because I meant 100% coverage), he said, "Yeah, they'll be covered." A month later, right before Christmas, I receive a bill for over $70 that, had I known I would incur, I wouldn't have gotten the tests done then. Never. Again.
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Erin Garzelli in Birmingham, AL – Dec 13, 2018
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First appointment with Dr. LIPPERD, but so far he was GREAT! He was very friendly upon meeting; quick, and to the point, but thorough. I am going to recommend him to my Mom, so that should tell you ALL you need to know about my trust in him!
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Meredith Landers in Cahaba Heights, AL – Oct 25, 2018
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Focused on the numbers and up-coding. Always asks questions probing for other codes to bill which causes issues with insurance and expected out of pocket costs. Office policy is you need an appointment every 6 months regardless of the situation, so don't expect to be able to call and request anything. Decent doctor otherwise.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Be Informed in Birmingham , AL – Jun 26, 2018
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Thoroughly professional and efficient
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Shweta in Birmingham – Feb 17, 2018
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My husband and and I went to Dr Lipperd for physicals. He was a new doctor for us since moving from south Florida 4 years ago. Thought staff and doctor were excellent, kind, helpful and listened to us. What we both liked the most was Dr Lipperd wasn't quick to prescribe medicine or tests we didn't need. He evaluated our medical history and compared it to current lab results and other factors. Explained thoughouly why he didn't put my husband on cholesterol medication like other doctors have.
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Cullman, AL – Apr 28, 2017
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I was very impressed with Dr. Lipperd and his staff. He was very caring, attentive and just seemed to genuinely care about what I was saying to him. His staff were all very friendly and polite. I am so glad that I came here.
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BH.. in Birmingham, AL – Mar 30, 2017
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Started seeing Dr Lipperd Sept 2016. Our first mtg was to meet each other to determine if right fit. If the receptionist was any indication, Dr Lipperd was a keeper. The same can be said for his medical staff as well as Dr Lipperd. Dr. Lipperd was very welcoming and showed a keene interest in me and what I was looking for in a Family Physician. A pleasure to talk with. My next visit was Jan 2017. This was for a medical condition. No sense repeating myself. Just read above paragraph.
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Biography

Dr. Douglas Lipperd, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Vestavia, AL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Vanderbilt...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Family Practice

Education

1998
Huntsville Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
University of Alabama Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Georgetown Univ
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Dr. Lipperd frequently treats Swine Flu, Overweight, and Influenza (Flu). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lipperd treats.

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Dr. Lipperd's office is located at 4274 Cahaba Heights Ct Ste 130, Vestavia, AL 35243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Brookwood Primary Care Cahaba Heights

Brookwood Primary Care Cahaba Heights4274 Cahaba Heights Ct Ste 130 Vestavia, AL 35243
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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received