Dr. Howard Lippes, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Howard Lippes, MD
Dr. Howard Lippes, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Williamsville, NY. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Lippes is affiliated with Sisters of Charity Hospital and Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital.

100 College Pkwy Ste 260

Williamsville, NY 14221

Contact Information

(716) 635-0688

Dr. Howard Lippes, MD

Dr. Howard Lippes, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas


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Diabetes Type 1
very high
more than 93% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
more than 88% of peers
Thyroid Disease
more than 78% of peers

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • SUNY Buffalo-Va Hosp-Erie C
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Buffalo Genl Hosp-Suny
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • SUNY Buffalo-Va Hosp-Erie C
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lippes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lippes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lippes to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lippes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Buffalo, NY |
I have seen Dr. Lippes since 2003. I have multiple health issues with diabetes being one of them. I have currently have 8 specialists. Dr. Lippes is at the top of my list. He is knowledgeable, kind, and caring. He goes over and above to ensure that my diabetes and related issues are taken care of. He says it like it is which to me is important.
Grand Island, NY |
I've been a patient of Dr. Lippes for 25 years and have the utmost confidence in and respect for him. He is always up on the latest research, technology and medical findings. I find him to be very caring and personable. I wouldn't go to any other endo.
Buffalo, NY |
I was a patient of this ARROGANT man after I had a thyroidectomy .He was condescending from the moment I first spoke to him until I left that office. But the real problem with him was that he called the dr. that did my thyroidectomy "surgery happy!" Those were his exact words to me ! I immediately left the office feeling let down, confused & mad. He has no right to talk bad about another dr.....ever!!! I would NOT ever recommend anyone to be under his care.
orchard park, ny |
If you want great medical then see another doctor. This doctor is incompetent and acts as if he cares nothing for his patients.
Buffalo, NY |
He spent significant time explaining my condition and answering any questions I had. I highly recommend this Dr.
buffalo, ny |
Run from this doctor. He is unreliable and incompetent.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lippes accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Independent Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lippes has admitting privileges

Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital
100 High St
Buffalo, NY 14203
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Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
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