Dr. James Lax, MD

Dr. James Lax, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Lax, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine - James Lax, MD

160 E 72nd St

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lax performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Reflux Esophagitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Lax's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lax's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lax "Dr. Lax received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College. He pursued his medical studies at New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Subsequently, he completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology at St. Luke's as well. He is currently a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastrointestinal Association, and the American College of Gastroenterology."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lax "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

72  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

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.


  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lax has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lax's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lax to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
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  • 1

Dr. Lax's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

James Lax is one of the best and kindest Gastroenterologists I have ever experienced.
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I have been a patient of dr.lax for over 10 years. I have ulcerative colitis and he has been able to treat my symptoms so I can live a normal life. Dr.lax is an amazing, patient, dedicated doctor. He spends quality time with his patients, he listens to what ails you! Unfortunately we are leaving...more
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Been with Dr Lax for 20 years and he has performed more than 6 colonoscopies on me. I trust his judgment completely and feel that I get excellent medical advice. He is a good listener and gives clear answers to questions.
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I am happy to express my thanks and appreciation for Dr. Lax's professionalism and knowledge. He and his staff made me feel completely safe and comfortable regarding my colonoscopy. He spent a lot of time with me at the consultation before my procedure, and all of my questions and concerns were...more
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I can't recommend Dr.Lax. Although he is kind and seems knowledgeable, he is at the END of his career and does not seem interested or involved. It seems that he is ready to retire. His office help is incompetent and his hours are a mystery. There is no follow-up. They can't schedule patients so you...more
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