Dr. James Lax, MD

Dr. James Lax, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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63 y/o
(14)

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Dr. James Lax, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine - James Lax, MD

160 E 72nd St

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas

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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
Diarrhea
very high
more than 99% of peers

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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. "
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Roundworm
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology 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.

Education

  • 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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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Lax is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Lax's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lax to family and friends
4.3
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Lax's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

New York, New York |
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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Dr. Lax accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
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  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Lax has admitting privileges

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Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
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