Dr. Joseph Avey, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 64

Dr. Joseph Avey, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Lehigh Acres, FL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine-Family Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Lehigh Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Avey to book an appointment.

Dr. Avey

Prism Aesthetics

260 Beth Stacey Blvd Unit 130 Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Avey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Impetigo
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Latex Allergy
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Pemphigoid
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Swine Flu
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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(239) 368-5857

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Dr. Avey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Avey

4.8

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
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The desk staff are HORRIBLE, and it feels more like you’re trying to get in to see a prison inmate than to see your own doctor, and that was my impression BEFORE COVID. They screen calls with 3-minute voicemail messages, and when you leave a message, they don’t call you back for two days. Then you’re trying to play phone tag to get YOUR MEDICAL situation or information handled. The desk person (Barbara or someone?) is brusk, interruptive, wants to debate, is unhelpful, and has an entirely know-it-all demeanor that rubbed me the wrong way from my first visit. On my SECOND visit, an annual physical, at some magical point in the exam it went from an annual physical to an additional consultation. So I got charged twice for the same visit. SO DON’T TALK TOO MUCH in your visit to Dr. Avey or you’ll pay an extra copay (I was $43 extra instead of zero). They said they were going to put my lab results on mychart. I had to call them to remind them. Good listener but you'll pay for it.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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movinmikec – Sep 04, 2020
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Dr Avey is the most professional and caring doctor my wife and I have gone to in more years than I can remember. When we had to move to the Orlando area; we could not find a doctor that was in his league. We only wish that we could keep him but a 3 hour drive made it impossible. We would highly recommend Dr. Avey and his Assistant Tracy, as they are both first class!
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
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Frank & Carol Durso – Oct 28, 2019
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I like Dr. Avey because he’s easy to talk too & I feel very at ease with him . He’s a wonderful doctor.
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Mar 26, 2019
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Where would I be without this DR and his staff? I started with Dr Avey in 1996. He has treated me for all these years. He has been there for me for all of my medical problems and helped me to deal with a family's death. The staff will get me into the office when ever my disease has a flare up. Thank you for all the years and great medical care. You and your staff are the BEST.
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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Cindy B in Lehigh Acres – Nov 06, 2018
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Dr. Avey has been my primary family physician for about 20 years now. His service and staff have always been excellent. He runs a small office with a receptionist, one back office person and a nurse. These 3 ladies have all worked with him for an extensive amount of time and are knowledgeable, efficient and professional but friendly. Dr. Avey fully listens to your concerns and discusses all treatment options.
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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Renee Dombrowski – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr Avey has been taking care of my wife and I for now 2 years. He is an excellent PCP, listens to our concerns and has a great office staff.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Alan Waggoner in Lehigh Acres, FL – Aug 12, 2017
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Love Dr.Avey !! But am very disappointed in the customer service provided by the front desk receptionist. She is very short and rude. Always feel like I have to be on my toes to ask questions or make appointments. If I didn't like Dr. Avey so much I would find a new physician.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Ft Myers, FL – May 30, 2017
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Dr.Avey is a wonderful doctor who takes his time and listen to your problems
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
3 people found this helpful
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Jacqueline Gutierrez Gomez in Lehigh acres, FL – Jan 17, 2017
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I love Dr Avey... he's the best... seriously. He and his staff are warm and professional and I trust them. I feel very blessed that I found 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
3 people found this helpful
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Katie in Lehigh Acres, FL – Sep 30, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Avey believes in caring for each patient as an individual, not in cookie-cutter treatments.  He is thorough, yet friendly and caring.  Dr....Read more

Biography

 J. Frank Avey, MD, FAAFP is a Board Certified Family Doctor providing general medicine and Dermatology services to the Lehigh Acres area for...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1986
U Toronto
Residency Hospital
1985
North York Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine-Family Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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Dr. Avey frequently treats Polyuria, Heart Disease, and Cough. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Avey treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Avey, MD's office located?

Dr. Avey's office is located at 260 Beth Stacey Blvd Unit 130, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Prism Aesthetics

Prism Aesthetics260 Beth Stacey Blvd Unit 130 Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
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Lehigh Regional Medical Center

Lehigh Acres, FL

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)