Dr. Joseph Avey, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 63

Dr. Avey
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Prism Aesthetics

260 Beth Stacey Blvd Unit 130 Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

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(239) 368-5857

Dr. Joseph Avey, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Lehigh Acres, FL and has over 37 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.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Avey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Diabetes
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Impetigo
  • Injuries
  • Itchy Skin
  • Latex Allergy
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rash
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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(239) 368-5857

Dr. Avey accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Avey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Avey

4.8

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
87.5%
(14)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.25%
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (14)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Office environment (1)
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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
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What could be improved
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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
1 person found this helpful
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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
No results
What could be improved
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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
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What could be improved
No results
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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
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What could be improved
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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!
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Katie in Lehigh Acres, FL – Sep 30, 2016
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About Me

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joseph Avey, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Avey has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joseph Avey, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Joseph Avey, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joseph Avey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Avey frequently treats Lipomas, Impetigo, and Actinic Keratosis. 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.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Avey, MD speak?

Dr. Avey speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)