Dr. L Elizabeth Peterson, MD

Dr. L Elizabeth Peterson, MD

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Craniofacial Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
64 y/o
(9)

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Dr. L Elizabeth Peterson, MD is a craniofacial surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 35 years. She specializes in craniofacial surgery.Read her story

Mary Bridge Children's Health Center

311 S L St

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Group Health Cooperative

Learn about Dr. Peterson

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Top Care Areas

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

Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
normal
more than 32% of peers
Oral and-or Facial Cleft
normal
more than 20% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
normal
more than 3% of peers

Dr. Peterson'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. Peterson's bio

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1  Specialties

  • Craniofacial Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

15  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Cleveland Metro Gen Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of College Health Science
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Nc At Chapel Hill School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Henry R Luce Scholar
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Rsch In Trop Med and Pub Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Peterson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Peterson's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Peterson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • 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 (1)

Dr. Peterson is meticulous and the surgeon you want if you are looking for someone why cares about YOU. She takes her time in surgery to make sure everything is perfect.
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