Dr. Laura Chavez, DO

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Geriatric Medicine | Female

Dr. Laura Chavez, DO
Dr. Laura Chavez, DO is a geriatric medicine doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Chavez is affiliated with Holy Name Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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    Dr. Chavez's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chavez to family and friends
    3.5
    based on 32 total reviews (10 with comments)
    Dr. Chavez's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (10)
    in Clifton, NJ |
    No words to express my gratitude for her medical care. I can say her medical knowledge is simply fabulous and outstanding. I will recommend her to everyone without hesitation. She really cares about her patients
    Hackensack, NJ |
    Its very unlikely that I would recommend this office to friends. the office is ran horroribly. The Dr.Chavez once told me that I had "BAD GENES" .. I was told that I needed a statin to get my Blood down & that I "COULDNT" do it on my own. I decided to change the way I ate & lose weight... My Blood pressure is down from 158 to 138 NO thank you STATIN :)
    in New Jersey |
    Dr. Chavez is a very caring doctor. I have been through a lot of doctors and feel comfortable talking to her about anything. She is very thorough when she needs to be. She listens to me as a patient and examines me as a whole. It's not just about the number of tests.
    in Brooklyn, NY |
    Dr chavez has a great staff. They're always helpful and extremely caring. She has always made time for me especially in emergencies. She answers all my questions and takes very good care of me. Totally recommend this office!!
    in Maywood, NJ |
    I absolutely love Dr. chavez and her staff. They made me feel right at home and extremely comfortable. Dr. Chavez was very caring and thorough when explaining things to me. This office has a great atmosphere.
    Paramus, NJ |
    I just can say something simple. If you want someone that is a great clinician and and excellent person go to see this doctor. ... yes, at times you will wait to see her but , i prefer to wait to be seen by a doctor who will listen and care for my health.. I know I am a sick person and need some one who knows what is really doing . Highly recommended!!
    in Secaucus, NJ |
    Dr Monicus Chavez is just wonderful and her medical care is second to none . I highly recommend her without hesitation
    Hackensack NJ |
    My mother is under her care, and this will be her last visit I am changing doctors done to the fact that even if you have an appointment there is always a two hour or more waiting time !! And it's not exactly because the place is full of patients! The front desk personnel is rude and pretentious.
    in Hackensack, NJ |
    This woman has a problem listening to patients and their concerns. She is very defensive when confronted with queries about questionable treatments. My mother's blood pressure worsened dramatically under Chavez's care, to the point where she suffered from terrible daily headaches she hadn't experienced for years. I consulted three separate doctors who backed me up with my concerns. Immediately upon leaving Chavez's care, my mother's situation improved. I am considering denouncing Chavez.
    in Hackensack, NJ |
    Appointments with Dr. Chavez feel very hurried. On several occasion I felt the doctor dismissed my concerns. She could do a much better job of listening to her patients. By booking an appointment I expect my doctor to see me, listen to the reason for my visit and proceed accordingly - not try to hurry off to the next patient after five to ten minutes.
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    Dr. Chavez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Geriatric Medicine
    •  Board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Board Certifications

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    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Disease
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hypertension
    • Obesity
    • Osteoporosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)

      Graduated in 1998

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark
    • Residency Hospital
      University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark
    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    • Undergraduate School
      National University Federico Villarreal / Academic Program of Human Medicine

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Joint Injection
    • Pap Smear
    • Physical Examination
    • Spirometry