Dr. Lori A. Alfonse, DO

Dr. Lori A. Alfonse, DO

General Surgery | Female | 53 years old

As a fellowship trained breast surgeon, I focus my practice on the diagnosis and treatment...Read more

LVPG Surgical Oncology-1240 Cedar Crest
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As a fellowship trained breast surgeon, I focus my practice on the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast...

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      4.5 based on 25 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (23)
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      in Allentown, PA |
      I have been a patient of Dr Alfonse for 3 years now. She did surgery on me 3 years ago. She made me feel comfortable and totally trusted her. I have seen her several times since. I don't understand the other reviews, she has always listened to me, been 100% caring, and even gave me her cell number in case I had questions/concerns. The staff has always been nice to me, never rude. I was so happy I chose her and would recommend her.
      in Lehigh Valley, PA |
      she was nice enough, but didn't really LISTEN to me.... she seemed to have ADD or something. The staff is 90% rude and blurts out personal information loud enough for the entire waiting room to hear.
      Whitehall, PA |
      I LOVED Dr. Alfonse. Her bedside manner is amazing and she treated me like a family member. I saw these other recent reviews and totally disagree - I would recommend her to anyone!
      Macungie, PA |
      went for second opinion. she was nice enough, but didn't seem competent to me. Alfonse looked NOTHING like these pics here on line. she also EXAMINED THE WRONG BREAST. The staff was also rude and idiotic. I was only person in waiting room and when I asked to have TV turned off receptionist got mad and told me that TV watchers had more rights than I did! check out person said NO thank you OR goodbye. this entire breast center is a money making joke. please go somewhere else
      in Bethlehem, Pa |
      Extremely uncaring and impersonal. Wanted to recommend treatment without consultation with no concerns for patient. Lack of empathy.
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      Specialties

      • General Surgery
      • Surgical Oncology

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adrenal Gland Cancer
      • All Lymphoma
      • Anemia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bleeding Disorders
      • Blood Disorders
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Breast Cancer
      • Breast Diseases
      • Cancer
      • Cervical Cancer
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gynecologic Cancer
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Neutropenia
      • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
      • Pancreatic Cancer
      • Pancytopenia
      • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Skin Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Urinary Disorders
      • Uterine Cancer
      • Uterine Diseases
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Breast Reconstruction

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

        Graduated in 2001

      • Internship Hospital
        Mercy Suburban Hospital

        Completed in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        Mercy Suburban Hospital

        Completed in 2006

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Bryn Mawr Hospital

        Completed in 2007

      • Undergraduate School
        The Pennsylvania State University

        Graduated in 1989

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Alfonse's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in General Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Alfonse's Care Philosophy

      As a fellowship trained breast surgeon, I focus my practice on the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. Rather than saying, "I treat breast disease," I say that "I take care of people with breast disease." I try to create a feeling of trust, give patients the knowledge they need to understand their own condition, and develop a plan that gives them hope. My passion is to make the experience of breast cancer as tolerable as possible. I do not merely care for cancer - or breasts. I take care of the whole person who happens to have been diagnosed with these problems. Incorporating a patients family "team" members, personal beliefs and history are a vital part of their treatment and overall success.