Dr. Lori Alfonse, DO

Dr. Lori Alfonse, DO

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General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
50 y/o
28 reviews

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Dr. Lori Alfonse, DO is a general surgery doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Alfonse is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street , Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest....See Less

LVPG Surgical Oncology-1240 Cedar Crest

1240 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 205

Allentown, PA 18103
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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.
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Dr. Alfonse's Experience

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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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*
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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

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Procedures

  • Breast Reconstruction

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • The Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Mercy Suburban Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Mercy Suburban Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • The Bryn Mawr Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alfonse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alfonse's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alfonse to family and friends
4.6
based on 28 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Dr. Alfonse's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Palmerton, PA |
I absolutely LOVE Dr Alfonse!!! She is so easy to talk to and listens to my concerns and fears, and helps to put me at ease during the most difficult time in my life. She's excellent! I truly do not understand the negative reviews of her, she's the BEST!! I have had the best experience with her and the entire office and staff at LVHN, and would absolutely recommend her to everyone!!!
in Emmaus, PA |
I would recommend her caring, knowledgeable style to anyone. She is compassionate, caring and really cares for her patients.
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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Dr. Alfonse accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Alfonse has admitting privileges

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
2545 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street
1627 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102
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