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 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.Read more

LVPG Surgical Oncology-1240 Cedar Crest
Accepting new patients

Learn about this Doctor

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.Read more

Dr. Alfonse's Experience

99Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Alfonse's experience matches your preferences.

2
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

32
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

1
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Alfonse

Dr. Alfonse accepts 9 insurance carriers

View all insurance carriers

9 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment

/* /.overlay-container */}

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Alfonse has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Reviewing Dr. Alfonse

Dr. Alfonse's Review Details
4.5 based on 25 responses
Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by sharing your experience with your doctor.
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (25)
  • Helpfulness
     (25)
  • Staff
     (25)
  • Scheduling
     (23)
Experience with Dr. Alfonse
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (25)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (25)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (24)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (25)
Dr. Alfonse's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (23)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (25)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (25)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (23)
Open Full Survey+
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.
Have you seen Dr. Lori A. Alfonse, DO?
Are you Dr. Lori A. Alfonse, DO? Post a response on your personalized profile.

Compare Dr. Alfonse

Compare this Doctor

More General Surgery Specialists like Dr. Alfonse at Lehigh Valley Health Network

×

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Alfonse's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • 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

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

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

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Alfonse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Alfonse does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Alfonse and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

×

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
×

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

×

Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Alfonse

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Alfonse's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Alfonse

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
×

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.