Dr. Lori Alfonse, DO

Dr. Lori Alfonse, DO

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lori Alfonse, DO is a general surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 11 years. She specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology.

LVPG Surgical Oncology-1240 Cedar Crest

1240 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 205

Allentown, PA 18103
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alfonse "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."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

30  Conditions Treated

1  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.


  • 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
27 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Alfonse's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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I would recommend her caring, knowledgeable style to anyone. She is compassionate, caring and really cares for her patients.
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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