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Dr. Michael Laffer, DO

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Laffer
27483 Dequindre Rd Ste 302 Madison Heights, MI 48071

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Dr. Michael Laffer, DO is a pulmonologist in Madison Heights, MI and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975 and specializes in pulmonary disease and internal medicine.


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Dr. Laffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laffer treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Laffer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laffer treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Laffer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Cough
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laffer treats Cough more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Laffer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Laffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Laffer, DO is a pulmonologist in Madison Heights, MI and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975 and specializes in pulmonary disease and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1975
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1975

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Dr. Laffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Laffer

2.3

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He told my husband he had pulmonary fibrosis and gave no information about the disease or that it was a terminal disease. By the time we discovered information on our own it was too late for meds that would hold off death while we pursued possible transplant. He declined quickly and died 3 months later in hospice. His demeanor is horrible. I have filed a complaint against him rather than sue him. I don’t want money I want him to retire immediately.
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He’s a and awesome doctor. Wait time is minimal. Staff is trained and kind.high quality medical equipment.
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Although he is very knowledgeable and his staff is very friendly he always seems to be in a hurry and really does not spend much time with individual patients. Also he does not practice at the hospital I go to and so when I do end up seeing him he had not reviewed my charts/history that the hospital forwarded to him and so it ended up being a short visit while he rescheduled me for two weeks later after he had time to review, etc.
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He is always rushing out the door. I'd find myself stopping him to squeeze in more questions. He did talk me out of some optional surgeries at one point which was appreciated. However, he was not very helpful when I had a failed sleep study and even less help when my medication stopped working for me. During the almost 2 years that I struggled, there was a newer version of the medication I was on that he never suggested. I ended up losing my job due to his lack of care. Will never go back
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