Dr. Michael Laffer, DO

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Laffer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Gary L Berg DO

27483 Dequindre Rd Ste 210 Madison Heights, MI 48071

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Dr. Michael Laffer, DO is a Pulmonologist in Madison Heights, MI and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Laffer has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Laffer to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Laffer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Laffer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Laffer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (248) 398-4081.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Laffer typically treats 98% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Laffer typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Asthma
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Laffer typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Lung Nodule
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Shortness of Breath
Bronchospasm
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Laffer typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Interstitial Lung Disease
Bronchitis
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High Frequency
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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

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Dr. Laffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Dr. Laffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Laffer

2.3

Based on 7 ratings

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Lack that personal touch with clients. Very cold toward patients Made several errors Had me show up for appointment and they didn't have their stuff together, but billed me anyway.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 17, 2019
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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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Jan 03, 2018
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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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Madison Heights – Nov 14, 2017
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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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Biography

Dr. Michael Laffer, DO is a Pulmonologist in Madison Heights, MI and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Laffer has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1975
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

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Practice

Gary L Berg DO27483 Dequindre Rd Ste 210 Madison Heights, MI 48071
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Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus

Warren, MI

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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