Dr. Michael Lava, MD

Critical Care MedicineMale

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Michael Lava, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Woodstock, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Wellstar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Michael Lava, MD

Wellstar Pulmonary Medicine

120 Stone Bridge Pkwy Ste 320 Woodstock, GA 30189
Accepting new patients

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(770) 422-1372

Accepting new patients

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  • Friendly Staff
    Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Easy Scheduling
    Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lava's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymomas
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines

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(770) 422-1372

Dr. Lava accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Lava's Reviews

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I would not send any of my family to him. He seems like the kind of doctor who is not into the people. Not a good listener
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Taylor – Aug 21, 2021
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His entire staff is amazing! I've been in a lot of doctor's offices over the years and everyone in Dr Lava's is professional, caring and just plain fun to be around. Waiting time is short and he always spends as much time as you need. We're going through a tough time and he has bent over backwards to make sure we have what we need and to offer support. Certainly a rarity.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sanfords – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Michael Lava, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Woodstock, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Wellstar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar...Read more


  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Michael Lava, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Michael Lava, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lava's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Michael Lava, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Michael Lava, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lava frequently treats Respiratory Management, Pleural Effusion, and Bronchoscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lava treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Lava, MD's office located?

Dr. Lava's office is located at 120 Stone Bridge Pkwy Ste 320, Woodstock, GA 30189. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Michael Lava, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lava has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Wellstar Pulmonary Medicine

Wellstar Pulmonary Medicine120 Stone Bridge Pkwy Ste 320 Woodstock, GA 30189

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lava is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Wellstar Cobb Hospital

Austell, GA

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Marietta, GA

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)