Dr. Mikael Lagwinski, MD

Dr. Mikael Lagwinski, MD


Rheumatology | Male | 42 years old

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Dr. Mikael Lagwinski is Board Certified in Rheumatology and has been practicing since 2004 after graduating from the Rheumatology Fellowship...Read more

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Patient Reviews (8)
Fruitland, ID |
Very compassionate, listens and covers every basis to figure out what is going in. I'm so glad I found him. He wants to figure out what is going on to get on the right treatment plan. Very knowledgeable and polite.
Meridian, ID |
Unprofessional follow up on lab work. Totally a transactional physician who did not have the time to call a patient to explain lab results with serious implications (message was left on phone by office staff). If you do happen to choose Dr Lagwinski as your physician be prepared to talk to him about your expectations as a healthcare consumer.
Boise, ID |
I'm on disability. I'm 64 years old and was referred by my doctor. I paid the 40 dollar copay (they won't see you if you don't have the money) I told him I was in pain. he treated me like I was a drug addict looking for a fix and he prescribed me a vitamin that was not covered by my insurance (another 40 dollars) and that was it! I finished $80.00 in the hole and got no relief. Thanks Doc!
in Buhl, ID |
I trust Dr. with my life, his staff not so much?
in Boise, ID |
I was referred to Dr. Lagwinski for long-standing inflammatory issues. I waited several weeks with no response. I finally called the office to inquire about my referral and was told that he has too many other patients and he is not interested in seeing me at this time. Suggested I put ice on my knee. Horrible customer service.
in Parma, ID |
I asked Dr. L during my appointment for someone to call & discuss my labs with me, he told me their practice was too understaffed to address patients who did not fit in his category of 'abnormal'. Apparently being understaffed is the same reason the office doesn't return voicemails or pick up calls... if he is too understaffed to return a phone call, how can I be sure he is accurate in treatment and diagnosis?... To which he told me I could 'check the phonebook' for a different rheumatologist.
in Boise, Idaho |
Had an appointment, ultrasound technician not available had to come back and pay another co-pay. The the doctor took two weeks to read the ultrasound. The office couldn't get the right number. We called again for an appointment they said it would be a month to get a shot to relief the pain. A Month already three weeks then another Month. Had to go to the ER to get help! I called the office to cancel the appointment, the girl who answered asked why I told her why. She seemed so happy! Gone!
in Boise, ID |
Very personable and has super bedside manner. Explains issues/findings well to patient. Downside is that he only sees patients one week out of each month and is not accessible for concerns, issues other times. Not so sure I'll stay with him since I feel I'm not getting up-to-date, consistent care (his PA and medical assistant run interference), especially with medication issues.
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Dr. Mikael Lagwinski is Board Certified in Rheumatology and has been practicing since 2004 after graduating from the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dr. Lagwinski has a passion for volunteerism. During his medical school and residency training, he volunteered at the Open-M Clinic in Akron, Ohio which provides free health care for impoverished patients. He continues his volunteer activities through the Volunteer Physician Network in Boise and at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.

Dr. Lagwinski is the Clinical Research director for Idaho Arthritis Center. He is a Principal Investigator involved in several clinical trials investigating new medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis.

Dr. Lagwinski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Idaho not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Summa Health Sts

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Kent State University

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection