Dr. Paul Lafavore, MD

Dr. Paul Lafavore, MD

Pain Management  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Paul Lafavore, MD is a pain management specialist in Hickory, NC. He graduated from Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med and specializes in pain management and anesthesiology.

10 3rd Ave NE

Hickory, NC 28601

Contact Information

(828) 327-8105

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lafavore "Strive to offer our patients the best care in both anesthesia and pain management specialties"

2  Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

46  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Maine Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Maine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Bowman Gray Wake Forest U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lafavore's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lafavore to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Lafavore's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Unprofessional, judgemental, has a god complex, not a good listener by any standards, accuses patients of not following contract by false or absolute incorrect information fabricated by him. Does not have the interest of the patient at all.
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I must respectfully disagree with the comments presented here. In over 20 years of practice I listen to my patients and I am not unprofessional or judgmental. Physicians must balance the use of pain meds with state/federal guidelines. It is important that patients follow the rules and regulations that are assoc w/ the prescription of strong pain meds. I am very much interested in my patients but also have obligations to ensure the meds I am prescribing taken safely & appropriate manner.

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