Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO

Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO

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Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Williamsville, NY. He has been practicing for 27 years.

Buffalo Orthopedic Group

192 Park Club Ln

Williamsville, NY 14221
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • North America Administrators (NAA)
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal Health Network
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lapoint "I believe in providing our patients with the most up to date, state of art care, first using all appropriate non-surgical treatment options and if necessary expert surgical solutions using minimally invasive techniques. I believe strongly in patient education and welcome questions about treatment options and procedures so that patients are fully informed and comfortable with every decision regarding their care. Each patient is treated as an individual in a professional and caring environment."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Clarkson University, Mechanical Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Pcom
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Pcom
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Sports Medicine, Temple University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lapoint has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sisters of Charity Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Lapoint is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Lapoint's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lapoint to family and friends
4.5
based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Lapoint's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Lancaster, NY |
Treated me for 2yrs for so called IT band syndrome, even did orthoscopic surgery on my knee. After surgey my knee was worse. I finally went for second opinion and new doctor said there is nothing wrong with your knee, why did he do surgery on it. All my pain in the knee was being caused by a bad hip, this doctor found the problem in 15 minutes, Dr Lapoint after 2yrs never looked at my hip. I had the surgery with new doctor now all the pain is gone in my knee except from what Lapoint did.
in West Seneca, NY |
I would refer Dr Lapoint to Everyone. Had a very positive outcome with knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery. Had so many problems with my knee and after replacement surgery felt like I Dr LaPoint gave me a new leg. He makes you feel like family is faking care of you.
in Buffalo, NY |
Great doctor but always too busy to take care of all his patients. He's an awesome orthopedic doctor.
Buffalo, NY |
He is Excellent as Always!!, but I went this week he had a man PC helping him out he was the most rudest person I ever meet would ask me a question, when I went to answer he said to late on to something else, I never meet this guy before , and I hope I never do again asked me to lay on the table I just have gotten up there I am in my late 50's he pulled my leg up my head hit the table and he didn't even care!! we have been going to Dr Lapoint for over 20 yrs and never had no one treat us that!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lapoint accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • North America Administrators (NAA)
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal Health Network
    Univera Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Lapoint has admitting privileges

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Rd
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
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Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave
Kenmore, NY 14217
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Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221
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