Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO

Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  

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Dr. Paul Lapoint, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Williamsville, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Buffalo Orthopedic Group

192 Park Club Ln

Williamsville, NY 14221
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Lapoint performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Lapoint's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

110  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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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.


  • 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
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lapoint'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 (4)

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...more
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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.
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Great doctor but always too busy to take care of all his patients. He's an awesome orthopedic doctor.
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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...more
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