Dr. Sanford Lax, MD

Dr. Sanford Lax, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o
8 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Lax specializes in Family Medicine and practices in Livonia, MI. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Lax's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Huntington Woods, MI |
Dr. Lax has been my doctor for nearly 15 years. He's attentive, caring, and thorough.
in Brighton, MI |
Dr. Lax is the rudest dr. I have ever encountered. He not only dismissed my questions and concerns, he drowned me out by talking over me. He ordered some expensive tests for a minor condition which had nothing to do with the issue I came to see him about. I have Medicare, no secondary insurance, and very little money, so I asked him if the tests were necessary. He literally sneered and said "It's only 20 %" (meaning my copay). He was so demeaning that I actually cried after I left the office.
in Northville, MI |
I was a patient of his for 12 years from when he was a DMC doctor at its Royal Oak clinic. I liked that he has a high I.Q. and knowledge of medicine. However, medicine is a Healing Art ; not all science. I had 2 very bad experiences with him after he moved out of his own practice to join a teaching group with St. Joseph Mercy and, a few years later, with Infinity. He was supposed to remove basil cell carcinoma from my forearm, but without asking me used me as a guinea pig to train his intern.
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Dr. Lax's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

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  • Medical School
    Wayne State Univ Som

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Providence Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine

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