Dr. Sanford Lax, MD

Dr. Sanford Lax, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sanford Lax, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Livonia, MI. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Lax is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Infinity Primary Care PLLC

37595 7 Mile Rd # 210

Livonia, MI 48152
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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's Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wayne State Univ Som
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Providence Hospital
    Residency 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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Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Lax's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lax to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Lax's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in West Bloomfield, MI |
Dr. Lax attended the deliveries of all three of my kids (in 1995, 1998 & 2001), all very different experiences and all the best possible outcomes. His family care practice has always been a leader in educating other medical professionals as well as me as a patient. Having this very trustworthy and caring doctor in my life has increased my confidence in child rearing and overall quality of life. I highly recommend his friendly and very capable staff as well.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lax accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lax has admitting privileges

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus
3601 W 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
620 Byron Rd
Howell, MI 48843
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