Ratings for Dr. James LaFleur
Dr. Lafleur was very rude to me when calling his emergency number for help. I was having a medical emergency unfortunately happening late at night and he yelled at me asking why I didn’t call him earlier. Well the symptoms were not happening earlier otherwise I would have. In the nearly 10 years that I was his patient I have never seen him it’s always his assistant. Instead of yelling at me he could have tried to understand what was going on instead of making my symptoms worse. The secretary’s at his office also aren’t very friendly. I do not recommend this doctors office.
Dr. Lafleur was kind and helpful. His staff on the other hand are so rude and unkind. I was forced to switch my son's doctor when his father's insurance changed and having heard great things about Lafleur, decided to go with his office. The receptionist told me when I scheduled an initial appointment that they don't accept just one patient, that they are a "family practice" I myself did not have insurance at the time and do not have any family doctor to speak of. I only wanted a great doctor for my child and as his insurance was not accepted by the wonderful doctor he had, I wanted a decent option. So, after his initial visit, my son had one more appointment. The nurses and staff made me very uncomfortable. I actually preferred taking my son to urgent care. Next thing I know, the office calls me to basically kick my son out of his practice. Thanks Dr. La fleur! NOT!
I notice all the "excellent" comments are from BC/BS insurance holders. We use HealthPlus and the experience is awful. They are entirely inflexible in subspecialty choices. (What happened to the patient having some say?) And, it all relates to the reimbursement he receives from HealthPlus. Been with him 25 years and in the last 10 rarely saw him. Love PAs! Staff makes me feel like I have to justify my visit. I am switching doctors!
I've been going to Dr. Lafleur for 24 years now and I don't think I'll stop any time soon. Some people there can have slight attitudes from time to time, but show me one person that doesn't have a bad day every so often. It happens. Dr. LaFleur is a great doctor who has been practicing for quite some time now. He easily picks up on whatever may be wrong with you. He is a very easy person to talk to also, which is a very good trait for your doctor. Even with the most personal of problems I've never felt embarrassed to tell him about it. One thing I like about him is he actually listens to you when you speak. Many other doctors half listen and pretty much already have their minds made up on what is wrong before you're done speaking. Dr. LaFleur will look you in the eyes and listen to every word you have to say then he will explain what he thinks it may be. All in all he is great
Hmmm. I am a bit befuddled by this doctor. I only saw him for a short period of time because I could not make a decision on whether I liked him or not. He is polite and friendly on the surface. But, like others stated, he cannot seem to make a decision, and never got back to me either with one. His office staff could be better trained with "people" skills/issues. I sent the office a letter asking for answers to my questions, to remind them I was waiting on his reply-no response to that either! He also made rude remarks about another doctor right near his office. He also covered for this doctor and made comments to me on the phone, during an emergency call, saying he does things a lot differently. Well, after that call, I gave up on him! But I have heard excellent comments from others about him..go figure!
Dr. is great but hard to get in to see for same day service. Usually have to see one of his PAs for that. The PAs are alright but it is just not the same caliber as seeing Doc. The office staff can be rude at times but I think they are a little overzealous with screening calls and tend to make you feel on the defensive about wanting to be seen quickly. The Dr.'s wife answers the phone a lot and sadly she is the worst offender. I don't think she even realizes how she is perceived by others. It is worth it though to be seen by this great doctor. I recommend him highly and entrust my whole family with his care.
Dr. James LaFleur's Credentials
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- Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine (Grad. 1986)
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