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Dr. Laura Chavez, DO

Internist

Professional statement

Laura Chavez, DO, is an experienced and respected internist. She earned her degree in osteopathic medicine from New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Chavez completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and her fellowship in geriatric medicine at Hackensack University Medicine Center. Dr. Chavez is fluent in Spanish.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health

Specialties

  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Holy Name Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Internship)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1326136417

Office locations

Excelcare Medical Associates- Hackensack

50 Passaic St

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Dr Chavez is wonderful. She really listens to me. She is kind, caring and down to earth.
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Dr. Chavez is a wonderful doctor, however it is extremely difficult to get an appointment. Also waiting to be seen will take one hour. I have even thought about changing doctors due to these two reasons. I have been sick, andhave not been able get an appointment and have had to CVS minute clinic instead.
Less than 6 months ago
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Not a good doctor
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Wait time is always awfully long. The office itself almost never answers the phone. Dr. Chavez always rushes my visit with her.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chavez has on three occasions tried telling me my pain, and infections were due to mental disorders. She put me on bipolar medicine and antidepressants for pain I was experiencing. She emphasizes that she "studies" psychology and doesn'twant to hear your opinions. She constantly speaks over you when you try to explain yourself. Today's visit was about a UTI caused by a kidney stone I've been stuck with for over 3 weeks. She told me it's because of stress. I got up and walked out. I highly recommend NOT going to this doctor unless you want to be told you're mental health is what's causing your pain. Horrible HORRIBLE experience.
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I loved Dr Chavez!! I get very anxious before any Dr appt. As soon as she walked in and shook my hand, I started to calm down. She had a great bedside manner, took the time to answer all the questionsI had and also had a very pleasant personality. Would highly recommend Dr Chavez to anyone!!
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Dr. Chavez was so pleasant, and really dedicated to her clients. She took her time building rapport with me on my first visit . Its really taken me a while to find a great practitioner, and i highly recommend her.
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She is the most upbeat positive and nicest doctor I have ever had. She makes me feel good with words and takes the time to listen to my issues.
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Great doctor but extremely unorganized front end office and long wait times.
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Love the Dr but the phone service is the worst thing in the world. You never get someone to pick up the phone and they never return calls.
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She seems very nice and helpful and willing to work together Thanks
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She was thorough and took her time with me ? I didn't feel rushed. The office staff is good too.
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Very personable attentive and constructive I will be looking forward in the next coming months.
More than 1 year ago
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