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Qualifications and Experience
Upon graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1989, Dr. Richard Lavigna DPM completed a podiatric internship at Worcester Podiatry, finishing his foot and ankle surgical residency at Worcester City Hospital in 1991. Dr. Richard Lavigna, DPM opened his first clinic in San Francisco, moved his practice to Oakland, CA in 1996 and has been in practice for over 20 years since. Today, Dr. Lavigna is a proud owner of the corporations known as Advanced Foot Clinic Inc.
Dr. Richard Lavigna is a recognized professional in the Bay Area medical community. He specializes in foot and ankle care for personal injuries, illness, Workers’ Comp cases, and cosmetic procedures. Working with the most cutting-edge technologies, Dr. Lavigna offers non-invasive treatment modalities such as Laser Therapy, Vascular Testing, and on-site Physical Therapy. He is a experienced surgeon holding privileges at Alta Bates Medical Center.
Chief of Podiatry: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Dr. Lavigna’s Philosophy
Dr. Lavigna’s primary mission at Advanced Foot Clinic is to provide quality foot & ankle care for all of your podiatric needs. From cosmetic care to complex injuries, we combine comprehensive treatment with modern technology that will change the way you feel about your feet.
Verified Patient Reviews
my condition is worse than when i went there. am seeking help from another practice
I booked this appointment for my girlfriend who has been suffering from swollen, itchy toes for several weeks. The doctor suggested she solve her issue by using cortisone cream, even though she told him she’d already tried that with no results. She gave him her history of this issue (it’s not her first time experiencing it) and he dismissed her, saying it was probably contact dermatitis even though nothing in contact with her itchy swollen toes has changed recently. He prescribed nothing, suggested no changes, did not ask her to look into anything or get blood tests. He just told her to figure it out. She was really disappointed to be told this by a doctor because she has been actively trying to figure the problem out for some time.
This was hands down the worst doctor's experience I went through in my life and actually made me lose faith in doctors. His bedside manner was very poor. I cried after the appointment because I was so upset. I was better off dealing with the pain on my own. I cannot imagine a worse doctor's experience. I was desperate and disregarded the negative reviews I read. Now I know to never do that again.
On time appointment, no wait. Doctor very profeasional. Staff courteous. Highly recommend.
It was great. The staff seemed knowledgeable and I was in and out of the office really quickly.
He was amazing and very confident in his treatment plan. I appreciated that he took action the same day unlike the other specialist that we have seen in the Bay Area and North Carolina. My daughter felt very comfortable with his bedside manner and was happy to get a brace the same day. Though I don't usually use ZocDoc... I definitely lucked up this time!
Despite being short-staffed today, I thought the office ran rather well. I was very happy with my interaction with the staff and Doctor. I'm returning for a follow-up and was referred for much needed physical therapy.
Lovely office staff and provider who all seemed to get along beautifully and made my visit really welcoming and engaging! Also gave me insoles that fixed my plantar fasciitis. Just a great experience.
Exelent Podiatry good job
I would recommend Dr. Lavigna because he is very personable. He doesn't seem like he is just out to do procedure after procedure without seeing results. I can't wait for my next appt!
Dr Lavigna was professional, knowledgeable with a great customer service focus.
I came in for a plantar's wart consult, and it was removed with laser treatment within less than 20 minutes. Doctor didn't really explain the procedure, which was worrisome. But he's clearly done this a million and one times and made me feel very comfortable. I was not given any information regarding post-procedure care, which would have been nice to know whether I could shower, etc.
I liked him, I just didn't like the staff and the unprofessionalism of the office
I arrived 15 min early, Doctor saw me by my appointment time or sooner. Great services, Thorough appointment. I had new issues, it was time to come in. Set my appoint using Zoc Doc,
Great referral from my primary care doctor. I found Dr. Lavigna personable and very efficient.
My visit was very quick and easy. Doctor was thorough and explained everything Staff was professional and friendly.
Friendly, thorough, efficient. A good experience overall.
The doctor and his staff were knowledgeable, professional, and efficient, as well as very, very nice people. I had a very good experience, and intend to continue to use their services.
I don't usually like doctors but Dr. Lavigna was pretty awesome. He got right to the point, was professional and made me feel comfortable.
What I liked what he got right to the Pont and didn't sugar coat anything. He just went to work.
Dr. Lavigna had to prescribe a boot for my broken toe. Even though that is the last thing that I wanted to have to do, he made it seem like such a simple easy thing to do that I did not argue. The boot is actually much lighter than I expected. The office is clean and has modern equipment. The staff is very efficient and friendly.
It's a very friendly place and super helpful!
The entire staff in this office is great. I was able to get an appointment the same day. They also have PT in the office, and Dr. Lavigna let me consult with one of them for ankle exercises. The staff went out of their way to make sure that I got fitted for the right ankle brace and that I was able to afford what my insurance wouldn't cover. Highly recommended.
it was overwhelming for me because I was most concerned with feeling pain. the pain was minimal....ahhhhh! the phone number listed on zocdoc.com isn't to an actual person. the staff are very accomdating. the doc is pleasant. :-)
Real quick and to the point.
The dr and his whole staff are incredible!
Dr. Lavigna was very likeable, but also very thorough. The X-rays that had been taken in the ER weren't adequate to make an accurate diagnosis (and the diagnosis of a fractured Talus had been wrong). My wait time was virtually zero and would recommend him without reservation.
Dr Lavigna is cool and is a great doctor...always enjoy talking with him during procedures...very engaged with his patients.
He was great, made me feel at ease and was very professional!
Used a groupon to see him. Maybe his curt and cursory manner is a reflection of the negative perception of groupon users. This is truly unfortunate because he not only reduces the chance of.us coming back but also us referring him to others I hope he spends a little more effort connecting with patients.
Always personable - good bedside manner.
Dr. Lavigna was terrific -- extremely knowledgeable, and with a great bedside manner. He spent extra time with me to ensure that I fully understood what was wrong and what needed to be done, and his diagnosis and prescription worked perfectly. Plus he has some of the friendliest staff I've ever met. Highly recommended!
Dr. Lavigna and his staff were friendly, courteous and very gentle. No unnecessary pushing, poking or prodding. They listened and responded with the care I needed, and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable during an unpleasant procedure. I strongly recommend them.
Once I was seen (after an hour wait even though I did make my appointment through Zocdoc) the procedure was very quick. Dr. Lavigna was fast but thorough in answering and addressing any concerns I had with the procedure. If this procedure is successful, I will definitely be recommending it to others (it takes 4 months of growth to see the results).
He was very professional, knowledgeable, and took the time to figure out exactly what was going on with my foot.