Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

  • Medical school

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • North Shore University Hospital

  • Affiliations

    • North Shore University Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

02/28/2019
"One of the best physicals ever - very thorough!"
02/18/2019
"A very comforting experience."
02/13/2019
"I have recommended Dr. Laxer to others."
02/11/2019
"I have been a patient of dr. laxer for approximately 20 years I would not continue to see him if I were not confident of his abilities to treat me and mentor me to brought issues or concerns."
02/11/2019
"Dr. Laxer was very thorough and was familiar with my family history (my sister is his patient as well) which made this visit easier. He showed concerns regarding my prior and recent findings of cancer as well as other test results."
02/11/2019
"Always feel that Dr. Laxer provides the very best care"
12/24/2018
"Dr. Laxer has cared for me for at least 15 years."
12/24/2018
"Dr. Laxer is one of the best doctors I know and I'm so grateful he's been my doctor. I have known him since he first started working at the practice. The best"
12/22/2018
"Dr. Laxer is excellent!"
12/17/2018
"Dr. Laxer is terrific! Very thorough & very thoughtful."
11/26/2018
"very good is not a good enough answer to the questions...excellent is a better option."
11/19/2018
"I am very happy with all aspects of Dr. Laxer's patient care."
10/30/2018
"Dr. Laxer is a wonderful person and doctor and I have a lot of confidence in him."
10/23/2018
"Dr. Laxer is an excellent diagnostician, thorough and careful. I credit him for saving my life and diagnosing a life threatening infection."
10/19/2018
"Dr. Laxer is an excellent dr."
10/15/2018
"Dr. Laxer is an excellent doctor."
10/15/2018
"Patient is just a number, asked question that should have been known from prior visit."
09/24/2018
"my annual physical was done in a most professional manner."
09/17/2018
"Dr. Laxer has been my doctor for over 25 years. I have and will keep recommending him. Both my wife and I go to him."
09/15/2018
"dr. laxer is outstanding, always knowledgeable,compassionate and extremely professional. he is the best."
08/28/2018
"Dr Laxer always takes the time he needs to make me feel better. he is very professional."
08/25/2018
"I have recommended Dr. Laxer to many of my acquaintances."
07/23/2018
"Dr. Laxer is the best. He is smart, concerned, down-to-earth and an amazing diagnostician."
07/21/2018
"Dr. Laxer is wonderful and has all the attributes i look for in a personal physician."
05/31/2018
"Very thorough and very interested in my overall health & concerns."
04/24/2018
"The doctor was very good. Forthcoming and friendly."
04/21/2018
"Dr. Laxer has been wonderful. He is caring, intelligent and I am glad he is my physician."
03/26/2018
"You should have 6 for EXCELLENT. All questions would have rated that answer."
01/04/2018
"I appreciate the special respect that Dr. Laxer has for me. He also listens carefully to my special concerns. As an elderly persons."
12/23/2017
"Dr. Laxer is an asset to your organization. He is a kind & knowledgeable physician."
12/21/2017
"I am very satisfied with the way Dr. Laxer is managing my health. I have recommended him to some friends."
12/16/2017
"I've been seeing Dr. Laxer for years. he is the most thorough doctor I have ever been to. Always willing to talk through any issue and answer any questions I have."
10/28/2017
"Dr. Laxer is great!"
10/23/2017
"Dr. Laxer is outstanding."
10/18/2017
"Dr. Laxer is a rock star. I hope he never retires!"
10/04/2017
"This is the VERY best doctor. I have recommend him many times. Excellent!!"
09/28/2017
"Dr. Laxer is outstanding in all respects."
07/28/2017
"Puts me at ease; explains information thoroughly. "
07/17/2017
"Dr. Laxer is an awesome doctor. Can't say enough good things about him."
05/17/2017
"Dr. Laxer is the very best doctor I have ever had!!!"
01/23/2017
"Dr. Laxer is a dedicated, smart and caring physician! Truly the best!"
12/26/2016
"Dr. Laxer is the best!!!"
11/21/2016
"All good, no bad."
11/17/2016
"Dr. Laxer is an excellent doctor. He is also very kind & understanding."
10/19/2016
"Dr. Laxer is very approachable and spends as much time as needed."
10/18/2016
"Dr. Laxer is an excellent doctor, knowledgeable, caring, always follows up."
10/14/2016
"I had seen good reviews for Dr. Laxer and they are well deserved."
10/09/2016
"i well recommend my care provider to family and friends, I am satisfied with physicians. thanks"
09/20/2016
"Dr. Laxer is very knowledgeable in all areas, including medication. He speaks in a way that is easy to understand and listens when I speak. He is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him very favorably to anyone I know."
08/18/2016
"Excellent professional."
07/25/2016
"Dr. Laxer is professional in his approach and inspires confidence. He is very easy to speak to and reassuring in his approach."
07/11/2016
"Great doctors and great office staff!"
05/21/2016
"Dr. Joel Laxer is the best doctor ever. He's brilliant, patient, kind, professional, & very personable."
05/18/2016
"Good experience."
04/27/2016
"This visit was for pre-surgery testing."
04/20/2016
"I already have recommended Dr. Laxer and my sister sees him."
04/19/2016
"Dr. Laxer has my complete confidence. He understands my medical needs and desire to take very little medications."
03/24/2016
"Excellent doctor."
03/18/2016
"Dr. Laxer is an excellent doctor. Caring, easy to talk to, and an excellent diagnostician."
01/26/2016
"Dr. Laxer is terrific, _____ all the above and more!"
11/25/2015
"Good very!!"
11/25/2015
"Dr. Laxer was very thorough & listened to all of my concerns, it was a pleasure to speak with him."
09/10/2015
"Good."
08/14/2015
"Have Dr. Laxer as my care provider for many years and have every confidence in his judgments."
08/12/2015
"Great!"
06/25/2015
"Dr. Laxer is very competent."
06/18/2015
"Provider seems knowledgeable, thorough and nice."
05/04/2015
"Dr. Laxer is an amazing, caring, detailed doctor."
04/06/2015
"Always available."
12/18/2014
"Excellent doctor."
10/23/2014
"Dr. Laxer diagnosed my Ramsay Hunt over the phone when I was in LA - and spoke to the physician there to get me on the proper meds. He followed up after I got home with excellent care."
10/15/2014
"Excellent doctor!"
08/12/2014
"I've been in the healthcare industry for 30 yrs. I'm very particular about my healthcare provided & I expect excellence. Dr. Laxer always lives up to that. #10. Do it all the time."
07/29/2014
"All good."
05/23/2014
"Good."
05/21/2014
"Dr. Laxer is the best."
05/09/2014
"Admire him very much."
04/18/2014
"Dr. Laxer is an exceptional physician. I have been his patient for 24 years."
03/10/2014
"Very thorough and patient."
03/06/2014
"Dr. Laxer is an example of what ALL doctors should be. Compassionate, caring, and informed."
03/05/2014
"Very patient doctor, did not feel rushed."
02/25/2014
"Dr. Laxer is a great diagnostician, great dr. and a caring individual - Best dr. I have ever had!"
02/25/2014
"I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Laxer to my friends."
01/23/2014
"Dr. Laser is an excellent physician who I have already recommended."