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Laura Lazarus, MD

Dr. Lazarus is a general surgeon in the Durham area. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
6.1k doctors
Top 15%
6.1k doctors
Top 5%
3.1k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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40k doctors
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40k doctors
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20k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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11k doctors
Top 15%
11k doctors
Top 5%
5.3k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw more weakness patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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5.1k doctors
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5.1k doctors
Top 5%
2.6k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw more carcinoma patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1.2k doctors
Top 15%
1.2k doctors
Top 5%
622 doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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1.1k doctors
Top 15%
1.1k doctors
Top 5%
532 doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw lymphedema patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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16k doctors
Top 15%
16k doctors
Top 5%
8.0k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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18k doctors
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18k doctors
Top 5%
9.1k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw arthritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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36k doctors
Top 15%
36k doctors
Top 5%
18k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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20k doctors
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20k doctors
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10k doctors
Dr. Lazarus saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Lazarus’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
50%
same-day biopsy rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Lazarus’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Lazarus’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Lazarus’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lazarus’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Lazarus sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

3116 N Duke St
Durham, NC 27704
604 miles away

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Credentials
  • MCP HAHNEMANN UNIV (FORMERLY ALLEGHENY UNIV)
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1996
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
    MEDICAL EDUCATION

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Surgical Oncology

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Lazarus is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Duke Raleigh Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Swedish Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Swedish Medical Center - Ballard Campus
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield