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Dr. James Lipstate, MD

Rheumatology*
4.6 (23)
Map Pin Small Lafayette, LA
Accepting new patients
44 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. James Lipstate, MD

Dr. James Lipstate, MD is a Rheumatologist in Lafayette, LA. They specialize in Rheumatology, has 44 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Abbeville General Hospital, Iberia Medical Center, Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, Ochsner St. Martin Hospital and Opelousas General Health System. Dr. Lipstate, completed a residency at University Ala. Patients rated Dr. Lipstate an average 4.6 star rating.

Dr. Lipstate works at Lafayette Arthritis and Endocrine Clinic in Lafayette, LA. They frequently treat conditions like Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Lipstate's Office Locations

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    Lafayette Arthritis & Endocrine Clinic
    4212 W Congress St Ste 2300A, Lafayette, LA 70506 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (337) 237-7801

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Abbeville General Hospital
  • Iberia Medical Center
  • Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
  • Ochsner St. Martin Hospital
  • Opelousas General Health System

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Treatment frequency



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Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Fibromyalgia
Lupus
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Malaise and Fatigue
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Gout
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Low Back Pain
Osteoporosis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Bursitis
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Chronic Neck Pain
Joint Pain
Leukocytopenia
Limb Pain
Nausea
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Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Post-Viral Disorder
Raynaud's Disease
Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shortness of Breath
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spondylitis
Systemic Sclerosis
Tobacco Use Disorder
Trigger Finger
Vasculitis
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Steroid Injection
Achilles Tendinitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Behçet's Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Difficulty With Walking
Dry Eyes
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Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Felty's Syndrome
Fever
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Genu Valgum
Granulomatosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Swelling
Muscle Cramping
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Weakness
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Plantar Fasciitis
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Lung Disease
Sarcoidosis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Systemic Vasculitis
Temporal Arteritis
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Bone Density Scan
Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
Immunization Administration
Joint Drainage
Joint Fluid Test
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Osteoporosis Screening
Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
Trigger Point Injection
Ultrasound
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    4.6
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    About Dr. James Lipstate, MD

    Specialties*
    • Rheumatology

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    Specialties*
    Years of Experience
    • 44 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1043260607
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University Ala
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University Ala
    Residency
    Internship
    • Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Tulane University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. James Lipstate, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Lipstate is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Lipstate has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Lipstate works at Lafayette Arthritis and Endocrine Clinic in Lafayette, LA. View the full address on Dr. Lipstate’s profile.

    Dr. Lipstate has seen patients for Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Lipstate on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    23 patients have reviewed Dr. Lipstate. The overall rating for this provider is 4.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Lipstate.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Lipstate, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Lipstate appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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