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Patrick J Lavin, MD


Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology; Director, Headache Clinic; Professor of Neurology

4.6 4.6 128 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Board Certificates

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,


MD - University College Dublin
Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University Hospitals
Internship - Saint Vincent's Hospital
Post_Graduate_Training - Chapel Allerton Hospital
Post_Graduate_Training - Leicester General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Post_Graduate_Training - Saint James University Hospital
Post_Graduate_Training - Saint Vincent's Hospital
Residency - Case Western Reserve University Hospitals


Vanderbilt Neurology
Vanderbilt Neurosciences
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3930
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr Lavin is extremely courteous, respectful, and does not rush through the appointments for the sake of getting to the next patient. He spends as much time as needed in order to work through the problems and uses all the resources he has available to fix the problems I come in with. I have come into the office feeling as though nothing is going to work and nothing will be fixed and left Dr. Lavin feeling heard, listened to, and realizing we have so many more options left. I realized when I leave the office that I truly have a doctor at the other end of the phone or the computer that will really listen to me.
Patient | September 17, 2018

Dr. Lavin is fantastic. He's my ideal doctor: smart, friendly, treats me with respect, and clearly loves his job. I like that he's been practicing for a long time but is still clearly enthusiastic about new cases and helping his patients.
Patient | September 3, 2018

he does not believe providers that are not vanderbilt. using outdated scans to try and treat me
Patient | August 20, 2018

Dr. Lavin makes you feel comfortable, like he is a trusted friend.
Patient | May 10, 2018

Patient | May 9, 2018

Dr. Lavin is an excellent listener and very attentive to problems I expressed.
Patient | May 9, 2018

Dr. Lavin was early for the appt., reviewed my test results since initial/appt. reviewed & - effects of meds he had prescribed, listened to & addressed my concerns, and was able to explain to me my illness/disease & what the future treatment goals would be.
Patient | April 12, 2018

The doctor left the room several times during the examination. The nurse interrupted the examination to talk to him about another patient, and at one point he left to talk to another patient during my examination. He was very distracted.
Patient | March 31, 2018

All fine.
Patient | March 27, 2018

He always takes time to go over my medication one by one. He goes over the plan of care to see what I feel is working and what I feel is not before making any adjustments. I would highly recommend him to others.
Patient | December 26, 2017

The doctor is set in his ways and have done practice long enough.
Patient | November 2, 2017