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Cheryl L Laffer, MD, PhD


Professor of Medicine; Director, Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Service

4.7 4.7 220 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise


Board Certificates

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988
Clinical Hypertension - American Society of Hypertension, 1999


MD - University of Miami, 1985
PhD - University of Wisconsin, 1981
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1988
Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 1983


Vanderbilt Hypertension Center
Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center
1301 Medical Center Drive
2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37212

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Patient Comments

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excellent care
Patient | November 3, 2017

Dr. Laffer is excellent in all she does. So much confidence in her care & ability.
Patient | November 3, 2017

Always professional, kind, and caring. I feel I am in very good hands.
Patient | October 24, 2017

Explained when to take meds. For better results and why - B.P. very well regulated for first time in 2 years.
Patient | September 22, 2017

Dr. Laffer is great. She has helped me more than any doctor the last 10 years. I am glad I found her. She is a very important doctor for my health care.
Patient | August 28, 2017

I'm very thankful of Dr. Laffer, she got my hypertension under control & I don't worry about it now.
Patient | August 23, 2017

Dr. Laffer is good and efficient at taking care of me. She seems to know medicine better than most.
Patient | July 24, 2017

I left without an understanding of her expectations for what I should do until my next visit to improve my condition.
Patient | July 15, 2017

Very organized! Had everything in her computer. Ask me lots of relevant questions!
Patient | July 12, 2017

Dr. Laffer is very informative, she answered questions about supplements I wanted to add to my regimen. She took the time to address a prior minor swelling concern. she also listened to me explain how I take my medications that she prescribed and suggested improvements and explained the change she made and how it would help me.
Patient | July 4, 2017

Good experiences.
Patient | June 29, 2017

She was very knowledgeable and through.
Patient | June 2, 2017

Good experience.
Patient | June 2, 2017

I felt like my desire to decrease my medication since I'm having drops in my BP was disregarded. I was told two+ weeks of low blood pressure wasn't sufficient and I needed to wait an entire month before we could look at weening. I was disappointed and felt like I was fed policy based on Vanderbilts bottom line and desire for research more then being treated based on my individual needs.
Patient | May 22, 2017

A lot of these question have been answered already.
Patient | May 17, 2017

Dr. Laffer and her team are excellent
Patient | April 24, 2017

Very good.
Patient | April 18, 2017

Patient | February 22, 2017

Very good.
Patient | February 7, 2017

Knows her stuff- ex primary care package could have stroked me out over 9 months. Dr. Laffer fixed my problem in one visit.
Patient | January 24, 2017

Dr. Laffer & Sandy are wonderful. caring practitioners.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Very good.
Patient | December 2, 2016

Dr. Laffer is outstanding, she has been able to get my BP under control which makes me feel 100% better. I have all my confidence in her & very proud she is one of my medical providers.
Patient | October 28, 2016