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Thomas J. Lakata, DO

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

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About Dr. Lakata

Philosophy of care

I encourage my patients to say what is on their mind without having them feel uncomfortable. I am a good listener, which is a valuable attribute. I always listen to my patients and include them (and their families) in decisions about their health care.

Why I entered medicine

I wanted to care for people. I have been interested in medicine since I was in high school. I originally became a pharmacist, but soon I decided to become a doctor, feeling I could have a greater impact on patient care. The most enjoyable part of being a doctor is seeing someone get better and knowing he or she appreciates your care.


Duquesne University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1988

Medical Training
UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 1993


Residency 1994
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Residency 1995
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Residency 1996
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA


American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

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