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Joseph Lifrak, MD

4.7 out of 5 (316 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

About Joseph Lifrak

 Dr. Lifrak graduated cum laude with departmental honors in biology from Tulane University in New Orleans. He then earned his medical degree at the Brown University School of Medicine in Providence.

Dr. Lifrak completed a surgical internship and orthopedic residency at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital. He then completed an orthopedic trauma fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital and a knee reconstruction/sports medicine fellowship at the Jewett Orthopedic Clinic in Winter Park, Fla.

He is a member and past president of the Rhode Island Orthopedic Society. His clinical interests are focused on sports medicine and knee reconstruction, including total knee replacements, ACL surgery and knee arthroscopy.

Dr. Lifrak is also active in the Providence College athletic programs, with specific responsibility as the team orthopedic physician for Providence Friars Ice Hockey team.


Joseph practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

300 C Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

479 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea , MA 02777

P: 508-973-1550

Get Directions 41.7613575 -71.22010539999997

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

1076 North Main St
Providence, RI 02904

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.8503374 -71.4036901

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (18)

  • Great experience. Was roomed and seen by Dr Lifrak quickly. Staff were all very curtious and professional.

  • Dr Lifrak is a wonderful physician. He explains everything and helped me make a sound decision. on treatment that is in my best interest. Thank you.

  • Your receptionists, etc are knowing and caring and take the timeto make sure patients understand answers to their questionsDr. Lifrak is great or I wouldn't be going to Swansea when there are so many orthopedic doctors in the Providence areaThank you for caring

  • Excellent physician as well as very attentive staff! Thank you!

  • I am always treated with care and concern from the front desk to the dr. I trust dr. Lifrack and [Name] is fantastic

  • I was seen immediately.Staff was awesome.Dr. Lifrak asked about my family. The reason this is memorable is because my daughter had a medical emergency over 1 year ago during my rehab. He was agreeable in letting me leave the state to be with her.

  • Could not have been given any better medical information and a great feeling of relief on the help I will get during surgery. I feel totally better about it now, than with my previous provider.

  • All the doctors I have been to at Southcoast are wonderful!

  • Great experience

  • Southcoast is the best for patient care.

  • Just outstanding

  • The physician I saw gave me an excellent description of my knee problem. Will continue to see him.

  • [Name] & Dr. Lifrak are the best!!

  • You did everything great !

  • All were efficient and pleasant in their greeting and listening to me when I explained why I was there and what they could do for me.

  • Very pleasant experience from beginning to end.

  • Staff is always professional and friendly. Dr Lifrak is always on time and spends time explaining plan of care. Very happy with experience with this office.

  • Excellent service from everyone there. Thank you!

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