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Joseph Lifrak, MD

4.8 out of 5 (368 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: 508-973-2211

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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (71)

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  • Professional, easy going, very knowledgeable, friendly!!!

  • It was easy to get an appointment and this was my first appointment. Staff were professional and the wait time was only about 5 minutes. Dr. Lifrak listened carefully to my problems and reacted accordingly. I felt very confident and comfortable with his style of care and professionalism.

  • I already has sent friends to Dr Lifrak for their knees

  • My doctor was recommended by a friend as outstanding and and he was all of that. I would highly recommend him.

  • Very pleasant office to visit

  • Staff was the most cordial I have experienced in a long time. Dr. Lifrak is special!

  • Very little wait time. Exsplained everything very well and was very patient with my questions.

  • Doctor was very sociable staff was very helpful. I understand everything well, but the doctor explain to me about my house, and he was very concerned about other issues that I need to take care [Name]. I would definitely recommend this facility and the doctors and staff to friends and family. Thank you.

  • They are always ready to treat all of my issues.

  • Love Dr. Lifrak!! Always up on the latest tequnoques.

  • Everyone was polite and friendly. Staff was very helpful.

  • Great service!

  • Dr. Lifrak and his team are wonderful, they always listen to me. They take care of all my worries, and needs, and I am very very satisfied with doctor and his team. I thank them all very much for helping me.

  • staff was very friendly

  • Prompt on time visit, explained everything in great detail, did not feel rushed, and staff were very professional.

  • MD was very "short" and dismissive.

  • Personal and professional perspectives extended.

  • Everyone was great on my first visit. Everyone was very professional and friendly

  • Front desk check in very nice, always ask what time appointment is best you, doctors staff knows what they are doing, and friendly. Dr. Lifrak is professional, great to talk to, and very skilled at his profession. He was recommended to me by a friend. I recommended him to my son who has a knee problem.

  • Previously I had been to [Name] [Name] and as I told the Dr. that is like Filenes Basement compared to your facility which is so much better.

  • The office staff was very helpful in coordinating this visit for me on today because apparently they knew I was in pain and they were able to fit me in on the following business day from when I made the call which happened luckily for me to be the next day the person who interviewed me before the doctor saw me. We had a couple of laughs and they were very very professional, and the doctor could not had provided any better service than he had.

  • Everyone in Dr. Lifrak office is exceptional. The wait time was very minimal, greeted very politely. Dr. LeFrak himself is outstanding. I'm so glad I was able to go to him for my issues.

  • Dr Lifrak is caring and genuine. His MA and Rad Tech as well. I know I’m in good hands with this team. Looking forward to getting my knee back to nothing

  • EVERYTHING DONE A++++++++++++

  • Dr Lifrak is awesome, I always feel 100% certain that I get the best care possible. His assistant [Name] [Name] is wonderful and helpful.

  • Doctor seemed rushed and more interested in getting out quicky as possible and on to the next patient.

  • Seen on time with no wait in exam room. All staff friendly and professional. Further testing scheduled before I left my appt. Provider listened to my complaints and was thorough in his exam. Very pleasant experience

  • I’ve been going to this office for 4 years now. I am pleased to see the same staff members which tells me the folks working in the office are happy and content with their job and employer. Staff is polite, professional and knowledgeable.

  • Visit in timely manner.

  • Got me in to see the dr quickly! Much appreciated ??

  • Very good and friendly

  • Very little wait time.Nice offices.Felt very safe.

  • I was impressed by the care I received from Dr Lifrak. He was able to reset and splint my fractures in the office relatively pain free. Dr [Name] popped in and briefed me on my surgery I would be having in the near future. I feel this experience went as well as it could have.

  • Consistent personnel always friendly and responsive. Wonderful experience. Thank you.

  • The employees at this office were very pleasant, helpful and respectful.

  • He seem to be in a hurry. I like him. A very good doctor.But I have a lot of health problems. It seem solve for me.Thank you

  • Everything was great it just took longer to get the appointment due to a mess up from the beginning

  • Best Dr.

  • It was my 1st visit there and I was treated with confidence feelings about myself and the treatment recommended by the Doctor.

  • Everyone in his office is very helpful, and I'm very thankful for all them and his office.

  • Staff great, doctor's bedside manner could be improved upon

  • All good

  • Dr. Lifrak is an excellent orthopedic doctor. He gave me gel shots of my knees, which helped me tremendously. Southcoast is lucky to have them on their staff.

  • Support staff efficient and courteous, under Corvid conditions.Doctor brisk but candid and clear.

  • I was confident that the facility had taken every precaution to insure the safety of my visit relative to Covid.

  • The procedures that were in place for virus protection made me feel very comfortable as a patient. The staff wasted no time in doing things quickly and efficiently so my exposure was minimal.

  • Pleasant ,efficient ,considerate and listen to me and my concerns.

  • Dr Lifrak was awesome. Thank you.

  • From our greeting to my doctor.who I would highly recommend

  • The staff and Dr. Lifrak were friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Lifrak gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision. I will continue to use Southcoast Health Orthopedics in the future.

  • It is always a pleasure working with Dr. Lifrak and his staff. They always go above and beyond to help their patients. This was my first visit to a doctors office after the COVID-19 pandemic and I felt very safe during the entire visit. The safety and social distancing protocols the office has implemented were a welcomed addition. Thank you all for all you do for so many. Dr Lifrak and Southcoast Health Orthopedics will come highly recommended from me. I also attended Dr. Lifrak's informational webinar on Mako Knee Replacements - absolutely wonderful - informative and welcoming to see how Dr. Lifrak put the viewers at ease with his response to their questions. Very impressive Doctor, Staff and Organization.

  • Gave good information about my care.

  • I felt comfortable with the safety measures. Dr. Lifrak is always a pleasure to see. Answers my questions, addresses my concerns, and listens. Always friendly. Even behind a mask, his eyes were smiling.

  • The staff is always on top of everything. Nothing more could have been done to improve this experience.

  • unbelievable service! Friendly and knowledgeable. I will HIGHLY recommend to family and friends!

  • Dr lifrak was very personalable

  • With all the commotion concerning Covid19, the staff were tremendously efficient, friendly and very professional. Dr. Lifrak is in my opinion very knowlegable and took the time to explain all possible options. Put me at ease as another Dr. said I needed surgery. Can't say enough about the staff in these trying times. X-ray tech was very professional also.

  • I was very satisfied with my visit as usual. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. The doctor was awesome and everyone who assisted him was awesome, and I really dearly appreciate the service I get there all the time. I will always go there, even though I live in Rhode Island. Thank you.

  • Yes, the doctor saw me in a timely fashion, knew exactly what my problem was. told me what to do and a day later on feeling better. So I think you did an excellent job.

  • Very supportive and understanding of my medical issues. Everyone was pleasant and knowledgeable.

  • From start to finish, couldn't have asked for a more cordial yet professional experience.

  • I was very happy with my visit the staff and Dr were very pleasant.

  • You greeted me at the door an took my temperature an wearing a mask. All of which made me very comfortable. Any visit to your office has been pleasant an staff so friendly. I want to thank all of you for for being there for me. Stay safe

  • This is the third time I have visited Dr. Lifrak. Very professional, highly knowledgeable, and his staff, especially [Name] [Name] excellent. Very thorough and friendly and affable.

  • Everything was perfect Dr Lifrak is the best and very personable. I have not one complaint and never have with any previous visits.

  • Everything was done in a timely manner. This is the way the health care system should work! No complaints.

  • Everyone had great customer service.

  • the office organized for the virus it was a pleasure for my appontment

  • Excellent from the time I was greeted at the door, to the time they took my temperature, and up until the time that I left. Very friendly and pleasant staff. Always a pleasure and looking forward my next visit.

  • Experience was great. I was seen in a timely manner, asked enough questions to be diagnosed and left feeling that the doctor and staff had done all they could to help me. Thanks to all

  • Excellent.

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