Laura Raftery, MD

Hematology and Medical oncology
Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 266 reviews)

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Laura Raftery

About me

Philosophy of care

“I was drawn to practice oncology for many reasons, the most important of which is the special relationship that develops between the patient, his or her family and the physician. I believe each patient’s mind and spirit needs to be considered along with the physical body. I am committed to helping a patient make choices in keeping with his or her goals and values, and I strive to deliver leading-edge cancer care with compassion.”



Hobbies and Personal Interests

Dr. Raftery enjoys spending time with her two daughters, cooking, hiking, sculpting and working in her vegetable garden.

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Medical education

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School, Chapel Hill, NC


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School, Chapel Hill, NC


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School, Chapel Hill, NC, Hematology and oncology


Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical oncology

My Videos


February 9, 2021
I think Dr Raftery is the best doctor I have ever had.
February 4, 2021
I had to wait until an extra test was copleated on the blood already drawn tithe day prior because it was not ordered or completed when I came in for the iron infusion, then I had to wait about an hour before the iron infusion could be started. I was very disappointed when I discussed with the doctor the need for a sleeping pill that I could use, because I have not been able to sleep through the night and it has become a problem. She was very condescending and said that she would not prescribe the pills because of what she has read. I felt that my concerns were not addressed. this experience has made me want to switch to a different physician.
February 3, 2021
Dr. Raferty was well worth the wait. it was my first visit to the office and very pleased with everything especially becoming a patient of Dr. Raftery
February 2, 2021
We feel the wait times are way too long for this physician. We, as patients, are asked to be there 15 minutes before an appointment, so we comply. She did not come into the exam room until 45 minutes after the appointment start time.
February 1, 2021
Dr. Raftery is so kind and compassionate I am so fortunate to have her as my Oncologist
February 1, 2021
Dr. Raftery is my oncologist who I see quarterly. My cancer is under control.
February 1, 2021
Dr Raftery and her team are helping me to overcome this cancer.
January 29, 2021
Very professional and supportive
January 27, 2021
Dr. Rafterys follow up call to me was very helpfull and reminded me to do something necessary.
January 21, 2021
Dr. spent a lot of time explaining and answering chemo questions. She also spent time trying to access records from 15 years ago on a particular question of a tumor. Very thorough Dr.
January 14, 2021
The doctor is always caring and professional. Shows concerns for what is going on in my life that can affect my health. The staff are warm and welcoming, remember me from visit to visit and make me feel like a friend.
January 14, 2021
Dr. Raftery is the most helpful dr. I have ever had and makes sure I understand all options for my problems.
January 12, 2021
This was my first visit for Dr. Raftery since my previous doctor left. She is very pleasant, professional, and took the time asking me questions and answering any concerns I had.
January 11, 2021
Dr. Raftery was excellent!
January 11, 2021
Dr.Raftery is the BEST doctor I could have with my health problems. She goes beyond what is expected for she is caring & conscientious & truly concerned about my physical well being.
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