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Dr. Amar Purohit, MD

Endocrinologist, Internist, Geriatrician

New York, NY

About Dr. Amar Purohit

Dr. Amar Purohit is an internist, endocrinologist, and geriatrician treating patients in New York City and the surrounding communities. He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He is also a member of professional organizations including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and the Endocrine Society. In order to pursue his medical degree, Dr. Purohit attended the University of Rajasthan. He continued his medical education in the United States through studies at the Queens Hospital Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Purohit has received specialized training in endocrinology at Mount Sinai Hosptial and completed an endocrinology fellowship program at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Patients visiting Dr. Purohit can receive a full range of medical services. He provides general consultations, osteoporosis evaluations, geriatric visits, and treatment for issues including obesity, chronic pain, high blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and cancer. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Purohit enjoys chess, bridge, travel, reading, theatre, and writing poetry.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Geriatrician

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Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Queens Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fellowship in Endocrinology
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital (Endocrinology)

Professional memberships

  • Endocrine Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1962492215

Dr. Amar Purohit's office location

Amar Purohit, MD

155 East 76th Street, 1J

New York, NY 10021

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De. Purohit was very professional, and kind! I highly recommend.
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Very thorough and kind - first doctor visit I’ve had in a long time where I left satisfied with the service. Wait time could use some work though!
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The doctor was nice but I found the office very disorganized and the staff very unprofessional
Less than 3 months ago
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Before he walked in the room to speak with me and share my bloodwork results, he had already diagnosed me and decided on a course of treatment. This is after spending OVER 3 HOURS in the waiting, which was the SOPfor each office visit. He spent maybe 10-15 minutes in the room with me asking how I feel. The truth was the side effects of the meds were awful and he was making really hard to try the same med with a different route of administration. Eventually, I stopped seeing him.
Less than 6 months ago
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The doctor is very good but the receptionists were not mindful of people’s time. I arrived at the doctors office at 11:50 am for my 12:00 pm appointment on Monday but they didn’t let me in until 12:40 pm when Irequested for a reschedule as I needed to leave at 1 pm. Patients who checked in 15-20 min after I did were let in before me. I just feel that the receptionists should be more cognizant of people’s time and appointments esp when someone has an appointment during their one hour lunch break on a working day.
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He mentioned I was obese when I was almost certainly not anywhere near it. Terrible bedside manner. Wait times to get in were not ok.
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Awful. Doctor doesn't explain anything to you, the office is run so poorly. You WILL wait an hour after your scheduled time. You WILL not understand Dr. Purohit at all (talks like a mouse), office holds 2 patients at a time,only 1 nurse. Unacceptable. This is my second appointment because I like to give a second chance but I will never be returning here. Honestly, no beef or anything with the guy, just a poor service entirely.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Purohit seems like a very knowledgeable doctor who asks a lot of questions before making a diagnosis. However, the wait is not worthwhile (I had a 1pm appointment, arrived at 12:40 and still wasn’t seen until after 3pm). Also, itis noteworthy to mention that his wife aka the manager of the office is very unprofessional and simply put rude. She’s very insensitive and makes the office visit an unpleasant experience.
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Knowledgeable Doctor. Unfortunately I had to wait nearly two hours to be seen for my appointment.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional but, did have a bit of a wait.
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DR AMar is very educational and profesional . He cares about his patients and is very informative about everything that’s going on . He is excellent !!
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I recommend this doctor he is knowelegable in his field. Polite, and he explain every procedure to patient
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Dr. Purohit is a very good doctor he seems genuinely concerned about my well being.
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Wait time was long, beside manner was uncomfortable. Asked way too many questions that did not seem to have anything to do with my thyroid, seemed judgmental. Finding a different endocrinologist. One plus was the lady working the front desk was very nice.
Less than 1 year ago
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long wait
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Very reassuring. The doctor is also polite and the office staff is respectful and area clean
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It was good but I waited 1 hour and a half to see him and that was just too long.
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I was upset about having to wait anywhere from 2 to 3 hours and I have switched to another doctor but eventually I went back to him. He is thorough and you just can't put a time on that. I wishand hope that they can manage the time better but I will always return to this doctor. In the end I know that he has exercised every possibility to make sure my health is okay.
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great very detailed, wait time less than 30 mins. very friendly
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Looking for a new Endocrinologist. Antiquated, small office. Staff and wife not very welcoming. Had to wait at least 3 hours to see Dr., even though I had an appointment. The Dr. himself is old, but knowledgeable, just couldn't stand the wait time.
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He sends you to Quest Diagnostics for blood work also. Patients were walking out angry when I arrived.
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Ridiculously mismanaged appointment times with no communication in advance about delays. Arrived on time and waited 90 minutes!!! to see the doctor with 2 patients ahead of me in the waiting room. When I inquired if this was typical, staff wasunapologetic saying that he often ran behind although today was even later than usual. If patients were 1.5 hours late to appointments, it would not be tolerated. When the doctor finally appeared, he spent time socializing with a pharma sales rep rather than addressing the obscene delay in seeing patients. On the way out, I learned that other patients often arrive earlier than their appointment times to reduce wait times. Patients are seen in accordance with sign in sheet. So why bother with apppintment times at all?!
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DO NOT GO TO THIS OFFICE OR USE THIS DOCTOR! HE WAS SO UNPROFESSIONAL! I do not even know where to begin, first of all the overall professionalism of the staff and feeling of the office was horrible! I waited forno joke almost 3 hours to be seen, I had to see an endocrinologist asap so I didnt want to leave.... there was a tiny lady going around the small waiting space and saying 'just be patient the doctor is very busy...' I couldn't believe that WITH an appointment I had to wait 3 hours to be seen! Also, once I finally got into the doctors office: he was so out of it, I'm sorry but he seemed too old to be doing his job in his condition (sleepy, super slow, disinterested...) he barely did anything to me to assess my health, and thyroid issues, he literally just looked at my files faxed in from my obgyn and told me (as if I didnt know) that I had just had a miscarriage, I WAS IN SHOCK! I said to him, I am aware of that fact sir....and?????? He didnt have anything to follow up with really... I cannot express to you how stupid this whole experience was that took 5 hours out of my day. I WILL NEVER GO BACK. In the end, he had only checked my reflexes, looked at my files faxed in, and checked my heartbeat. THIS MAN SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A DOCTOR.
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Great Dr. ! Doesn't rush. Gathers every single details . Extremely patient.
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More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Amar is very thorough. He doesn't take any short cuts and will take everything regarding your health into consideration. He is very knowledgeable and patient.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff was not much better!
More than 1 year ago
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So fatphobic and body shaming.
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Too old.
More than 1 year ago
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NG.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been a patient of Dr. Purohit for over 20 years. He is very professional, considerate and genuinely concerned for his patients. He wants the best for his patients and will partner with great surgeons, and other specialists to makesure we get the best of care. He spends time as needed with every patient answering questions and explaining care and medications, a rare trait of many doctors these days. I feel I am a valued patient not just a number.
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he's okay. i was wearing a new spray on foundation and didn't know yet that it sprayed on in a very bad way. so he diagnosed me with some kind of skin condition where my face met my hair and wrotea script for my bad foundation. didn't get to the bottom of any of my problems aside from the foundation.
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Will not. Go back
More than 1 year ago
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Unfortunately this practice still operates in pre-historic times and handles patient confidentiality terribly. I waited 1.5 hours, left and came back for lunch, and still had another 1 hour wait... definitely not coming back.
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I do not think we will go back!
More than 1 year ago
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The office was nice. I wish my wait time would had been shorter.
More than 1 year ago
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it was so so.
More than 1 year ago
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The wait time is definitely long, so bring a book and take the afternoon off. He is very professional and takes his time with you, and is very review of your case is very thorough and careful.
More than 1 year ago
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Pretty good doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff was also not that great.
More than 1 year ago
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The office was cramped and small.
More than 1 year ago
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Could have been a better visit. The staff is questionable in helping The patients.
More than 1 year ago
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It seems to me that the doctor is too old to keep A practice. He takes from 10 minutes with a patient To two hours. He speaks and acts incoherently .
More than 1 year ago
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He is very knowledgeable and takes his time to share his perspectives as he is conducting the examination. He is very kind and very focused on making sure that you understand all implications and where you can find additional information about your condition.
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Completely disorganized. Waiting for over half hour before leaving.
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Very nice guy and a good listener.
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After years of uncontrolled diabetes Dr.P got it under control, no insulin shots oral meds and diet. Lost 25lbs! I a, very satisfied.
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GREAT DOCTOR. VERY THOROUGH AND POLITE HIGHLY RECOMMEND. DO PREPARE TO WAIT A BIT PAST YOUR SCHEDULE TIME
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This is my second time visiting Dr. Purhoit as I thought I would give him a second chance The first time my wait was almost three hours I left before seeing the doctor because after a 45 minute wait the graciousassistant administrators informed me it could be at least two more hours before I saw the doctor A completely frustrating waste of my time!
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Dr was knowledgable spent time explaining things. He explained the Meds he was prescribing and advised of possible side effects. Since I am hearing challenged and the Dr speaks very softly I was glad my husband was with me to help me maneuver questions and answer them correctly.
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