Dr. Andrew Turtel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Orthopedic Consultation
333 E 56th St., New York, NY, 10022

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Andrew H. Turtel MD is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, with a private practice in Manhattan. As an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine he has been team physician for the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the NY/NJ Metrostars (Red Bulls) of Major League Soccer. He was also associate team physician for the NY Islanders of the National Hockey League. He is currently on staff at the prestigious Mount Sinai/Beth Israel and Lenox Hill Hospital/North Shore/LIJ medical institutions. In addition to the above noted professional sports team affiliations, he has been Assistant Chief Medical Officer, at the FIFA Men’s World Cup Soccer in 1994; the team physician for the FIFA All-Star Game at Giants Stadium in 1996 and assistant medical coordinator for the Women’s World Cup in 1998. He graduated from Duke University, earning Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1981. He subsequently earned his medical degree (M.D.) from SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, in Syracuse, New York in 1985. Following a Neurosurgical Fellowship and 4 year Orthopedic Residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at New York University Medical Center (NYU), in 1992. Dr. Turtel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has membership in several medical and scientific societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American College of Sports Medicine, the International Cartilage Repair Society the American Medical Association, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, New York County Medical Society, and the Greater Metropolitan (NYC) Sports Society. Dr. Turtel’s publications include many articles, chapters and a textbook pertaining to sports medicine and joint replacement. He has been Course Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and has given numerous presentations to orthopedic societies.

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I've used ZocDoc for several appointments but Dr. Turtel was the greatest doctor that I've met through this site! Even though I made the appointment the night before, he made sure to see me and he was a wonderful listener and helped to diagnose the issue in my lower extremities. He was very knowledgeable and compassionate and a gem in the sports medicine field! Laura (his assistant) was also very kind and helpful in the referral process to get an MRI screening. Also, Dr. Turtel personally called me the next day to follow up with my MRI results. So impressive!! Overall, I had a very pleasant visit and highly recommend Dr. Turtel! Thank you!

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Very thorough took proper time and explained scenarios/potential injuries in much detail.

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Andrew was professional, thoughtful and had excellent recommendations

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Dr. Turtel saw me right away even though I showed up extremely early, which was a great sign. Afterwards, he paid a lot of attention to my problem and answered every question I asked. He was very professional but at the same time, you could definitely tell that he cared and knew what he was talking about. Highly recommended!

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Dr. Turtel followed up with me via phone as soon as he received my MRI results which was appreciated.

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He was wonderful and answered all my questions and concerns. Would highly reccomend him!

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What a pleasant surprise. I found him on DocZoc and he was the first available. But I'm so glad that I went to him. He was a wealth of knowledge and was patient and understanding. I just went in for an ankle sprain, but would totally go to him again for other sports injuries. The front desk receptionist was also very helpful.

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Not sure if this is a zoxdoc problem or if the actual doc office is misrepresenting which insurance they accept. I made an appt with an IN network doctor, filled out 20 mins of info online and sent it in ahead of my appt. Then waited 45!!!!!!!!! Minutes and was eventually told that they don't accept my insurance. My dissatisfaction is at an all time high!

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His assistant was very nice, however I showed up 30 min early to fill out any remaining paperwork, and he still didn't see me for over 45 min past my scheduled appointment time. People in the office seem to just be wandering around aimlessly and moving slowly, which for me was frustrating since it was the middle of my work day. He saw other clients before me who showed up after I did, which seemed unprofessional to me since I had arrived so much earlier then needed and was still not attended to. I had an x-ray done and the technician didn't even offer me any radiation protection, which I found interesting because he specifically shut the door to the area he was occupying every time he took the snapshot. The diagnosis was normal and maybe took 3 min to explain. I excited fairly quickly and he told me to call a different specialist if I had any problems. I will most likely not be going back.

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Good visit. Very prompt and answered all my questions.

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Very knowledgeable doctor . I would definitely recommend him . I appreciated not feeling rushed. Maybe one of the best experiences I have had with doctors in NYC

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Not my first visit. Professional, to the point,courteous manner. Would see him again but would rather not have to.

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The dr was very nice and took extra time to make sure I understand all the options and possibilities.

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GREAT DR AND GREAT OFFICE!.TOOK ME RIGHT IN AND DR WAS GREAT!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Dr. Turtel was attentive, had great bedside manner. I did not feel rushed. I also appreciated the x-rays to be done instantly--did not have to have a referral and go to a radiology lab. I have already referred him to a colleague. Highly recommend.

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I was really happy Dr. Turtel sat with me for a while to talk about my 15 year old injury. I was also very late to my appointment because of subway troubles and they got me in right away, despite that. He's really kind and easy to talk to. Highly recommended.

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This was my 2nd visit to Dr. Turtel, again he was right on time and he addressed my issue/concerns immediately. Would certainly recommend him.

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Dr. Turtel was very professional. You can tell he is very knowledgeable and he was able to address all of the questions I had regarding my injury. Would recommend to a friend.

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Top notch! Recommend very highly.

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Dr. Turtel was attentive, asked questions to get my issue resolved. Little wait time and great service!

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Absolutely the best medical care I've ever received. Dr. Turtel is everything I'd ever want in a physician.

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Really nice and very informative!

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Now over a year after my ACL/MCL injury (and nearly a year from surgery) -- everything feels great. Dr. Turtel was amazing through the whole process, inspired great confidence and I could not be any happier. Thank you!!!

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Excellent from beginning to end.

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He was really helpful and thorough in diagnosing my issue. I didn't feel rushed and he genuinely seems to care about patients. I appreciated receiving a follow-up email with useful stretches. Office staff is helpful and friendly too!

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Fantastic bedside manner and generous with his time.

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The Dr. was very good and very thorough, but his office staff handling billing is terrible. Took 2 months to get the bill for a simple visit straightened out.

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excellent bedside manner and followup with test results. Answered all my question and concerns.

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Dr. Turtel is clearly accustomed to working with athletes and his first instinct is to quickly request an MRI/X-Ray, without being very thorough. Even if the end result is that an MRI/X-Ray is ideal, Dr. Turtel was more concerned with telling me that the injuries I was told I had by other orthopedists in the past were probably incorrect diagnoses, than he was in taking the time to substantiate those claims and try to find a solution. I was given ONE additional stretch to do, which required a table, plus a recommendation to get an MRI/X-ray - that's it. I've since gone to another doctor was thorough, excellent, and I feel much better about my situation. This was a waste of my time, and my co-pay. I would not recommend this doctor.

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Dr Turtel was highly recommended to me by several colleagues. His outstanding reputation is well deserved! He is thorough, respectful, and knowledgable. I recommend him most highly and without reservation.

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Great again, for the second time! Friendly, honest, gives a very good impression. Good diagnosis (his initial diagnosis was confirmed by the MRI). Very pleased!

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Seemed professional and courteous. Ordered and MRI to confirm diagnosis, and also seemed to truly have my best interest at heart.

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I found him very patient and informative, I would recommend him to everyone.

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Dr. Turtel was quick yet thorough. He took time to carefully explain everything and even used pictures and models. I left the office with a very clear understanding of my injury and the limitations it caused. He answered all of my questions and was very friendly.

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Second visit. Very compassionate. Very competent as well. Did not have a gruff surgeon's manner at all. Highly recommend him.

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My experience was professional and helpful. No matter the question, I was answered in a very respectful manner with specific answers. My issues and treatment options were thoroughly explained. As well, I was assited in navigating the medical option I choose.

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Took the time to explain in detail the issues and ways to treat. Seems more concerned with patient welfare than performing unnecessary procedures for financial gain - how refreshing!

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He was very thorough and informative with my Sport Injury. I was in and out of the office within an hour and that included an x-ray. I would definitely recommend.

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Awesome doctor who was very thorough and professional. Will continue to see him and his staff due to their overwhelmingly great care and guidance in my injury.