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Dr. Aran Degenhardt, MD, CAc

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor, Travel Medicine Specialist, Acupuncturist

Professional statement

Dr. Degenhardt is board certified in family medicine with further certification in medical acupuncture. His training and experience complements traditional medicine with tested and effective alternative means for an “out-of-the-box” thinking, encompassing diverse approaches to best understand the nature of illnesses and establish optimally effective treatment plans. His international experience includes tropical medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Chinese medicine in Guangxi, China; and family medicine/natural healing at the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico. He has also worked extensively with diverse cultural communities of New York City, including the Japanese and Chinese communities (Dr. Degenhardt is fluent in both Japanese and Mandarin) and the under-served Manhattan’s Lower East-side and Chinatown population.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Travel Medicine Specialist
  • Acupuncturist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Medical School - Tulane University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Medical Acupuncture, New York State certification

Awards and publications

  • NYU School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1649260001

Office locations

Sports Medicine at Chelsea

22 West 21st Street, Suite 400

New York, NY 10010

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He’s great! Really cares about the reason for your appointment and makes sure to explain everything throughly. Highly recommend him.
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Very professional and trustworthy. Dr. Degenhardt will actually listen to you and make sure that you actually understand everything that is going on. I originally visited for Travel Vaccines but have since made Dr. Degenhardt my Primary Doctor and have nothing but great things to say!
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I appreciate the attention to the details that I provided. I look forward to establishing a relationship with Dr. Degenhardt as my new primary.
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Dr. Degenhardt is incredibly knowledgeable and caring. One can easily see that he has a genuine interest in his patients.
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I went in for an annual visit, and asked a question about knee pain. It took probably two minutes to say: “go have some sessions with the physio”. They charged me an additional consultation fee for this question. Ethically questionable. Thepractice refused to reverse these charges. Be weary of visiting Chelsea Sports Medicine.
Less than 1 year ago
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The visit went well - only thing I didn’t like was I spent more time with the Physician Assistant then the actual DR. Would have preferred time with the dr w/o physician assistant.
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My first appointment was great. Highly recommend!
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Had a little bit of a wait, for which Dr. Degenhardt apologized profusely. Other than that the appointment was quick and thorough. He really takes the time to listen and get a good overall assessment of your health. I would highly recommend him as a GP.
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Dr. Aran Degenhardt was one of the nicest doctors I've ever met. My fiance and I went to get travel shots before our honeymoon and he explained all the different vaccination options there were and which he recommended based on thecountry we'll be going to. And he explained this all in very easy to understand terminology! My fiance didn't feel well after the shots and Dr. Degenhardt was so sweet and caring and let us take over a room for a few extra minutes so my fiance could lay down. Would definitely recommend going to him!
Less than 1 year ago
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I was visited by Sari Schulman, very professional.
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Dr. Degenhardt was fantastic and took plenty of time to help diagnose and treat my injury.
Less than 1 year ago
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Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Degenhardt. I run a lot and am very injury prone - suffering from chronic pain in my feet. He was SO thorough. He took so much time to help me understand what my injuryactually was, and how we could treat it.Seriously seriously recommend him as a sports doc!
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As most of my appointments I have been seen by Katherine who is absolutely amazing at her job. Always makes me feel comfortable and has an answer to every question. The appointment before i was seen by Dr. Degenhardt who wasalso very professional and nice. I would definelty recommend both of them to anyone. They both helped me to fix an issue I have had since years.
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Thorough, easy to talk to, and gave me information about my health concerns that no other doctor has thought to mention. I am very happy to have Dr.Degenhardt as my primary care physician!
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Careful analysis and speedy follow up!
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Dr. Degenhardt is fantastic. He's truly one in a million. Genuinely listens and fully explains without making me feeling rushed.
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Dr. Degenhardt is great.
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Dr. Degenhardt is great! I don't know a better way to say it. He's quick. Effective. Knows a ton about traveling and what you need to know before you go abroad.
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very informative and thoroughly
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He’s the best ! Great personality. Take the time to fully explain everything to you. Cares about both your mental and physical well being. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I cannot say enough good things about him.
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Dr. Degenhardt gave considerable time and effort to perform my annual physical. It was truly a holistic review of my medical condition.
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I had lots to talk about, and was impressed by how patient Dr A was with me and felt like I was in good hands.
Less than 1 year ago
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Thank you so much. Dr. Degenhardt really knows his stuff and I feel like I got everything I’ll need and more for my upcoming trip to Southeast Asia.
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Dr. D is the man.
Less than 1 year ago
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This is my favorite doctor in NYC. He’s incredibly thoughtful and takes his time to look deeper into your health issues. I highly recommend him
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Honestly, the best doctor I have ever visited. He saw me immediately with no wait time and was very patient and listened to all my concerns. He was extremely knowledgeable on hormone issues and also sports related injuries. He gave amazingholistic/lifestyle recommendations instead of just writing a prescription and sending me on my way like most doctors I have experienced. I would highly recommend choosing Dr. Degenhardt!
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Very helpful, listened patiently while I explained my symptoms and reassured me about the next steps, both immediate and long term. Didn't feel rushed at all, which is sometimes the case with doctors.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough doctor. Very knowledgeable
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Aran is very nice and approachable doctor. He has a lot of great recommendations if you're traveling. His office staff was also very nice and helpful.
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Dr. Deganhardt was thorough in reviewing my current and previous medical records. He made recommendations and took the time to explain each to me until I understood all of them. His speed of thought made the visit short while also coveringall my current medical needs. This was for a general physical (results of various tests and some further testing needed). Very professional and likable demeanor, too!
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This was my first experience with alternative medicine and it was nothing short of a miracle. In a matter of seconds I felt instant relief. The initial procedure was brief, but I'll be back for a more thorough treatment. I likedDr. D's explanations of what is likely causing the pain.
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He's awesome! Left feeling informed and not rushed! I saw him specifically for Pre travel check and glad I did.
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Best experience I ever had. Awesome doctor!!!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Degenhardt was very professional and informative. I had an early morning appointment and only waited about 15 minutes to be seen. I was so impressed by the great service and his excellent bedside manner that I recommended a friend. Great office. I will definitely visit again.
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Dr. Degenhardt has been my primary doctor for 5yrs. He believes in wellness over medication. I have severe allergies and he has helped me tremendously every time I got sick.
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Dr. Degenhardt was great. I came for travel shots down I will be traveling to India for 6 weeks. He explained everything carefully especially adverse side effects. When I did get a fever from the Typhoid vaccine, I called and hecalled me back and answered my questions/concerns. He also prepared me a list of all over the counter medicine I should bring which is beyond what I expected. Probably switching him to my primary next time I need a physical as well! Oh and my insurance wouldn't cover the travel shots and they called me before my appointment to make sure I was aware. Great reception staff.
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Dr. Degenhardt was really great. He was on time, my appointment was quick and thorough, and I was able to get everything I needed very quickly. [Travel shots for Peru]
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I enjoy seeing Dr. Degenhardt and what I love most about him is his holistic approach. I greatly appreciate his Eastern perspective and training.
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Best doctor ever!
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Awesome
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He's a fantastic doctor. I've been seeing him (and his colleagues) for years and have never had a bad experience. Dr. Degenhardt is thoughtful and compassionate in his care. His office is timely & totally professional. Appointments aren'ttoo hard to book, and they take care of any insurance issues relatively quickly.
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I have seen Dr. Degenhardt for a few years now. I highly recommend him to anyone that asks for a recommendation to a sports doctor or primary care doctor. He is very personable and knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Degenhardt is great. Very professional, friendly & genuinely concerned with my wellbeing.
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I felt very comfortable discussing my healthcare with Dr. Aran Degenhardt. He explained everything well and was patient with me and answered all my questions! I left his office feeling confident and that I am receiving the best care. Highly recommended!!
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Very thorough! The best doctor in the world
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Dr Degenhardt is honestly the best sports medicine doctor in NYC. He is incredibly intelligent and experienced with complex diagnosis and provides out of the box solutions to truly leads to healthy recovery. I would give him 10 stars if I could!
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Dr. Degenhardt took the time to walk through my blood work in very detailed manner, and answered any questions I had. He also made suggestions on my diet change based on my food log, finding ways to accommodate my cuisine preference.I like the fact that he prefers my own attempt at diet change first before jumping to changing my medication.
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I love Dr Aran Degenhardt. He has been my doctor for many years now. He is very practical-minded and holistic - meaning he looks at all the information to come to a smart conclusion that includes healthy, green-life answers if appropriate to the condition.
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Friendly staff, quick timing, Doc. Dagenhart was personable and easy to communicate with. Good bedside manner. Very little wait time.
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Dr. Degenhardt is one of the best primary care physicians I've ever had. I so much appreciate his focus on preventative healthcare, and the fact that he is trained as both a Western doctor, and in Eastern medicine (acupuncture, for example)as well. He brings the best of both approaches to his practice and I am healthier as a result.
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