Dr. Aran Degenhardt, MD, CAc

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22 West 21st Street, Suite 400, New York, NY, 10010

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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.

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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 he called 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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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't too hard to book, and they take care of any insurance issues relatively quickly.

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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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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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Always excellent. Consumate professionals, respectful but also warm.

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Very thorough! The best doctor in the world

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Dr. Degenhardt is great. Very professional, friendly & genuinely concerned with my wellbeing.

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Very nice, thorough. Personable.

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Was wonderful.

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Front desk could be more welcoming...otherwise: Dr Degenhardt is wonderful! He takes the time to understand your concerns and really asks the right questions to get to the bottom of things. I really appreciate his natural approach to medicine as well - instead of putting me on more medication, he's helped me get off a few prescriptions instead. He's excellent!

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Dr. Degenhardt was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. Even though I only went in for a travel vaccine, he took more time to learn my medical history than either my primary care physician or my gynecologist ever have. Frankly, he was also more helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Great Dr.!

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He is great! He uses traditional and alternative medicine, which I love. He doesn't rush to give prescriptions, but also suggests alternative solutions, like acupuncture, herbs, etc.

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I went in looking for a new physician, saw some good reviews on this ZocDocs for Dr. Aran. I was excited that there's a sports medicine and holistic element to the office. However I really had an unwelcoming experience..... the front desk was typical NY, preoccupied and was as un-warming as the waiting area. The Dr was more then 30 mins late (already at 11:30am). I needed a physical, haven't seen a dr in over a year. Found it amusing that he asked me what my height and weight are for his notes, instead of accurately obtaining it. He inquired about my sexual orientation only to go on a really unwarranted descriptive rant about how chlamydia and gonorrhea can be everywhere. All in all, he seemed cocky and a bit full of himself. He didn't seem thorough considering I was a new patient. I would not recommend or go back.

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Always takes his time and is very thorough! My favorite Dr. I have ever had.

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I've seen Dr Degenhardt several times now and on each visit he's been very thorough, genuinely listened and then clearly explained and justified his thoughts and advice. His questions & treatment advice has always focussed on lifestyle first, and medicating last, which I have found really welcome & refreshing for the US. The front desk can be busy (it's Manhattan!) but I've found the team friendly, efficient and to have a great attitude.

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I was in and out of there so fast! Aran was so, so knowledgeable about the necessary vaccines I'd need for the trip I was taking. He made sure I was well aware of what I needed, but didn't bother with anything I didn't. I also usually panic to an incredible degree when getting shots, but he cleverly distracted me by asking me questions about my trip while injecting so I didn't focus on it at all. It was really great.

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Best doctor ever!

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He was very friendly & made you fee comfortable. Highly recommend, as he is the best doctor i have visited.

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He is very thorough. I have been looking for a doctor for a long time and I am so happy that I don't have to look any more. He is amazing.

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Dr Degenhardt was amazing, made me feel confident about his recommendations and gave me great advice despite it being the first time I've seen him. Would recommend highly!

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He is very knowledgeable.

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Dr. Degenhardt takes the time to go over all test results and discusses treatment plans; also provided any necessary referrals and is willing to answer any questions in layperson's language.

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He makes you feel extremely comfortable during examination procedures :) I'm usually shy with asking questions (due to a jaded past with some doctors) but it was quite easy there. Staff is great and wait til is usually pretty minimal :-)

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He is very personable, takes keen interest , and is quite effective.

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Super nice and welcoming. Very informative. Def recommend this Doc.

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As an athletic person who is constantly exposing myself to potential sports related injuries, having Dr. Degenhardt as my primary care is the best medical decision I've ever made. His approach to all of his treatments are highly practical while always airing on the side of conservatism. He is extremely thorough in his explanations and openly discusses his reasoning for a diagnoses, it shows a level of confidence in his knowledge that I don't often see in doctors. I highly recommend his services!

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Dr. Degenhardt was great. He was friendly, thorough, and made me very comfortable. The office staff were great too. Friendly and able to answer any questions I had. I've never really had a primary care doctor, but I think Dr. Degenhardt might change that for me!

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He was professional and understanding

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Clear, thorough, patient, listens well and provides good feedback and referrals when needed.

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Looks at full picture when evaluating health issues and asks questions that make sense to ones health concerns.

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He's the best doctor I've ever seen, which is why I seek his opinion first. He always listens to me and comes up with treatment suggestions that work for me and my lifestyle. Couldn't be happier!