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Dr. Arlene Perkins, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Arlene Perkins is a dedicated and detail-oriented internist and primary care doctor caring for the Brooklyn, NY community. Dr. Perkins attended the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, where she received her medical degree. Dr. Perkins is a part of Sunrise Medical and is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Patients trust Dr. Perkins's expertise because she consistently provides high quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes. She is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts her consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1699873216

Office locations

Sunrise Medical Group

Weill Cornell Medicine

535 Clinton Avenue, Lower Level

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Polite and respectful doctor. Made me feel very comfortable to speak to her about the issues I am going through. Definitely recommend!
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Dr. Perkins is exceptional. Her bedside manner and professionalism definitely eased my nerves. As someone who is just starting to be more mindful about their overall wellbeing, I’m happy I found this doc.
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No matter what I'm seeing Dr. Perkins for, she is always so kind and helpful. I can usually be seen fairly quickly, and if not, she's quick to recommend someone else at the location I can see.
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First, the office was great. The administrative and assisting staff was professional and pleasant. The facility is clean which is always reassuring when in a physician's space. Dr. Perkins was professional and thorough which I appreciate.She addressed all of my concerns as well as answering questions regarding my health. I liked the environment and the service and will return.
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She has a pleasant disposition and listened to my concerns. It felt like a conversation with someone I trust. I will definitely come back.
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Dr. Perkins is caring and professional. She doesn’t make the appointment feel rushed. She is through and really gets to know her patients. I highly recommend her!
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Very kind, and professional. Despite her youth, she’s well versed in “old school” techniques (a surprise- coming from a medical background myself), modern medicine, AND more natural alternatives too. Heard me out, gave excellent suggestions.Very trustworthy. Support staff is awesome, they also drew blood right in the office. Truly a great medical experience.
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Dr. Perkins was very friendly and more helpful than any doctor I've visited before! Would definitely recommend
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Amazing Doctor, wish there were more doctors just like her.
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Won’t ever go back again. Went for convenience and that was a mistake. No thank you.
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I waited a while to see her, but she and the nurse gave me their full attention, and were very thorough. It was a a first-time well visit, and she genuinely sought to understand the full picture of my health. Ialready trust her, and will be back for years to come.
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She listens and offers good advice, but is often busy running back and forth between clients..
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Dr. Perkins was very thorough and attentive. She addressed all my concerns. Very happy with my new
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Perkins was attentive, asked lots of clarifying questions to ensure she was offering the best treatment options, and explained things very well. Will definitely be returning in the future.
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This appointment was cancelled by the office. But Dr. Perkins is great!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Perkins is an excellent doctor with great bed side manners. She is compassionate and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Perkins was extremely kind and a great listener. This was my first visit and I had a lot of concerns and because I had focused on being a caretaker to someone else and not me, she talked with me tohelp me get back on track with my health. I truly appreciate a doctor was really listens to a patient and that is what I got with Dr. Perkins. If you are looking for a great doctor that will take their time and listen you will find it in Dr. Perkins
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I appreciated how thorough Dr. Perkins was in regards to my physical today, and she was wonderful in explaining how she was treating me and why. I highly recommend her as a primary-care physician.
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She was great. Very empathetic and friendly but professional. I never got the feeling that she was rushing to get me out of the door and seemed very knowledgable across many fields. She had great advice too. A would refer her to any of my friends.
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Very thorough and attentive, with a very pleasant manner. The staff are also very friendly.
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Dr. Perkins was wonderful. She’s one of the best primary care physicians I’ve ever had. She was very kind, observant, and professional during my appointment. Thorough and efficient, yet patient and great at listening. She also has a very pleasantdisposition that put me at ease and lowered my anxiety. I’ll absolutely be returning to Dr. Perkins’ clinic for future appointments.
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Everyone I interacted with was helpful & friendly. Dr. Perkins was the same and I did feel like she took the time to answer the additional questions I had. I would go back!
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Dr. Perkins was a pleasure to be around. She was very welcoming, patient, and informative. I left feeling well-prepared with action steps to take my health to the next level.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Perkins was very kind and knowledgeable. She was calm and made me feel comfortable during the exam. However, I spent nearly 2 hours in the office though due to extensive wait to be seen and then they had her seesomeone before me on accident. The conditions of the space were very clean and comfortable and the additional staff were professional as well. Overall, I would recommend this office but be wary of long wait times!!
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My visit with Arlene was ok. I went for my annual physical and communicated some concerns. As I expressed my concerns and what I think the causes were, she started to antagonize and came off passive aggressive towards me which mademe feel uncomfortable and not comforting at all. I definitely agreed with her on the next steps, but it definitely came off judgemental. After the appointment was done, when she said have a good day, her back was turned towards me, and she just left. Doctors like her are why people are not so forthcoming with their health history.
Less than 1 year ago
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I always feel comfortable with the all of the staff at Cornell Weill. Everyone is polite and respectful and professional! I get all of my questions answered by Dr. Perkins and she is also so welcoming, pleasant and knowledgeable. Thanks for another great visit!
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She was so thoughtful and informative, and took everything I had to say into account and really listened to me and my concerns. She really embodied everything I look for in a doctor. I'm so so glad I found her and will definitely be going back!
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Great experience ! Dr Perkins was caring and thorough. Im so relieved I found her ! Highly reccomend.
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Dr. Perkins is very patient and attentive, would definitely recommend
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Good Visit, Clear and Concise we working on GOALS for 2018! Better Health and Wellness
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Since this was my first visit I was very impressed with the services that I received. The staff were very helpful and very pleasant. I have an appointment for next month
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She was probably the sweetest doctor I’ve ever met and very humble, hard working, and thorough and conscientious. Maybe they are over booking her schedule and not giving her enough time to spend with everyone because she was fast but the schedule was behind. Thank you!
Less than 1 year ago
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Love the doctors staff and the office
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She's great - made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.
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The receptionist was well mannered, the nurse who took my blood pressure an drew my blood is an angel. Doctor Perkins is well rounded and in-depth. I am very glad that I chose her , the staff at Weill Cornell Medicalare very professional even when checking out the check out receptionist is well mannered and polite.
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My only complaint is that we forgot to talk about one of my reasons for visiting, but it was our first meeting so we had a lot to go over.
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Staff was very helpful and helped calm my nerves (I'm not great with needles). Dr Perkins was funny and personable and talked me through things.
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Great staff, nice venue and a wonderful doctor who is very concise and focused. Great experience so far - this was my first appointment.
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She takes her time and is very thorough. She’s not pushy at all. She ask questions and don’t pressure you to do anything but she gives advice.
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Very professional very comfortable to talk with.
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Dr. Perkins has a great bedside manner and is very kind. However, I had a terrible experience with her office and additional staff. The first time I got a test done, it took three calls to her office to finally getmy results. The second time I got tests done it took SIX calls, two online messages, and three weeks before anyone contacted me about my tests. Every single time I called they gave me a different answer ranging from "the doctor isn't in" to "the tests aren't done" to, my favorite, "we already shared them." I was sick, in pain, and incredibly stressed out. Finally I went to another doctor where I got my results in 24 hours and they were able to put me on a treatment plan. The whole ordeal was miserable and I'm never going back. I would not wish it on anyone.
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Very attentive. Complete
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She was thorough and listened and took action on the things I was concerned about. Fantastic doctor!!
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Dr. Perkins is very pleasant and thorough.
Less than 1 year ago
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I got to the office about 15 minutes early and there were a fair number of people in the waiting room. It may have just been busy but I didn’t get much of a greeting or any forms to fill outuntil maybe 30 minutes or longer of waiting. All interactions with the staff after the forms were totally fine, and Dr. Perkins was a very sweet person. Informative and understanding, and I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all during the exam or question segment.
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Dr. Perkins is very professional, yet warm personable. She was very thorough and took time to address all my questions and concerns.
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My visits go well as usual. She get straight to the point and always explain things to make me understand.
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Wonderful doctor - very attentive and caring. I recommend all my friends to Dr Perkins!
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She didn't talk down to me which was nice.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very thorough! She will let you know if she doesn't agree with you, but she won't rid you of your concern either.... She is pretty good!
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