Dr. Arlene Perkins, MD

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535 Clinton Avenue, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY, 11238

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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.

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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 see someone 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 made me 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.

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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!

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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 Medical are 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 get my 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.

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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 out until 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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My visits go well as usual. She get straight to the point and always explain things to make me understand.

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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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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.

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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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Staff and Doctor both friendly and professional. No complaints.

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Dr. Perkins took the time to get to know me and find out the reasons I was there. She reviewed my medical history and gave a referral to see another doctor.

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Overall a good visit, Dr. Perkins was friendly and flexible. However, I did disclose a history of eating disorder on my intake paperwork and the nurses still told me my current weight, which I would rather not have known as it triggered a return to unhealthy eating habits.

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Dr. Perkins was very attentive and inforamtive. She didn't make me feel insecure for asking questions about what I didn't understand. I felt very comfortable and comforted and welcomed at this facility from the moment I walked in the door. thank you!

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Dr. Arlene was thorough and thoughtful during my new-patient visit. I immediately felt comfortable with her. The office was modern, clean and a highly professional environment. My search for a PCP in Brooklyn is over.

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She's very kind and knowledgeable, and I felt comfortable with her right away.

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Very personable and professional. I felt that it was easy to be clear and forthcoming with her regarding my background and current issues.

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I felt comfortable in the office, because there were lots of people who seemed like me, and the office staff was very composed and prompt and helpful. I felt like the MA didn't super inspire my confidence because she had issues with the computer and asked me if I was transsexual (I'm cisgender female). I was trying to kindly correct her confusing language and prompt her to better read the online form but then she corrected herself and said, "So you were born female?" which I found kind of upsetting overall, but am also like, hey I'll meet you where you're at, I just sincerely hope that she doesn't do that to the next person. At first I was a little confused because there was some kind of room mix-up that resulted in me waiting about 5 minutes after she said hi to me, lol. Dr. Perkins was attentive and perhaps a little flustered at first due to aforementioned mixup -- she seemed to have a lot of thoughts in her head for a second. But after that initial confusion, she was didactic and thoughtful in her approach to explaining the different methods we could use to address my litany of health issues given a recent move to the city. I felt comfortable and better because she took all of my issues seriously and didn't let me forget what I was talking about - as I am wont to do. I don't know how to explain it, but we vibed really well, even though I was initially like "wait, a doctor is listening to me?" My parents are doctors so I bring my own baggage with me wherever I go. She didn't exude confidence, perhaps that was what I was initially picking up on, but made up for it in actual skill, which I much prefer. I will definitely go back to her; I felt like we connected, and even if we hadn't, she was smart and capable.

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She is awesome. So kind and she never ever dismisses my concern even when I'm there for new issues, she always asks about the previous ones She always makes sure she isn't doing anything unnecessary that would not be covered by my insurance but she is still proactive. If she ever leaves I'm going to have an issue. The entire staff is nice and patient with me and even my very curious and talkative 4-year old daughter. The biggest plus is that they see at your appt time now 20 mins after.

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Very helpful, non-judgemental, thorough

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my appointment was great! Dr. Perkins was very nice, very direct and took her time. I will deffinitly be seeing her again.

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Dr Perkins has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever been to--I'm so used to doctors either being condescending or overly casual that I was incredibly relieved to be a patient for someone who seemed simply knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. She takes everything I bring up seriously and is patient and helpful in talking through concerns in addition to scheduling any necessary lab work or follow ups. Also the other staff at the clinic are always friendly, which makes things easier.

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I really enjoyed my experience, from the office staff, to the nurse, to Doctor Perkins - it was overall a very enjoyable visit.

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