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Dr. Arlene Perkins, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Brooklyn, NY

About Dr. Arlene Perkins

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

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

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

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1699873216

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
Trying to find a new PCP in Brooklyn so this was my first visit. Dr. Perkins and the PA, along withthe rest of the staff, were all very kind and welcoming. Asked me a lot of questions which showed they were invested in understanding my health and developing a relationship. Very satisfied and I will continue to go back.
Trying to find a new PCP in Brooklyn so this was my first visit. Dr. Perkins and the PA, along with the rest of the staff, were all very kind andwelcoming. Asked me a lot of questions which showed they were invested in understanding my health and developing a relationship. Very satisfied and I will continue to go back.
Olivia B. · September 4, 2019
I was disappointed for multiple reasons after my March 2018. For one, I waited for over 30 minutes in the waitingroom, was then brought to the back, and proceeded to wait more before even seeing Dr. Perkins. They were so backed up that another woman in the waiting room had to leave because they could not promise that she could make a meeting she had in 2 hours. Dr. Perkins seems disinterested about getting to know me or answering my questions. She spend through the questionnaire and vocalized her distaste for Weill Cornell. When she asked if I wanted certain tests and I said no, she turned a bit judgmental. She noted that my BMI was high and then showed me the diagram of a healthy diet. I started to inquire about the BMI because I am an avid runner, she simply said that she has to give the same run down to everyone. Because I know that BMI isn't the best indicator of health and weight, I expected her to explain something about that like any doctor with bedside manner would. I came in to ask a specific question regarding an issue. I asked and she said she had no idea and then proceeded to read to me what google said, which I did for myself at home. The least she could have done was inquired from a colleague. I was hoping for good care after reading the reviews but I do not plan on returning and I would not recommend. I would rather a doctor who cared to explain things and rush the process.
I was disappointed for multiple reasons after my March 2018. For one, I waited for over 30 minutes in the waiting room, was then brought to the back, and proceeded towait more before even seeing Dr. Perkins. They were so backed up that another woman in the waiting room had to leave because they could not promise that she could make a meeting she had in 2 hours. Dr. Perkins seems disinterested about getting to know me or answering my questions. She spend through the questionnaire and vocalized her distaste for Weill Cornell. When she asked if I wanted certain tests and I said no, she turned a bit judgmental. She noted that my BMI was high and then showed me the diagram of a healthy diet. I started to inquire about the BMI because I am an avid runner, she simply said that she has to give the same run down to everyone. Because I know that BMI isn't the best indicator of health and weight, I expected her to explain something about that like any doctor with bedside manner would. I came in to ask a specific question regarding an issue. I asked and she said she had no idea and then proceeded to read to me what google said, which I did for myself at home. The least she could have done was inquired from a colleague. I was hoping for good care after reading the reviews but I do not plan on returning and I would not recommend. I would rather a doctor who cared to explain things and rush the process.
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Dr. Arlene Perkins's office location

Sunrise Medical

535 Clinton Ave, Basement Suite

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Trying to find a new PCP in Brooklyn so this was my first visit. Dr. Perkins and the PA, along with the rest of the staff, were all very kind and welcoming. Asked me a lot of questions which showed they were invested in understanding my health and developing a relationship. Very satisfied and I will continue to go back.

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Dr. Perkins was kind and thorough and the staff was great!

Less than 1 month ago
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She was soo sweet... I like her

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Dr Perkins is a wonderful, very professional doctor.

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It was great. She is one of the best Doctor’s I’ve seen.

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Great Doc!

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I was disappointed for multiple reasons after my March 2018. For one, I waited for over 30 minutes in the waiting room, was then brought to the back, and proceeded to wait more before even seeing Dr. Perkins. They were so backed up that another woman in the waiting room had to leave because they could not promise that she could make a meeting she had in 2 hours. Dr. Perkins seems disinterested about getting to know me or answering my questions. She spend through the questionnaire and vocalized her distaste for Weill Cornell. When she asked if I wanted certain tests and I said no, she turned a bit judgmental. She noted that my BMI was high and then showed me the diagram of a healthy diet. I started to inquire about the BMI because I am an avid runner, she simply said that she has to give the same run down to everyone. Because I know that BMI isn't the best indicator of health and weight, I expected her to explain something about that like any doctor with bedside manner would. I came in to ask a specific question regarding an issue. I asked and she said she had no idea and then proceeded to read to me what google said, which I did for myself at home. The least she could have done was inquired from a colleague. I was hoping for good care after reading the reviews but I do not plan on returning and I would not recommend. I would rather a doctor who cared to explain things and rush the process.

Less than 6 months ago
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I liked the office, the staff was friendly and Dr. Perkins seemed like an understanding dr. There wasn't any talking down moments.

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Dr Perkins is a godsend!

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I've seen Dr. Perkins a number of times over the last few years. She is always kind, pleasant and professional. The office staff is also wonderful. The wait for this visit was unfortunately longer than what I would have liked (45min) but it seemed like a very busy day in the office and I didn't mind because I knew the service I was getting was excellent.

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This doctor is lazy and not well informed.

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Really understanding, straightforward, and knowledgeable

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It was great as usual

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She was very detailed about my concerns.

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She was very cold and removed- asked me general questions and nothing else about me. Was very judgemental when she said she had concerns about my health but offered no solutions. Only thing was to come back in 6 months “ if my insurance allowed it.”

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Great and personable doctor!

Less than 1 year ago
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My first consultation with Dr. Perkins went very well. She was thorough, professional and personable. The staff is professional as well.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Perkins is very nice and listens to concerns.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Perkins is attentive and very thorough. The wait time is very short and I never feel rushed during my appointments. I love that she explains everything and answers all my questions. I can reach her via the Weill Cornell site and she responds very quickly. I have made her my primary care doctor and recommended her to my friends.

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I went to see Dr. Perkins for my annual physical on 1/23/2019 for the second time. She is an amazing doctor, she always follows up and I’m glad I found her when I was 20.

Less than 1 year ago
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I love it and will be coming back

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Very professional and polite!!!

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Very nice doctor thanks

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I was a few minutes late for my appointment with Dr. Perkins and filling my last form when she called into the examine room. The doctor is very professional and easy to talk to.

Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional, thorough with the examination, and addressed my concerns. Overall, a great provider.

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She was very attentive and approachable. The office is clean and the staff all pleasant. I’m happy I found my permanent PMD. Great experience overall!

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Clean facility with state of the art equipment. Lovely doctor and assistants and technicians. Quick, easy, and comfortable!

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Waiting time was a bit long, but I think that had to do more with other people walking in without a scheduled appointment, clogging up the logs and causing confusion. Heads up for this office in particular but any office, reallY) - MAKE AN APPOINTMENT! It’s just plain rude for everyone who’s there to be seen, and for the professionals who are treating you! Dr. Perkins is WONDERFUL! Incredible bedside manner, immediately addressed my specific medical concern while also doing overall check ups. She also went out of her way to give me recommendations for other things I will most likely need in the future; i.e. a therapist, a psychiatrist, an allergist, etc... Within a day, I have my new prescription and I’m ready to go! Despite the wait time, I would highly recommend this office!

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She’s very easy to talk to and thorough. I liked her she answered all of my questions. My next appointment will be made with her as well.

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Great doctor !

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She was very sweet and knowledgeable.

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Dr. Perkins is incredibly thoughtful, thorough, patient, calm, and caring. She’s incredibly helpful and kind and I can’t recommend her enough.

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Very thorough. Went over my history and family history thoroughly. All blood work and lab work completed. Staff was pleasant and friendly! Glad I was able to find a primary on my first try!

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Easy to talk with, she listens to what I was saying and seem to want to help. she also made suggestions.

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I liked the kind environment. The staff was very professional and explained thing thoroughly. I did not have a long wait and didn't have to fill out a million questions. My issues were handle promptly and to the best of her ability.

Less than 1 year ago
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Always a pleasure. She covers all the bases and and answers any questions you may have.

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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. I already 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 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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Dr. Perkins was very thorough and attentive. She addressed all my concerns. Very happy with my new

More than 1 year ago
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