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Dr. Augustus Valmond, MD

Nephrologist, Internist

Professional statement

Skilled in the intricacies of nephrology and internal medicine, Dr. Augustus Valmond received his medical degree from Howard University. Furthermore, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in nephrology at the same institute. Dr. Valmond holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also an esteemed member of many leading medical societies, including the Society of Hospital Medicine, American Medical Association, and the American Society of Nephrology. In addition to pursuing his clinical career, he has published articles and book chapters that focus on various topics in his field of specialization. Dr. Valmond serves the local population of New York, NY. He is available for examinations and consultations at MedRite Urgent Care. Patients visit him for a host of medical concerns, such as urinary tract infections, asthma, hyperactive disorders, ear infections, and kidney stones. He understands the needs of his patients and treats every person with the compassion, respect, and attention they deserve.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Nephrologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Howard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Fellowship in Nephrology

Professional memberships

  • Society of Hospital Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification NextGen Ambulatory EHR, NextGen Healthcare, 2012, 2013

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1225055676

Office locations

MedRite Urgent Care

330 West 42nd Street, Between 8th and 9th Ave on Ground Floor

New York, NY 10036

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Dr Valmond was fantastic, though the wait time was a little high.
Less than 1 month ago
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Unsure if my appointment went really well, I was just going for annual physical. It was also quite difficult to schedule later appointments.
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I cannot adequately express my frustration with this “urgent care” ( the doctor also serves as my GP, but that will no longer be the case!). For the second time in a row, when I arrived for my appointment before 10am, the doctor was not even in the building. When he strolled in half an hour later, there were still 4 patients to see before me. Let me reiterate that this is the SECOND time he has not even been in the building when I showed up for an appointment. And also that for TWO AND A HALF HOURS there was an urgent care with no doctor. Also, I had to ASK if he was there yet because no one bothered to tell me I’d be waiting a long time. All I want from this place is my medical records and then never to go back. If Zocdoc can help me obtain a copy of my chart I would be very grateful because they didn’t seem to understand that I’m allowed to have them.
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he is great. his staff is not so great.
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Very professional, always a very short wait too.
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He's very professional He educated me and my condition and addressed all my concerns.
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Great doctor! Made me feel comfortable, he answered all my questions. I will definitely recommend him! The wait wasn't bad at all, maybe 10 minutes.
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He's thoughtful, patient, and has an excellent bedside manner. Highly recommend.
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Dr Valmond is a great listener, asks insightful questions, and I never feel rushed. He shows compassion and genuine care for me as a patient. I've been seeing him ever since I moved to NYC and am very happy with him as my primary doctor.
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I like Zocdoc for the convenience but this office cannot function with zocdoc appointments. I showed up and they said I wasn't in the system. A girl came in behind me who had also booked with zocdoc and they told herthe same thing. The receptionists were incredibly rude and made it clear that booking with zocdoc did NOT get you on their schedule. There are at least three people in the waiting room w appointments at the same time as me.
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The. Worst. Unless you like sitting in the waiting room for 45 minutes past your appointment time while the doctor gets a sales pitch from a cell phone rep.
More than 1 year ago
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The waits in the office were 30mins+ despite booking appointments, the visit felt rushed, i was put through a large amount of seemingly unnecessary but pricey tests (without prior discussion) and my problems ultimately persisted even after the treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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Disregarding the arrogant bedside manner and his slavish devotion to medical terminology to the point of obscurity, my main complaint is that Dr. Valmond never responded to my other doctors request for information and consultation, despite several attempts.
More than 1 year ago
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Incredible guy! Took his time with me and was very informative, down to earth, and super professional. Thanks Dr Valmond!!
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I am very happy with Dr. Valmond. He is very courteous, attentive, and generous with his time. I highly recommend Dr. Valmond!
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A nurse interrupted our visit on more than one occasion.
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He was excellent! I came in with an issue that I was very concerned about. He explained to me and assured me that he thought it was not serious. He took a blood sample and I received call the next daywith results that were explained to me as expected. They had also scheduled an appoint for an ultra sound to follow up. I did the procedure and waiting for a call which I am sure will come as soon as the results come in. Dr. has an amazing bedside manner and I would recommend hime to anyone!
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Maybe bad timing the second time I went there. The wait was about 45 min long. I was sent to another place to get x-rays two doors down and it seemed like a total disconnect. I waited there for another 20min. When everything was done I went back to his office. The rude receptionists who is always talking down to you, told me he would call me with results. It's been a full week and the doc has yet to call me back. My injury is still in pain:( I called back yesterday to check up and once again the rude receptionists made me wait 30 min on hold to tell me she will have the doc call me back. I'm still without a clue of what to do.. Big waste of my time and money this go round.
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Dr Valmond was extremely professional, courteous and reassuring. He provided sound counsel and advice and immediately put me at ease. Highly recommend him!
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Great doctor, very on point. Wait time was normal, around 25-30 minutes. I went there at 5pm on a Friday. Will be coming back.
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Dr Valmond is a very knowledgeable and kind doctor. He definitely takes his time to hear my needs and try to understand root causes. He is very patient with his explanations, as well.
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Doctor was very professional and cared a lot about my well being
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Great Doctor!
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The doctor is professional,really nice and helpful, I would recommend him! But the waiting time is SUPER LONG! If you don't have time than consider somewhere else.
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I'm from out of town and made my appointment the night before. Dr. Valmond was great - answered all of my questions and spent more time with me than I expected. The wait time was nothing out of the ordinary andhis assistants were also very kind. No issues with my insurance either.
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The nurse was personable and took time to understand my concerns. Dr. Valmond was straightforward and responsive.
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Dr Valmond was courteous, on time, and helpful during my appointment. Highly recommended primary care physician. 5/5 stars.
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Very smart, very patient.
More than 1 year ago
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Very unprofessional staff, and the waiting time is ridiculously long. Staff keeps telling you it is only a few minutes, very deceptive tactic when you have to wait for over an hour before you see a Doctor. Never again. If theyare understaffed then hire more doctors for that location .
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Great doctor. Professional and courteous. I had to wait longer than expected, but it was worth the wait.
More than 1 year ago
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I was not impressed by Dr Valmond. I had two appts with Dr Valmond. In the first he was fairly dismissive of my concerns but ran some kidney tests on a long-standing issue. I had to come back for a followup to discuss my test results - someone on the phone told me they were abnormal and that I had to come in. I was naturally anxious that whole week anticipating the results. When I arrived I was his first patient of the day, and yet he was over 1 hour late for my appointment. He didn't apologize, and worse, assumed I was someone else and when he was wrong, started guessing at who I was e.g. "you're the one who was in the peace corp", "you're the one who...". When I told him he was making me very late for work and could we please discuss my results, he admitted he had not looked over the results and had to go find them. He then said they were not abnormal, so I was rather upset he had made me come in for almost 2 hours and worry all week over very little. His bedside manner was somewhat patronizing. I found a different nephrologist, and do not plan to return to Dr Valmond.
More than 1 year ago
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Very organized and professional office and staff; front desk, med assistant and MD. Dr. Valmond was very pleasant, understanding and helpful. Asked many questions and did a thorough evaluation
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He's fantastic. Best MD in the city
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Excellent. .i was relieved and very happy that I met such a wonderful,good manner ,and friendly and real professional ,highly qualified doctor.. I will stik to him and tell my friends and the whole world of this supetb Doctor called Augustus. Valmond. God bless you.
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Simply phenomenal. My wait was 5 minutes and I was taken care of like I have been going there for years even though this was my first time! The nurse was super friendly and professional. She made me smile and feelcomfortable when I told her I haven't had a physical in over ten years. The doctor was even more amazing! He asked all about my history and really got to know about me. He took his time and got to some key issues in my health. I can't say enough about how great my experience was.
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He was very nice and conversational.
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Very attentive, spent lots of time and really seemed to care. Was a new patient visit and will likely be my PCP from here on out.
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Dr Valmond was incredibly professional as well as pleasant. I enjoyed my visit, particularly the numerous conversational digressions from official questions.
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Very good experience. Professional office. Responsive. Helpful
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it was fine nothing to write home about, short and sweet. If you are looking for that in your doctor I would recommend him.
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I was meeting with Dr. Valmond for the first time for a general consultation. I was a bit irked at a wait time over an hour, but the actual appointment was fantastic, he was concise, considerate, and well spoken. I'm happyand will return if I have any other medical ailments.
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Dr . AUGUSTUS VALMOND is a great Doctor. ..he's one of a kind. He takes your health serious and he just don't write you off and move on to his next patient.
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Good guy. Seemed like the visit was a little rushed but overall good experience
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Dr. Valmond might be the best doctor in NY. Very relatable, professional, and efficient with his time. I plan on going back for any appointments I may need on my future. Also his nurses are just as well equipped and professionalas well. Easily the best time I've had at the doctor's office in years
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Super awesome doctor
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I had this doctor before and he's very good. My only complaint is that I filled out the medical history paperwork on line and the office never got it so my husband had to fill it out again at his apointment
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Terrible experience. I will never go back, between the wait, disorganization, and lack of knowledge I would not recommend this office to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor ; after this visit this will be my primilary care physician . Thanks for all your help . See you in a month - MJ
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Excellent doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor was very clear and precise
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