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Dr. Carla Lucacel, MD

Pediatrician

Sunnyside, NY

About Dr. Carla Lucacel

Dr. Carla Lucacel specializes in pediatric medicine in Sunnyside, New York. She has 24 years experience as an MD and studied at Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie "Iuliu Hatieganu" and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Lucacel is American Board of Pediatrics Certified and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with her patients!

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Pediatrician

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Iuliu Hatieganu Facultatea de Medicina
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Residency in Pediatrics

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Romanian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1437197324

Dr. Carla Lucacel's office location

Sunnyside Pediatrics

4224 Greenpoint Ave

Sunnyside, NY 11104

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She’s amazing, there’s always a long wait, but she’s worth it, she takes her time with each patient and is very kind and informative .
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Carla and Dr. Christina have been very special to us. Always nice and open to answering all our questions. My son was very sick with an infection and they do the best for him. All the girls in the staffare so sweet and helpful. I really recommend this practice.
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Same day appointment for my sick son. No wait till
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Dr. Carla is awesome, she always answers all my questions. She has so much patience for my very busy gang of 4. Her staff is great and the office hours are amazing for working parents.
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Doctor Lucacel is great! Very kind and professional, also the girls are the front desk do an excellent job. We did wait over an hour to see her, it was our first time there, that’s probably why, but it was definitelyworth it. I’m very glad I found this doctor.
Less than 3 months ago
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I love this medical practice. The staff are very nice, the doctors are very good. Doctor Lucacel and Doctor Galus take the time to listen to your concerns and explain in full all the diagnoses. I am very pleased with everyoneand I highly recommended this medical practice. Thank you everyone!
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Highly recommend Dr. Lucacel. She’s sweet and thorough about diagnosis. She addressed all my questions and is very professional. Walked in for a sick visit for my 2 yr old and left happy knowing what to expect.
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Dr. Lucacel addressed all my concerns and was sweet to my daughter. She is the best pediatrician we have been to.
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I really loved this doctor.. she takes time to check what’s missing for my sons immunization and explains any medical concerns I may have.. everything is very professional
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Carla was great! She was comforting to our kids (2 and 4) and explained everything thoughtfully and slowly. She also answered all of our questions. The entire office staff was also great as well.
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Dr. Carla Lucacel have been my son pediatrician since age one. He’s a teen now! She have always cared and took care of my son. She knows exactly what he needs to overcome any cold or flu. She takes the timeto talk with him, and influence him to lead a more healthy lifestyle.
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Dr Lucacel is beyond wonderful ! Her staff is quite amazing too . My son , 11 years old , had to have blood work and 2 vaccines, and he confessed after the appointment that he never had a more funand pleasant appointment at the pediatrician ( it was our first at this office ) , because they treated him with dignity and respect and explained every procedure for him to understand and agree to !
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Dr. Carla and Dr. Christina have been my daughter's PCP since birth. Over these past 18 months, we have been so lucky to have such a great team working together to care for my daughter. They have been incredibly helpful andpatient. Front desk staff are always friendly and helpful. Wait times can vary based on days and times of visits but for the most part they aren't long unless its cold and flu season, which is to be expected.
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very caring, Exceptional follow up, she even call to see everything is alright. A++++++++++++++
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Did not care for Dr. Lucacel ‘s bedside manner at all. She had the audacity to give me a snotty remark that my baby will be left behind, when I refused to give my 10 week old all the vaccines atonce. I also did not receive any counseling or education on what each immunization is for. She was in and out of the room in no time, didn’t even give me chance to ask if my baby’s trush is going away. Totally unacceptable and unprofessional! Will not be seeing this doctor anymore. Dr. Gallus on the otherhand is much more thorough and respectful.
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Dr. Carla Lucacel was professional and answered all my questions during the pediatrician consultation. The wait wasn't long and the staff members were also professional. The first visit I had with my baby girl was with Dr. Christina Gallusand she was very nice and professional. She explained everything in detail and answered all our questions. My husband and I are happy with Dr. Gallus and feel that our newborn daughter is in good hands.
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We love Dr Carla Lucacel.
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Great as always @
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Last minute sick visit in and out I love her !
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Went for 3 physicals and 1 vaccination visit and was there 2 hours medical assistant kept us busy prepping us for doctor must of the time only waited about 15 mins in room for doctor. Dr. Carla is amazing my kidslove and trust her she makes them feel safe isn't that what a pediatrician should make a child feel.
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Dr Lucacel is amazing!!! She been my children pediatrician since my first born. My babies love her and trust her when she speaks to them she makes them feel safe which is what every child doctors visit should be like
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Great !
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The doctor service was the best but the people in the front desk they need more experience and this happen to me always in this office ??
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Wonderful person, great professional and friendly environment and staff! I have to drive for half an hour to get there but it is totally worth it. Hope to have more doctors like her! All the best!
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Very nice and knowledge doctor, Highly Recommended. She loves kids.
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She's the best!
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Very thorough and attentive. You don't leave her office with questions or worries, she is very clear and takes the time to explain things to you. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Love her. Have recommended her to many friends.
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Best Pediatrician my kids have.
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Thank you Dr Lucacel and the team !!!
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Love Dr. Lucacel and her staff. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a pediatrician.
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Very sweet and concerned in everything I had an issue with. Highly recommended
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Dr. Carla Lucacel is a very efficient, empathetic, and detail oriented pediatrician. She patiently explains the diagnostic, test results, and prognosis with the parent and the child. Her calm and confidence inspires in my son a therapeutic feeling of trust and as a result he heals quicker.
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The Dr. herself is competent and caring once you finally see her. It's the antiquated wait and office approach that is unacceptable. In 2016 there are plenty of progressive service providers who offer no/little wait times in modern environments.This office is a throwback to the wait all day even if your appointment was scheduled an hour prior before being shuffled into even more rooms to wait in. They just overbook and try to move through as many patients as possible. The icing on the cake is that they failed to submit our claim for months after a visit. Once they finally did, we had moved and the claim was denied because of the discrepancy. They passed this along as our fault. We paid fully out of pocket for the appointment only to ensure that we would never have to return. Ours, and our children's time is too valuable.
More than 1 year ago
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She is an amazing Doctor.
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Caring and very professional as usual
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Dr. Carla Lucacel is amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and professional and I trust her 100%. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of good pediatrician.
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Dr Lucacel is truly the best pediatrician ever
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Kind, patient, honest, straightforward, and caring. So glad we found her.
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Very courteous. Friendly
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Dr. Lucacel is one of the best pediatrician I ever met.
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She was great have another appointment in 2 wks
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Long wait time. You need to allow at least 90 minutes for an appointment. I love the doctor but even when the waiting room is completely empty the wait time between arriving and seeing the doctor is at least an hour.It could be close to 2 hours between when you arrive for your appointment and when you walk out the door. This is true for both a well child visit and when the child is sick. I think they could organize the office better so that the wait times were shorter. I had one bad experience where my son was poked several times and she never found a vein. I know this can happen but she seemed inexperienced. I know they have one nurse who is great at taking blood but they shouldn't allow anyone to do it. One bad experience with a kid can lead to fear of getting blood drawn which happened with my child.
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Great listener and professional doctor
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Dr. Lucacel is a wonderful pediatrician. She is very informative she lets me know what to expect from my newborn baby girl. She takes her time at each appointment with us. Highly recommended !
More than 1 year ago
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Best Doctor ever. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great with kids.
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My kid, my husband, and I all love Carla! She is wonderful, and is so sweet to our little girl. The wait sometimes is very long, so please make sure to schedule after naps! This office did receive another very sweetDoctor so this should help to cut down on the wait time
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The best !
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I took my daughter to see Dr. Lucacel when she was 2 days old and even now that I live one hour away from her office, we still make the trip to see her. She's knowledgable, super nice and patient withmy daughter, she answers all of the questions that we have and some more. The office is spacious and has enough room for the kids to play while they wait and the staff is always helpful and accommodating.
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She is a dream of a doctor. Knowledgeable, passionate, listens...you really feel like your valued as a parent
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