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Dr. Chitoor Govindaraj, MD

Pulmonologist, Primary Care Doctor, Internist

Professional statement

Dr. Chitoor Govindaraj is an internist and pulmonologist treating patients in Brooklyn, New York, and the surrounding communities. He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care medicine, geriatric medicine, and pulmonary disease. He is also a member of professional organizations including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Critical Care Society. Originally from Madras, India, Dr. Govindaraj attended Loyola College to begin his undergraduate education. He completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Madras Medical College, followed by an internship program at Government General Hospital. Dr. Govindaraj continued his medical education at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. Here, he received residency training and completed a fellowship program in pulmonary disease. He has also completed a fellowship program focused on clinical pulmonary disease research at the Downstate Medical Center. Patients visiting Dr. Govindaraj can receive a full range of medical services. He provides general consultations, pulmonary function testing, sleep studies, and screenings for lung cancer. Treatment is also available for issues including bronchitis, allergic cough, sinus problems, pneumonia, and emphysema. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Govindaraj gets involved in his community through organizations including the Red Cross and the Anti-Bias Task Force. Allergy Testing done here on premises

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Pulmonologist
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Madras Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Kings County Hospital Center (Thoracic Surgery)
  • New York Methodist Hospital, Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease
  • Deaconess Hospital (Internship)
  • New York Methodist Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1265560072

Office locations

Chitoor Govindaraj, MD

155 Bay St

Staten Island, NY 10301

Chitoor Govindaraj, MD

9920 4th Ave, 303

Brooklyn, NY 11209

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Very nice, thorough & professional. The staff was also very polite & professional.
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I loved his sense of humor and general interactions.
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He was rude, give me a list to see other doctor I didn't ask for ,front desk to the assistance not friendly.
Less than 1 year ago
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The office is way overbooked and very disorganized. I had to wait nearly 2hrs before seen by the doctor. I have to look for a new Internist/Pulmenologist.
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I have to wait to long then he rush me after the 10 minutes conversation.
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I was satisfied with the doctor .
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Dr G was very friendly and had great bedside manner. He was very warm and friendly with me as well as the other two patients I saw in the hallway. He was very to the point in the office , the nurse and technician were great too.
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He was fantastic. Gave prescription and shot. Feeling better within 24 hrs. Health improving fast.
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Great doctor, very knowledgeable, very thorough. Great person A+++ highly recommend.
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He was great
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He was late to his office
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Great
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Excluding the long for the dr, my overall experience with him was great. He's funny, respectful, and listens. Hence why I waited over an hour.
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Extremely knowlegable. Very patient. Left office knowing exactly what was wrong with me.
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He is a true professional!
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An utter waste of time. Avoid if possible.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Govindaraj and the nursing staff are excellent and I feel confident in their skills and treatment. The front desk staff tends to become confused and is not always polite or helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Hey is an awesome DR! Very pleasant, funny and obviously has the expertise to help his patients! I enjoyed my visit and felt confident in his analysis.
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Called me the day I had a appointment to say that they have a issue with my GHI insurance. Say they left a message but never did even showed them my phone then say oh but I did leave one.
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Finally, someone is listening to me and treating my illness properly. Expect a long wait, but well worth it.
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They called me in early asking if I was available before the appointment time because the doctor wanted to leave early. I did, rushing there, looking forward to zero wait time. After the first 45 minutes, 2 other people were stillbefore me and the doctor left unexpectedly, for about an hour. Once he came back I was seen relatively quickly, but still after the time I was originally scheduled. Seems to know what he's doing, but the wait time wow... Even the nurse and receptionist promised they would never call people in early again for him. I'm still coming in for a followup and hoping that this will not happen again. Like I said, he seems to be a good doctor nonetheless.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor and his staff were nice, helpful and generally explained things well. Got a good treatment package. I hope to feel better soon. Staten Island location is a bit tucked away behind/across from CTown.
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Difficulty understanding his accent, but overall an ok experience. Some of the staff was nice. One lady on staff had a nasty attitude and seemed like she took her personal problems to work in how she treated people.
More than 1 year ago
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Long wait time, but amazing doctor. Gave me all the prescriptions I needed and I feel much better. Worth the trip out into nowhere.
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Dr. Raj was great. I had a late evening appointment and a bit of a wait, but he was worth the wait. Incredibly thorough.
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Great bedside manner and very helpful. Only complaint is the wait time, I waited around an hour and a half to be seen. Hopefully this isn't the usual wait time. I will still go back because I really liked the doctor.
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I would never go to this office again. The office itself was dirty, the staff was rude, and the wait time was ridiculous. Never again.
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Doctor Chitoor has been my doc for over 4 years now and sometimes the wait is long but he's worth it...always gives me the treatment and meds I need. His son is also a doctor who I see occassionally for my sinuses. So it's win win!
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Dr. Govindaraj is a wonderful doctor, kind and wise and he was of great help to me in so many ways. His staff is excellent too.
More than 1 year ago
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He is amazing very smart and made me feel calm he gave me new meds and I think I will be fine thanks dr
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HE IS GREAT
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Good, he is a very good doctor and you have a great service thank's
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Very pleasant doctor. Friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
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He was more than 2 hours late and not very thorough at all with my examination. I felt very rushed and was not satisfied with how he handled things.
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Great
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Caring doctor
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Dr. Chitoor has correctly diagnosed my condition and prescribed the kind of medication that was successful at treating and getting rid of my simptoms.
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IT WAS OK.
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