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Dr. Donald Palmadessa, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Donald J. Palmadessa, MD is a graduate of State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He subsequently did his residency in internal medicine at Downstate University Hospital/ Kings County Medical Center. He then did his Gastroenterology Fellowship at State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He was the Director of Gastroenterology for seven years at Fluching Hospital Medical Center where he was involved not only in teaching and patient care, but also in charge of the Quality Assurance Program for better patient care. He actively participates in teaching medical residents in both North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Physicians and the Medical Society of the State of New York.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Internship)
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • The Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942220199

Office locations

Palmadessa & Brodsky Gi Associates

24102 Northern Blvd

Douglaston, NY 11362

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He was very kind and professional. I would definitely recommend him to my friends & family.
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He is a good doc his wait times are a bit long but I guess that's due to his attention to patients
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Very professional and thorough.
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He was very pleasant really listens to patients, just that wait time, was about 30 minutes. But I was a new patient not sure if that had anything to do with it.
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Dr. Palmadessa is a consummate professional whose experience is readily apparent as it is available to his patients. I have complete confidence and the utmost respect for him and the care that he provides.
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Dr Palmadessa was very kind and professional during my appointment. He took time to explain all of my treatment options thoroughly, and made sure I understood what each option entailed. I felt well informed and cared for as a patient.
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Dr. Palmadessa was fantastic! I went in there feeling extremely anxious, nervous, and a little embarrassed, but I left feeling great. He's a very kind man who is very knowledgeable. I look forward to working with him in the future.
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I think my visit was productive. Dr. Palmadessa is attentive and informative.
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Dr. P was friendly and very informative. He took the time to explain the things that I needed to know and was quick with the check-up, which shows how skilled and experienced he is.
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I was very happy with the doctor. He showed an interest in my condition and actually examined me. He didn't just prescribe medication and went the extra mile to get to the root of my stomach issues by setting me up for an endoscopy.
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Chief complaint was hemorrhoids I Wasn't physically examined doctor recommended colonoscopy. I called the office one day before my procedure I told Janice ( the assistant) that my hemorrhoids is severely inflamed and I don't think I shouldtake that acid solution for cleansing. I also asked her to ask the doctor what to do for the pain I literally told her the pain is killing me. She promised me to call back immediately after she speaks to the doctor. Never received any calls. Next morning I received a call I thought maybe she is calling to follow up on how I feel ! Another person was just calling to reschedule my procedure. I explained my concern to her she kept me on hold for long I had to hang up never received another call or anything!! It seems They only care about the billing. The patient care was the last of their interest! Surprisingly I went to another doctor who said colonoscopy should have never scheduled with that bad hemorrhoids inflammation. That was my experience!
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Great attention and very professional.
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During our consultation, Dr. P. was very knowledgeable and carefully explained all the options and alternatives to me. I appreciated that.
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Love dr. Palmadesa. He listens, taklks to you, no rushing. I would recommend to any of my friends.
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Very quick and easy process. Explained everything in full detail to me. Very courteous and professional.
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As nice as he is knowledgeable. Don't hesitate to see him.
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He was excellent at explaining things and was very knowledgeable. Making appointments was extremely easy and his staff was helpful.
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Excellent Doctor; wonderful service.
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I have been going for many years ...
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Well, went in to see dr palmadessa for a second opinion and the threw me off by actually listening and seemed genuinely concerned. His opinion will now be my first and only opinion I will listen to. He did not seempushy at all, wonderful bedside manner, and listened to my concerns.
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He is a good doctor.
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Dr.Palmadessa is very Efficient & Friendly. Highly Professional.
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Not really. I was in seriously pain, the doctors didn't offer any medicine to stop the pain but make an appointment to get a check 2 weeks later. I went to another doctor later she immediately gave me the medicine tostop the pain and did the check very soon,now my problem has fixed. I'm glad I didn't wait for that two weeks.
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The receptionist and the doctor were wonderful, caring and patient. I highly recommend the doctor. My only issue was that the office did not receive the confirmation of the appointment from ZocDoc, so they were unaware that we were coming. Thereceptionist worked with the doctor to fit us in. (very professional)
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the visit,which I had to make the appointment because zoc doc failed to make it, was great.
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Dr. Palmadessa displays a charming bedside manner and tons of patience in explaining what the course of treatment will entail.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Palmadessa's for a long time now and all of my visits have been good. His beside manner is wonderful and he has a wonderful staff as well.
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Courteous and helpful staff. Dr. Palmadessa explained everything in terms that were understandable.
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Always a pleasure.Very clear, kind, and caring.
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He was very professional and was clearly concerned for my condition. He was also very accommodating with all I needed to feel better and get healthier.
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