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Dr. Elbert St. Claire, MD, MPH, FACP

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Elbert K. St. Claire, III grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania in a family that valued kindness, respect, and compassion. His father was an Episcopal minister, his mother a community activist. Dr. St. Claire went to Vassar College and majored in psychology, the study of thinking and behavior. After conducting research at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. St. Claire was accepted to Tulane University School of Medicine where he earned both his medical degree and masters in public health, focusing on health systems management. He returned to the northeast to complete his medical training. At Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manhattan, Dr. St. Claire cared for people from all walks of life. After his residency, Dr. St. Claire joined a private medical practice in New York where he sharpened his clinical skills. He joined the New York County Medical Society, was the co-chair to the Young Physician Section, and now serves as the society’s Assistant Secretary. He joined the Medical Society of the State of New York and represents all young physicians across the state at their annual House of Delegates meeting. Most recently, Dr. St. Claire was elected to Fellow in his professional society, the American College of Physicians. Dr. St. Claire is now taking his hometown values and applying them to his practice in Manhattan. He founded St. Claire Medical, PLLC to make sure people have a doctor’s office where they can be treated with dignity and respect. And he is working to not only get people well, but keep them well. Dr. St. Claire’s mission is to help others lead healthier and happier lives. Dr. St. Claire lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and two daughters, aged 6 and 9 years.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tulane University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tulane University, Master’s in Public Health
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • New York County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1598956112

Office locations

St. Claire Medical

330 W 58th Street, Suite 501

New York, NY 10019

Patient reviews
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Wonderful physician, smart, great bedside manner
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My experience with this doctor was fine, but a little off. The front staff and nurses are very nice and thoughtful. During my medical history interview with Dr Elbert, however, I mentioned that I had just had a melanoma removed frommy arm. When he later came into the examination room, he showed visible shock at my scar and made a joke about it "not being Halloween yet." How making jokes about surgery scars is appropriate bedside manner, I don't really understand. He also asked a fairly rude question about a "growth" (a regular mole!) on my face, even though I had just told him that I'd had a full dermatological examination for unusual moles. I was still deciding whether or not to come back when I received an email about a month after my appointment telling me that their practice was moving to a new model where they charge a membership fee. In this country, where inequality and lack of access to medical services are a huge problem, it was still a shock to me to realize that even having fairly good health insurance does not necessarily ensure access to quality care. I'm glad I got this email now, so it made my decision to find another doctor easy.
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Best doctor in NYC!
Less than 6 months ago
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St. Claire is truly the best.
Less than 6 months ago
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I found Dr. St. Claire to be attentive and kind. My appointment started right on time and his reception and nursing teams were also friendly. I plan to make him my permanent PCP.
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Best doctor. That simple.
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He’s very professional and attentive. His staff is also very nice.
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Attentive and patient. Highly recommend Dr. St. Claire!
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Always listens and doesn’t judge
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He is simply ALWAYS the best you could expect.
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Excellent
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Dr St.Claire and his staff are really amazing. He spends a lot of time to talk about your concerns. The nurse, I forgot her name, is the sweetest nurse I have ever met. I moved away, so I am very sadthat i no longer see him and his staff... Highly recommended.
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Fantastic doctor!
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Dr. St. Claire has been my primary physician for a number of years now and I could not be happier with him. He has a sensible, no-nonsense approach to evaluation and treatment which I appreciate it.
More than 1 year ago
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This is the best primary care physician that I have ever had. He is incredibly thorough. I have only been seeing him for a little over a year, but in that year, he identified and helped me resolve some pretty seriousissues that were inadvertently missed by others over-seeing my care. I have complete confidence in his oversight and guidance.
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It's hard to find good doctors - if you're here then well you found one. St. Claire and his medical team do an incredible job of making sure you are taken care of, you get the time you need and thatyou are set up with the best in preventative medical care. Highly highly recommended... although I wish I could keep them a secret!
More than 1 year ago
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He is simply the best doctor EVER. ??
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The best!
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Always very prompt and very thorough. Answers all of your questions.
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Dr. St. Claire is very professional and has excellent bedside manners. His staff are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going back to him for my next scheduled appointment.
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Dr Ebert is amazing. He is so kind and welcoming and he is an especially thorough physician.
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I found this doctor on Zocdoc. He was very friendly and took time to know me and my history. I value his professional opinion and felt at ease after visiting him.
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Dr. St Claire is super nice, so thorough and caring about his patients. I heard many great things about him, so how could I resist from becoming a patient as well. Thank you... See you again in a month
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Best doc I've ever had.
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Visiting Dr. St. Claire's office was an excellent experience! The front desk staff, nursing staff, and Dr. St. Claire himself were all friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and great to interact with. I would recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a great primary care physician.
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I have been seeing Dr. St. Claire for around 2 years. He is always pleasant and informative. Staff are professional and welcoming. Would highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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I wish I had found this physician years ago. Great clinic staff and a wonderful, thorough consult...and this was only my first visit. I highly recommend this practice. Stay well and get on board with this guy. You won't regret it.
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Dr. St. Claire and his medical assistant, Ilona (though I could be spelling that incorrectly), somehow managed to be both warm and professional. I was nervous about our appointment at first because I hate going to see any doctor. But this guy is a wonderful change.
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I cannot recommend Dr. St. Claire enough. I am a very anxious patient and was blown away by the care that entire team provided. Kind, gentle, patient and totally trauma-informed. I am also battling an eating disorder, and the staff wasremarkably sensitive to the challenges that come with that (they even did a blind weight for me). I would recommend ESPECIALLY for those who tend to fear going to the doctor, or are working through body image difficulties/disordered eating. I have never experienced such a generous and loving group of folks, from the first moment with the receptionist to my final questions for the doctor on my way out. I plan on recommending him to everyone I know!
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Wonderful!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Elbert is the best! I would recommend (and have recommended) him to anyone looking for a great Primary Care Provider in the city.
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Dr. St. Claire is a kind and attentive physician. I can't believe the amount of time he gave me and the level of detail he shared about my health. I appreciated his holistic approach to my overall well being.
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Dr St. Claire was both attentive and thorough. He's always treated me with respect and has been very helpful in helping me live a healthier life!
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I utilized Dr. St. Claire's services for about two years and I must say that I have never had such a good relationship with a physician as I did with him. He has terrific bedside manners, is a great listener, isa great diagnostician, and really, truly cares for his patients. His staff, especially Luisa, is very professional and on point with everything. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. St. Claire!
More than 1 year ago
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He made me feel comfortable and paid attention to all of my issues before diagnosing me and offering his recommendations.
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I have been seeing Dr. St. Claire for over a year now and I am very happy to have him as my PCP. He is easy to talk to, understanding, thorough and very knowledgeable. He cares about his patients and itshows. The whole staff is great as well and the wait time is never long.
More than 1 year ago
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I followed Dr. St. Claire from his previous practice which was my regular MD for over 30 years. He listens. He cares. Genuinely. He is truly concerned about you and your health.
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The staff at Dr. St.Claire's is amazing! They are so kind and helpful. It makes sense as Dr. St. Claire is also an incredibly caring physician.
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Overall excellent!
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit. Very informative and took the time to give a thorough examination.
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Dr. St. Claire has an excellent bedside manner, and his office is very well run. He has a busy practice but takes all the time needed to give each patient his full attention.
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As usual, prompt attention from a caring physician and his staff.
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Not particularly happy about the visit. Doesn't focus on reasons for visit and constantly talks about referrals which makes me wonder why I went to see him in the first place.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. St. Claire is attentive, thoughtful and personable. He really cares for his patients. Would highly recommend!
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Unfortunately, Dr. St.Claire has stopped accepting my insurance. When I can switch carriers in the fall, I will consult with his office to find out which carriers my work offers that his office accepts. Cannot recommend him more highly.
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Good doctors are hard to find in NY. Ive been seeing him for quite awhile now. He's always thorough and seems to really care. The only con is he's so good and word has gotten out, so it may be hardto get in to see, but if he can fit you in he will
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Been to him multiple times and had a great visit each time!
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He was so caring. Listened to me and recommended the best course of action. Highly recommend.
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Dr. St. Claire is great, super thorough and he and his staff are incredibly nice!
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