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Dr. Herbert Insel, MD, FACC

Cardiologist

New York, NY

About Dr. Herbert Insel

Dr. Insel is a warm and endearing individual who embodies all of the personal attributes of an old school traditional caring physician. His calm and reassuring demeanor make you feel comfortable and assured that he is genuinely attentive to your concerns. Dr. Insel is well versed in the knowledge and expertise necessary to maintain a state of the art cardiology practice and possesses the accompanying technological advances to do so. Dr. Insel's passion is preventive cardiology, a topic on which he frequently lectures. He also leads by example and embraces these principles into his own personal lifestyle. Dr. Insel is considered one of the premier cardiologists in New York City, and is highly regarded and respected by his patients and colleagues alike. Dr. Insel and his staff look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to his practice. Dr. Insel graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University before receiving his Doctor of Medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Insel completed his fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Insel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is on staff at New York University Langone Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital and maintains a teaching position at New York University Medical Center.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Cardiologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • NYU Langone Health

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases

Professional memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • New York County Medical Society
  • The American Society for Preventive Cardiology

Awards and publications

  • Super Doctors New York Times Magazine; 2008
  • Super Doctors New York Times Magazine; 2009
  • Super Doctors New York Times Magazine; 2010

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1356427652

Dr. Herbert Insel's office location

Herbert A. Insel, M.D., FACC

30 East 40th Street, Suite 1100

New York, NY 10016

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Incredible doctor, very caring, knowledge and willing to sit down and answer any / all questions with excellent bedside manner
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Dr. Insel was wonderful. Very informative and thorough. He was also extremely pleasant, with a great bedside manner and made me feel at ease. I highly recommend him.
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Dr Herbert is so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He was truly reassuring, thorough and helpful. I’d highly recommend his service to others!
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I finally found a good Cardiologist. Dr. Herbert Insel was so thorough and really care for his patients. So glad I made an appointment with him..Great Doctor!
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Dr. Insel was amazing! He is very knowledgeable in his work, and attentive to his patients' needs and concerns. I would definitely recommend!
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Dr. Insel and his team were very friendly, professional and good at what they did! They conducted an EKG and a few other tests and Dr. Insel explained everything extremely clearly and calmly and proposed a few follow up steps withoutany pressure. I would highly recommend Dr. Insel for anyone looking for a cardiologist in NYC!
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He was amazing! Never felt so comfortable. He took his time and explained everything.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great Dr, attentive and pleasant in a tangible way.
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In all of my years going to a doctor, I've never felt so instantly comfortable and listened to. Doctor Insel is kind, patient, thorough and has a bedside manner like no other. I think the best part of my experience withDoctor Insel is that I didn't feel like another patient; I felt like a friend he cared about. It was such a wonderful experience to go in suspecting you may have heart issues and to be treated with kindness and professionalism.
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Dr. Insel is a true professional. Very thorough in going over any conditions or symptoms to diagnose a specific condition. Makes you feel relaxed and will say an occasional joke to help. He will help you to understand anything which tothe amateur can be confusing. Staff is also friendly and courteous. Office space is clean and modern.
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Dr. Insel is fantastic. He's kind, patient, knowledgable and thorough.
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Best doctor ever.
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As someone who has worked professionally with many cardiologists, I can't say enough positive things about my initial visit with Dr. Insel. Dealing with a potentially new/chronic health issue is stressful, even for those of us with clinicalbackgrounds. Dr. Insel was calm, listened to my history and concerns, and was not dismissive in the least, even while I was in the midst of a minor menopausal crying jag, which says a lot about him! He was also able to run additional in-office tests during my visit (EKG, ECHO). Armed with that information, he devised a follow-up plan that made complete sense and made me feel much more comfortable about my condition moving forward. While it should't be, it seems rare these days to find accessible, kind, calm, and reassuring physicians who listen--Dr. Insel is one of them.
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This was my first visit with Dr Insel and I was very pleasantly surprised. He took the time to listen, explore and explain his reasoning as we went along and was extremely helpful. He responded to all my questions and Inever felt rushed.He was patient, kind and professional...and had a sense of humour. I left with a plan of action and relief for my concerns. The overall office ambiance is relaxed and welcoming as are the other staff that I met (nurse and receptionist). I would highly recommend this doctor without hesitation.
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Excellent bedside manner. Funny guy and very willing to take the time to examine you and explain everything to you. He is an experienced doctor but can still get on your level to walk you through your health concerns.
Less than 3 months ago
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Awesome doctor! Very thorough, intelligent, funny, and kind. You can tell he loves what he does. Highly recommend!
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Very few experienced doctors have a sense of humor like Dr. Insel.
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Truly an amazing doctor and genuine person
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Wonderful experience with Dr Insel! Calm and funny. Really appreciate that I was able to have a full exam in a single appointment
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Dr. Insel was very professional and had an excellent bedside manner. I felt very comfortable interacting with him and his staff, and he took the time to explain my condition and course of treatment.
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Managed to find the right blood pressure meds for me when 2 other cardiologists were unable to. I finally have consistently normal blood pressure readings. Lovely guy. The only negative is you have to make sure you have your paperwork gatheredor ask the front desk staff to monitor if a copy of a report came in and to make sure he gets it. But very thorough doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent communicator, thorough, and personable. Would be my first recommendation to anyone.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Insel is incredibly intelligent and kind hearted - completely quelled my nerves about my recent chest pain and thoroughly checked/reviewed me as well as offering great advice going forward. I highly recommend!
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Excellent!
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Dr. Insel has a wonderful bedside manner that will make you feel extremely at ease. Listens carefully and does not rush you. Check-in was also very easy for a first-time patient. Would highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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I know it's a long review, but it's because he's awesome!! I had booked an appointment with Dr. Insel for a general cardio check up/at the time I thought I was having severe chest pain when in fact I was probablyhaving a panic attack about stress. The office is very nice, convenient location, no wait time and the staff is very friendly. Dr. Insel was amazing, he listened to everything I had to say which means a lot to me because I am on the younger side and most doctors tend to not listen to me (he even let my older sister stay with me through the entire examination). Dr. Insel gave me a thorough examination, ran blood work (in office - which is great to not have to go to a separate location for a lab), and explained my results (which I had in a week) very clearly and booked a follow up appointment for 6 months. Probably the fastest turn around I have ever experienced with a doctor. Dr. Insel also ran more tests than any other doctor I had ever gone to, he really did more for me than any doctor I'd seen previously. I left his office very pleased and felt that I had a good clear understanding of where my health was. I wish he could be a PCP!!! He will always be the Cardiologist I go to and recommend to everyone. I greatly appreciate that he doesn't just want to be your doctor for one visit when an issue arises, he wants to have a relationship with his patients. I cannot express enough how great of a doctor he is and he's funny, he made a Star Wars joke - definite A+
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It’s honestly hard to find a doctor that gives you their time. That is the complete opposite here. From the staff to the office environment, a solid 10! Thank you for putting your patients first!
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A very sweet man who genuinely cares for his patients. I will absolutely continue seeing this doctor. He is thorough and has the best interest of his patients in mind.
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I was referred by my PCP to see a cardiologist. I went to Dr. Insel not really knowing if I was in the right place or what he would be looking for. He is for sure the best doctor I haveever seen. Patient, great bedside manner, and actually LISTENS to you and your concerns. His office team members are also all great. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Insel is the most down to earth doctor who loves to make his patients feel right at home. He performed an ultrasound to make sure that my heart was in good shape, which it was. He then talked with mein his office and thoroughly explained to me what he noticed and mentioned that there was nothing to worry about and that I was in great helth. Not only did he explain things in great detail, but made it very fascinating. Learn something new every day! Thanks Dr. Insel!
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Dr. Insel is one of the best , as a cardiologist he knows how to make his patients calm and feel assured which is what you need when going into anything cardiology. He's super thorough and knowledgeable and gives you allof his time and attention until you are left with no more questions or concerns to ask. The staff is super happy and friendly which says a lot about the Dr. they are working with.
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Dr. Insel is the most patient, kind, caring doctor I've com across in a long time. He took his time explaining things to me and giving me easy directions to follow once I left his office. I would highly recommend himand will be back in the future if need be.
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Not sure I’ve ever met a doctor as kind, patient and comforting as Dr. Insel. He performed an echo on me himself (didn’t delegate to a technician) and walked me through every step of the way. Truly thoughtful and amazing guy.
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What fantastic personality! Dr Insel experience as a cardiologist helped to quickly evaluate heart, answer all my questions and get me prepped for years to come.
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Dr.Insel is easily one of the nicest doctors I’ve ever met. He took his time to explain everything I needed to know, and put me at ease right away. He has a great sense of humor and talk like a good friend who really cares about me.
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Dr. Insel is very professional, knowledgeable and extremely nice. He takes time to listen to a patient and to explain things. The tests were done very quickly. The stuff of the office was very polite and cooperative. I would definitely recommend the doctor to other people.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Herbert was really professional and knowledgeable. He run the test thoroughly and really took the time to explain the results! I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Insel was fantastic - he was very knowledgable, kind, and talked me through everything. I didn't feel rushed at all and the staff was all very helpful and nice. In my opinion, he went above and beyond what other doctorsdo in the city, and I would absolutely recommend him!
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Amazing doctor!!
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Such a relief to find a highly competent and professional physician, who is available rapidly, who takes time to listen to your medical history, performs examinations thoroughly and takes time to explain the condition, treatment etc. Thefront office is very friendly and efficient, as is the technician/nurse! I would definitely recommend Dr. Insel to anyone!
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Can't give enough hi praise for Dr. Insel. Extremely informative and attentive. Listened to all of my questions and answered them beyond my satisfaction. He'll be my cardiologist for years to come.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice and kind doctor. Very patient.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Insel and his staff were great! Dr. Insel has a great bedside manner and took the time to really explain everything to me and answer all my questions. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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He is the sweetest and kindest, supportive and caring doctor I have ever had!
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Excellent. Very patient, thorough, and willing to explain. One of the best doctors I've encountered.
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I SO enjoyed my visit to Dr. Insel's office. Everyone was so nice and pleasant. Dr. Insel was incredibly thorough and explained things incredibly well. I have never had as good of an experience with a doctor as my visit with him today.
More than 1 year ago
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I Went to Dr Insel for an initial evaluation the other day. Overall I am super pleased with my experience. The office staff was very friendly and I experienced no wait time. DR Insel was very through and had excellent bedsidemanner. he explained everything to me and I Would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a cardiologist
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor and nurse. Prompt and detailed review. Provided honest assessment of my health. Definitely will go back when needed.
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Very happy with the service and the quality of care that was provided. I highly recommend Herb. The way him and his team took care of me made me feel amazing.
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Very thorough. Takes his time. I never felt rushed. Friendly office. Explained everything!
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