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Dr. Herbert Insel, MD, FACC

Cardiologist

Professional statement

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
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center

Board certifications

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

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

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

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Cardiologists; Consumer's Research Council of America; 2016
  • Super Doctors New York Times Magazine; 2017
  • Patient's Choice Award; Vitals.com; 2011

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1356427652

Office locations

Herbert A. Insel, M.D., FACC

30 East 40th Street, Suite 1100

New York, NY 10016

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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.
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice and kind doctor. Very patient.
Less 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.
Less 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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Dr. Insel was recommended by a friend, and current patient, as I was in the market for a reliable Cardiologist. The reception area is small, however, it is inviting. After I paid my co-payment, my wait time was about five-minutes. Dr.Insel is warm and personable and I felt at ease while he performed a thorough examination of my heart. He was also receptive to answering my many questions in regards to my sugar levels and exercise program.
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I feel really lucky to have Dr. Insel. He is such a great doctor and a person who cares about his patients, treats extremely well, listens to the complains, explains issues/ conditions. He is such a smiling and polite person, thepatients would feel much better right after they meet him. He was found to be very learned and he gave me one of his articles, which was very helpful to maintain a healthy life. The staffs in his office are also very nice, professional and smiling. I definitely recommend to my friends to the doctor.
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Dr. Insel was the kindest doctor I've seen in a long time. Besides feeling confident in his assessment, I was completely at ease and comfortable with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!
More than 1 year ago
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I would highly recommend Dr. Insel. Dr. Insel did not rush my appointment, was clear when explaining my situation, cracked a joke or two to lighten the mood, acted professional, and left me feeling like he genuinely cared. I had theimpression this is just the type of person he is and he was just being himself. I honestly wish all my doctors were like Dr. Insel. I will definitely go back for any future visits and would recommend him to my friends and family.
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Dr. Insel is one of the nicest people (not just doctors) I have met. Super patient, logical and precise in diagnosis and recommendations for cure. I'm impressed and would go back.
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He is a wonderful, kind, caring, and talented doctor. I give him the absolute highest recommendation. He takes his time, listens, and treats you so well by really being thorough. He doesn't rush you, and you feel so well taken care of. An amazing doctor and person.
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Great doctor. Great staff. Dr. Insel gave a thorough exam and detailed explanation of my condition
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I was treated well and with kindness. Problem diagnosed and everything explained to me.
More than 1 year ago
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Staff was amazing and Dr Herbert insel. Was amazing as well
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, I am short of adjectives to describe the way he handles the patients. He spends lot of time with patient, thoroughly understands the problem and patiently explains the condition and preventive mechanisms. In my personal opinion,If you select him for your cardiology consultation, you will appreciate the decision for your life time.
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He is a very good doctor and kind . He takes time to communicate and explain all the details
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he is the best cardiologist
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I stopped in for a cardiac consultation prior to my annual physical. The wait time was limited and Dr. Insel took my concerns seriously. I was impressed with their professionalism and would definitely return.
More than 1 year ago
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This Doctor is not only thorough but has the best personality of any doctor you have seen. His staff is both friendly and professional. I would leave my life in Dr. insel's hands
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Great doctor. Listened and provided detailed feedback. Highly recommended.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Insel was incredibly professional, caring, and relatable. He'll answer every question you have, and is genuinely concerned with the well-being of his patients. I couldn't recommend him more.
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Great experience with Dr Insel!! Highly recommend.
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Extremely nice doctor
More than 1 year ago
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Intelligent, caring and nice doctor. He really does a thorough examination. Highly recommended.
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Very professional
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Comprehensive and thoughtful. Lucky to have found him.
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful caring doctor. Took a lot of time with me and fully explained everything. I would HIGHLY recommend him. His staff is fabulous as well!
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He is the best doctor I have ever had!
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Dr Insel was extremely kind and thorough and made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend him, great experience!
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He was what you seek when you look for a doctor. Our Q&A session was very informative, he is very whimsical which will significantly lessen any anxiety that you might have. All in all he his a great doctor that will have you considering making DR.Insel you main doctor
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