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Dr. Howard Hertz, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Howard Hertz has been in private practice since 1983, as well as maintained attending privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital since that time. He has been chosen by the Consumers Research Council of America to be included in the 2007, 2008, 2009, as well as 2010 editions of Guide to America's Top Physicians. He is fluent in Spanish, German and Italian. Dr. Hertz maintains a lifelong passion for the arts, especially classical music, and has been a professional pianist for over 25 years. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of The American Friends of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as the Board of Governors for the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Dr. Hertz is also a resident member of the Metropolitan Club of New York City.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina Guadalajara
  • Winthrop University, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of General Physicians

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Physician 2007, 2008, and 2010 by Consumer Research Council of America

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942350780

Office locations

Babylon Medical Practice

350 West Main Street

Babylon, NY 11702

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Office is great and they really match you with right doctor.
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I love the doctors but hate the wait
Less than 6 months ago
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Visit was fine went over cat scan report
More than 1 year ago
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Too long of a wait
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Great doctor but always running an hour or more late.
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Beautiful office, very nice staff and Dr. Hertz was great ...
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Anyone looking for a doctor need not go any further than here. Dr. Hertz is not only the best doctor I know, but one of the smartest and most caring people I know. His office is immaculate and many of thetests that you may need can be done under the same roof. I have been a patient of his for many years and now my entire family, including my children and my in-laws, are patients of his or his son, Jared. The PAs, Ryan and Enbal, as well as Nurse Jackie, (studying to be a Nurse Practitioner), are also top-notch! I unequivocally recommend the Babylon Medical Practice!!!
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Excellent, Will make him my family Doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr hertz was nice when I would go to apps but last week the office messed up my husband's diabetes medicine.almosr 2 weeks of pharmacy trying to get his office to get the sent for approval. The lady Veronica was sorude to the point I yelled at her to put Someone who knows what their doing on the phone.finally Linda got on a said to come in and get samples for now. Next thing my husband who didn't even yell got a letter as long with me saying dr hers will no longer be our doctor.my husband called to talk but he was put on hold 20 min each time he called. Finally a receptionist called back and my husband said can we fix this? I didn't threaten or curse. I just told Veronica she has no idea how sick my husband is and he c a nt miss his meds. The lady said no. Once it's broke it's broke. They are very rude.many times my elf and my daughter sat in the waiting room listening to those ladies talk about patients maybe dr hertz should pay attention to his rude receptionists
More than 1 year ago
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While Dr. Hertz is wonderful, I do not recommend his practice at all. I waited over two hours at my last appointment. While Dr. Hertz is very pleasant, none of his staff are. The receptionist was extremely rude to people whowere calling the office while I was there waiting. The nurse who brought me back initially didn't even say hello to me. Also, the office did not bill my insurance company correctly for some non-routine testing (according to my insurance company) that they did and it took 8 months and a letter to me from a collection agency for them to admit they had made a mistake and coded the tests incorrectly.
More than 1 year ago
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the visit was excellent. Dr Howard was very polite. He is a true professional.
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My annual physical was well handled. I appreciate Dr. Hertz's thoroughness, professionalism and kind demeanor.
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Dr. Hertz is always very pleasant. Takes the time to go over everything with you. Highly recommend. My wait time was very short this visit but sometimes it is very crowded there. That is the only negative.
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As usual the office is completely mismanaged and the wait time was about an hour and a half which seems to be the norm. They have some good staff and some very rude staff. I called today to confirm my appointmentand that my bloodwork was there and the receptionist refused to even look because she insisted that my appointment was for tomorrow however I was looking at the zocdoc email and text which said today. Luckily I called right back and spoke to someone who was actually competent and was able to help me. It's time to look for another office.
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Always a pleasure. The staff is very professional and attentive.
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I saw dr Howard hertz's son Dr J. Hertz, he was incredibly nice and professional. Best doctor I've been to and the office is beautiful.
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Very Good :)
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He is a nice person and the office is clean and looks beautiful but he saw me for about 10 minutes and did not have an answer to my questions. He did not even take the time to tell me ifeverything was alright with me or not. I had to go approach him and interrogate him about what was my medical condition. He answered saying I had an infection but did not prescribed a medication to treat my condition. I basically paid him for nothing. I called the next day asking to talk to him because I was sick and needed a medication his staff told me he was going to call me back but he never did. After calling many times I spoke to Alba who was very nasty and Rude seemed not to have a clue of the situation and did not want to make an effort to help me. I told her to please order the medication for me because I did not have a prescription from the doctor because he forgot to prescribe me medication. She told me that they do not order medications and that I had to do google the telephone number of the pharmacy located by my house or she was not going to placed the order that it was not her job to look for it.I was driving and I told her that I was going to give her the address and the name of the pharmacy and she refused to placed the order because I did not have the telephone number in hand. I have never experience something like that before. How come this doctor does not speak to you or prescribe you something to treat your condition.If didn't ask him I wouldn't have known what I had. The only thing they seem to care is about money. I am very dissapointed. New patient and never going back!
More than 1 year ago
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On point!
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I liked Dr, Hertz very much. He talked kindly to me and listened to me and I felt very comfortable. I have a problem with going to doctors but I felt good after my visit. Very happy I changed my familyphysician to dr. hertz. My husband and daughters and son in law will be changing over now :)
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Very thorough!! Best annual physical,staff very nice,very professional.
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it was great I liked, good service, polite and friendly
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No Complaints
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I have been seeing Dr. Hertz for years and I love him. He is extremely intelligent. He referred me to another doctor for a medical specialty and I couldn't be more greatful for his recommendation. A+++++
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He is a great doctor by far the best experience I have had with a doctor this being my first trip to a new doctor
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I felt at ease, the office as a whole is comforting (staff,waiting room) i felt as if i was at a friends house. Clean, very little time waiting to be attended in exam rooms flow from one test to the otherwas smooth and i did not wait a second , they were waiting for me! In a nutshell unless he closes his practice i will never go anywhere but hertz. My mother and girlfriend want to switch to dr hertz, my mother prefers female dr but she is thinking about it. Thank you dr hertz
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Dr. Hertz is a wonderful doctor. All diagnoses have been right on. Dr. Hertz genuinely cares about his patients. He has a great bedside manner. He has been my doctor for 25 years and I will continue to see him regardless of what distance I must travel.
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He's a jerk. What else if there to say.
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Although the wait was longer than I would have liked the waiting room was very comfortable and the staff and doctor were great. I would most certainly recommend this doctor to any friend or family looking for a general practitioner andwill do myself one simple favor by not booking appointments on weekends to avoid a lengthy wait period. Overall experience was great however and I will certainly be back.
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Generally, everyone in the office is pleasant. But there are some complaints. They seem very unorganized there. They never faxed over paperwork requested from a specialist, leaving me to be forced to reschedule an appointment. It took quitea few times of me asking to speak to the doctor regarding my concerns with ailments, before I was put through to the doctor that treated me. Also it was insisted that I return for a follow up sonogram 6 months after my initial one. When I went back 6 months later, I was advised that they don't know who told me to come back, but it's only done once a year. This of course concerned me even more that they have some incompetent people in the office. Because of mix ups with my test results and lack of organization, I have been forced to seek second opinions.
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I thought he was wonderful. I'm so happy that I found a new primary care dr. The office was great & even though they were busy, I didn't feel I was rushed around.
More than 1 year ago
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I liked the doctor, the wait was long but the waiting room was beautifull with cultured music and videos. Best wait for a doctor ever. Then they took great care of me. The receptionist seemed to be yelling people's personal informationtoo loud in the waiting area but other then that it was great.
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Went in for a general physical during a recent physical, and the wait time was terrible: when all was said and done, I had been in-office for over two hours. Dr. Hertz himself, however, is a pleasure.
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Felt too rushed and Dr. Drawing conclusions from a few minute initial consultation. Bad first impression. Other Drs. We're more thorough.
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I think he is very professional and they show care and concern which is very nice to see highly recommended
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Great, informative, and felt good with the attention given to health and well being. Thanks!
More than 1 year ago
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He was good and polite and straight to the point I strongly recommend him
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I was very happy with my visit with Dr Hertz. He is prompt, to the point & has a good demeanor about him. I am a new patient here & my first visit was a positive one. Looking forward to having him as my doctor.
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Staff and Doctor had very good bedside manners.
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Very friendly and helpful staff.
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very nice and pleasant.
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I feel that the Doctor is a dedicated professional, that provides the best of care within a medically comfortable environment.
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I really liked that it wasn't set up like a stuffy medical office. I also enjoyed the classical music performances playing on the monitors. I was a bit disappointed with the overall wait time, and it seemed the women at thefront desk were unfamiliar with the ZocDoc platform and were confused when I said that is where I set up my appointment.
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Staff extremely friendly, accommodating, professional. Building is under repair, but overall easy to navigate.
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He was well worth the wait! I was also the first appointment of the day, so it was a while before I saw him. Highly recommended!
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Good doctor. Very helpful.
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