Dr. Karen Galichon, MD

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Providing her patients with optimal care while providing information on preventative methodologies is very important to Dr. Galichon. She understands the stresses of city life and stresses the importance of a balanced, natural lifestyle with all of her patients.

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This was my last visit with Dr. Galichon because she is leaving next month. She has been my doctor for almost ten years, and I will miss her. I appreciated her professionalism, understanding, compassion, and directness, even when I didn't always follow orders :). Best of luck to her in her new adventures!

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Dr. Galichon is cordial and easy to discuss health issues with. However, like typical doctor's office experience the wait time to see the doctor was over 30mins and she spent probably 10mins with me. The office is clean and the waiting area is large, they also have a computer people can use while waiting, which is a perk. I would recommend her but keep in mind the wait times.

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Dr. Galichon is an excellent doctor -highly recommended

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Came early and had to wait 30-40 minutes to be seen, another 20 minutes to see the doctor after getting my weight and height, and then another 20 minutes after seeing the doctor to see another nurse that administered shots, and then had to wait 10 minutes in line to pay. The doctor/nurses were great, but this took way longer than i expected for such a simple checkup

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She's great. Wish her well in Virginia for me. Thanks, Alexander

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My husband and I love Dr. Galichon! Not only is she a genuinely nice lady, but she takes time to explain things and answer your questions thoroughly.

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sorry she's leaving in Feb.

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A bit rushed, but always very helpful and professional.

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Great Doctor. Very nice and kind.

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Dr Galichon was very knowledgable and did not rush me through my appointment. I will return for future visits.

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Only Doctor I will see

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Highly recommend Karen!

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This was a routine visit to check the symptoms of my "common cold" to be sure it wasn't more serious. I was satisfied with the results of the examination.

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Karen was great, both personal and efficient. The nurse was great as well.

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Dr. Galichon has been my doctor for 12 years. She has always been pleasant, professional and thorough.

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As always Doctor Galichon was friendly and efficient as were her staff.

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The wait to see Dr. Galichon was irritating (particularly as I asked when I checked in whether the doctor was running late and was told that she was on time...), but once I was able to see her she provided professional and responsive service. This is the second time I have seen her and I would definitely recommend her to others.

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I have been going to Dr. Galichon since 2001 and that along should speak for itself. She is an excellent Primary Care and is very friendly and proactive with my treatment which I really appreciate. She is very easy to talk with and get your questions answered and explains everything thoroughly.

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Longest wait I've ever had! Arrived at 2:20 for a 2:30 appointment, didn't get seen until 4, and waited for a nurse after I saw the doctor to take my blood. All in all, I didn't leave until about 5:30, which is unacceptable for a 2:30 scheduled appointment time (for a routine physical).

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Fast, efficient, and knowledgable. Highly recommended!

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She seemed in a hurry and also sent my prescription to the wrong pharmacy which after two days has still not been corrected... such a pain!

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She is amazing!

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I was pleased that Dr. Galichon took the time to listen to what I had to say, and as always I am happy that she keeps such careful records.

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I was happy with the care I received. The wait time was long but I am hoping next time when I am not a first time patient it will go more quickly. The support staff at the front desk seemed stressed and overwhelmed. This is an area that may need some attention.

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Everyone who works at BIMG on 23rd Street & 8th Avenue couldn't be any nicer. From the security guard downstairs, to the front desk staff, to the nurse who checks vitals before Dr. Galichon comes in, to Dr. Galichon herself. I was so impressed the first time I came to see her (about 4 years ago). She took the time to speak with me, get my history (medical and personal - because sometimes what's going on in your personal life affects you medically). She is kind, friendly, efficient and very professional. I highly recommend her and her entire staff. I look forward to my physicals (not many people can say that!) :)

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Dr. Galichon is great, friendly and very processional but the office seems very busy. I sat in the exam room for 45 minutes waiting for my blood to be drawn and to be given a flu shot. That seemed strange.

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My annual check-up with Karen was smooth and efficient and everyone in the office was friendly and helpful, for the most part.

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2nd time visiting. Went very well.

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I sometimes have to wait longer than I would like to see her. However, once you're in the room with her, you have her undivided attention. She's great, I love her! I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Galichon is very thorough in covering medical situations and possible solutions. Also, an A+ personality. I am very confident in her care.

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I thought she was nice and professional. She seemed like she was genuinely concerned about my health. I actually wanted a blood test, but she did not look at my chart to see that I had checked that off. I guess I should have mentioned it. She did seem a bit rushed.

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You might have to take a day off to see this doc. i know this is a super long review but i hope you take the time to read it. As a new patient, I got there a bit early. I assumed I'd have some paperwork to complete. When I got there, the incompetent woman at the front desk was dictating to all those entering to sign in and write 'appt' if you had a scheduled appointment. As I suspected, she gave me a clipboard of documents to complete. I filled them out accordingly and gave them back to her with my ID and insurance card. Rather than making a quick copy of my cards and returning them to me quickly, she shooed me away from the front because of confidentiality reason. As soon as I sat down, she called me back. Ridiculous. After 30-45 minutes of waiting past my appointment time, the front desk woman calls me again to tell me that the doctor I was there to see WAS NOT IN THAT DAY. I'm sorry, what?! She doesn't accept responsibility. She doesn't apologize for the inconvenience. I ask her how could this be when I confirmed by appointment the day before. She pulls out a list and says, we called all her appointments to cancel, you are not on the list for some reason, and asks if I made the appointment online. I did. She says, oh, well that's why. Excuse me, why does that matter???? So she say, well there's nothing I can do, the doc is not here today, she'll be in tomorrow. Great! Can I reschedule? Get this... she then says, she's in tomorrow but she's not available. That info is absolutely useless. The front desk woman is INCOMPETENT. Against my better judgement, I reschedule. I finally return for my 2nd 1st appointment. Different person at the front desk - happy to say, no problems with her. Maybe 10 minutes past my appointment time, the nurse calls me in. She takes my vitals and tells me that the doc will be a few minutes. 40 MIN GO BY! I'm very angry at this point. I'm in the gown, I pop my head out in the hallway and call over to the nurse at the nurse's station, 'excuse me but should i just reschedule? it's going on an hour.' i realize this isn't a restaurant and my food's taking a lot longer than usual but seriously?! a freaking hour?! just let me know what's going on. that the doc hasn't forgotten about me. or if i have to let my boss know what's up. or if i'm going to have to miss a meeting. it would a kindness if the doc and nurses were a bit more respectful of their patient's time. on the doc, she was apologetic and we got past the ridiculous amount of time i had to wait. i don't have any negative critiques on the doc. the person that took my blood was great and so was the other nurse that gave me my vaccinations.

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SHE IS MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN AND I LOVE HER!

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I felt that I was listened to and also appreciated her recommendations for attending to my initial problem. I have been looking for a internal medicine family physician and feel very comfortable keeping her number on file when I need medical attention.

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I always love seeing DR Galichon. She's always kind, knowledgeable, professional and prompt! Thank you!

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This was my first visit with Dr. Galichon. She was so friendly and put me at ease. She was very clear and thorough about what shots I needed to catch up on and how to take the medication prescribed to me. She made sure to ask me if Ibhad any questions for her before leaving. I plan on having her as my primary care doctor now that I live in New York and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a new doctor.

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It was pleasant and informative.

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not very impressed. You wait to be called, and then you wait in the exam room for the doctor, then you wait some more for the techs to come and do your procedures. The PA who gave me an injection told me to get dressed and wait for the doctor to come back to talk to me about my EKG. I waited almost 45 minutes before I finally left the exam room and found a nurse who told me I was done. Then you check out and wait some more; only one assistant doing check out and a lot of people waiting who just wanted to leave! Dr. Galichon is nice, but I didn't feel like she addressed my concerns. In between long waits, I felt rushed by every person who dealt with me.

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Very pleased; Dr. Galichon was very professional and personable. She took additional time to help me with a prescription issue after my appointment had finished. I will definetly return.

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Dr. Galichon was excellent. I was very happy with my visit.

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