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Dr. Larisa Litvinova, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist, Internist, Primary Care Doctor, Travel Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Using a refined combination of alternative and conventional medicine, Dr. Larisa Litvinova provides unique and comprehensive care to residents of Park Slope and the greater Brooklyn area who seek a well-rounded and experienced internist. Dr. Litvinova offers a complete list of internal procedures including pap smears, hearing tests, spirometry, the treatment of genital warts, and nasal endoscopies. With special training in infectious disease and homeopathy, Dr. Litvinova’s varied background allows her to determine how her patients’ particular ailments impact the rest of their overall health. Her ultimate goal as a provider is to help each individual lead a healthy and fulfilling life. When Dr. Litvinova is not practicing medicine, she enjoys volunteering at her community food co-op, sewing, and practicing yoga.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Travel Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel - Petrie Division

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases

Professional memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Awards and publications

  • Acute Rheumatic Fever presenting as unstable angina- Southern Medical Journal
  • Patient Choice Awards, Most Compassionate Doctor 2009
  • Patient Choice Awards, Most Compassionate Doctor 2010

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1558443739

Office locations

Litvinova Medical PC

20 8th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Patient reviews
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Love this office and thi Doctor! I highly recommend Dr. Litvinova.
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Dr. Litvinova was thorough, patient, and extremely helpful. I felt well taken care of and had a good sense of where my body is at when I left. I went for a physical but she also was able to prescribe aninhaler for bronchial inflammation I had as a result of the flu.
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Very easy. She does collect a lot of data (so lots of tests), but open to questions and supportive. She speaks quickly, but explained where I asked for clarity. She also makes suggestions such as dietary supplements (where there is someevidence of efficacy) or relaxation/breathing techniques (like cooling yoga breath for hot flashes).
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Can’t thank Jackie and doctor Larisa enough , reshot can’t describe how great and helpful both of them , I definitely highly recommend dr Larisa, best people I have meet . Thanks a million for every thing . Jackie was very helpful .
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The doctor and nurse were great and personable and made me feel comfortable. Everyone at the front desk was also friendly and helpful. The wait was longer than expected.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Litvinova is a great doctor - listens fully to symptoms and what you're experiencing, doesn't jump to conclusions or push medication (always seems to offer natural solutions first when possible), and treats her patients with respect and empathy. Highly recommend.
Less than 1 month ago
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I went for a physical here a few weeks ago hoping to find a doc in my neighborhood. I arrived 40 minutes early as it was my first appointment. I ended up waiting for more than an hour before seeing anurse, and more than two hours to see the doctor (whose bedside manner was very nice, despite the wait). After getting bloodwork and needing a follow up appointment, however, I found it nearly impossible to get through on the phone lines and had to make two requests via the online portal to receive a callback. The first request was ignored. A week later I put my back out and called in the morning to request an appointment, stressing to the receptionist that it was urgent, that I couldn’t move my neck and I that needed to know whether I should go to urgent care. She told me there were no appointments that day (Friday) but indicated that the doctor would call me back, and that she got in at 10am. I called again at 11, and again at 2:30 stressing to the receptionist my need to speak to the doctor. The doctor called me back at 3:30, and indicated that the office was closed, and that I could come back on Monday, but said that I should probably go to urgent care. She also said that I should’ve indicated to the receptionist that I needed a same day appointment. I told her that I’d called three times. She told me the receptionist was not a medical professional. My mother was a nurse in a family practice for more than ten years. To have this level of disorganization at a medical office, and to have this much trouble getting an appointment, is absurd.
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Even though I waited long she was responsive and too her time with me.
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Dr. Litvinova is very knowledgeable and able to offer multiple methods for alleviating symptoms. She takes the time to really listen to my questions and health concerns. She is also very personable. In my experience, this carries over to her staff who are also personable and professional.
Less than 3 months ago
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Had a great experience. Will go back!
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Really liked how both the medical aides and Dr. Litvinova told me what they were doing and why, and asked questions that prompted discussions about those niggling little things you're always think are too silly to ask about.
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Very good doctor! She's easy to talk to and was proactive about suggesting positive things to do for my health. She was quick but covered all the bases and seemed genuinely involved, rather than just trying to get on to the next patient.
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Not typically one to write reviews but felt compelled after being so impressed with not only Dr. Litvinova but also her staff, receptionist and nurses. Will be recommending to anyone looking for a Dr. In the park slope/ crown heights area.
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Always feel listened too and although the office is always busy with lots of patients. I always feel like the doctors and nurses give me time and I never feel like they are rushing through my appointment.
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Although I really like Dr. Litinova, and had good experiences with her in the past, this time I felt she was a bit rushed and too concerned with what insurance would cover. She would not give me certain tests or evena full exam because the appointment didn't specify a physical. I left feeling like the encounter wasn't really thorough and a bit perfunctory. She didn't even listen to my heart, take my pulse or weight--these are pretty standard! Also, I waited over 45 minutes to even get in a room, then another 20 minutes before she came in. Never had this before in her office. May be looking for someone else next time.
Less than 3 months ago
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Fantastic service. Very thorough and thoughtful. Great bedside manner.
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Easily able to access the problem and situation. However, she was not very welcoming.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great doctor, but the wait time was too long (about an hour). I also felt a bit rushed as the doctor was seeing me. Today sounds like an anomaly given how positive other reviews are; just be aware.
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Very polite and professional staff, the Dr. was extremely nice and helpful. Highly recommended.
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Everyone was friendly and professional. Most thorough physical I have ever had. Dr. Litvinova was kind and truly listened. One of the better medical experiences I have had.
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Great experience once I was in! Def recommend the doctor.
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Most thorough annual check up I’ve ever had. I’m a new patient and had an enjoyable experience. Nurses were very professional and calm
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I liked the doctor a lot, but the wait was very long and the front desk was quite rude.
Less than 6 months ago
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I've been seeing Dr. Litvinova for many years ,and she is patient and helpful. Her practice has become very disorganized however. You cannot get through to the main number at all. So, it's taken 3 weeks to get test results (andmy test results were bad, so you would think someone would follow up). It's a shame to see a good doctor not be able to function due to the way the office is run. It seems they want to do everything online. They also send bills out with no information about what is being charged - but funnily enough someone answers when you call that number.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very friendly competent staff and thorough examination.
Less than 6 months ago
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Love this doctor! Great staff, very friendly and welcoming especially for an LGBT identified person.
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Everyone at the office was very nice and professional. The doctor herself was amazing, she answered every question I had. I am incredibly satisfied and happy I found this doctor.
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Dr Litvinova was thorough and did health teaching that was appropriate. Overall good experience.
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Dr Litvinova and her staff all have great bedside manner. Warm, friendly, caring.
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Dr. Litvinova is professional and pleasant
Less than 6 months ago
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My annual check up was due. She is is very professional and very assertive with her recommendations.
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Awesome experience. Highly recommended.
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The physical I had was more thorough than any physicals I’ve had with other doctors. However, I waited for an hour and a half after my scheduled appointment time to see the doctor. Since this was my first visit, I’m not sure if this is typical.
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Dr. Litvinova was very through with my results after her nurse did a great job performing my physical exam. There were other test than the average, but it might have been because I was a new patient.
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Amazing! A really welcoming experience... as an LGBT identified person I would recommend!
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Dr. Litvinova did an excellent job addressing my concerns and provided a thorough explication. Her ability to reassure patients was exceptional. The staff was also very welcoming and provided an smooth take-in/check out experience. Thank you for seeing me in your practice.
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Dr. Litvinova is kind, thorough, and I always feel like my concerns are being taken seriously. Love her!
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Dr. Litvinova is extremely kind, professional, patient and attentive. She answered all my questions thoroughly. Also, her staff are courteous and helpful. Very nice experience all together.
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Everyone at Dr. Litvinova's office is kind and lovely. Dr. Litvinova and her staff are courteous and kind and this is the best experience I have had in as long as I can remember at a Dr.'s office.
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Everything went as planned!
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She was thorough, told me to call her with any questions, and called the same night to follow-up. Very helpful ans professional.
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Dr. Litvinova was very helpful and kind. Everything was done quickly and she provided very clear and direct recommendations, which were highly appreciated.
Less than 1 year ago
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This was my first time visiting Larisa Litvinova's office and I was pleased. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a primary care doctor.
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All the staff is great, and Larisa is super friendly.
Less than 1 year ago
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I waited for an hour and 10 minutes to get less than 3 minutes of the doctor's time. Not to mention the receptionist was making personal phone calls the entire time I was waiting there and making patients wait while she finished before helping them.
Less than 1 year ago
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I am very happy to have her as my new general practitioner. She runs a modern, professional office, she and her staff are very personable, they are accessible, and I loved not having to wait.
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Dr. Litvinova was very attentive and thorough. She offered a wholistic and thoughtful approach to my condition, unlike other doctors I had seen before who simply gave me an antibiotic and sent me on my way. She called to check inon me after the appointment and was available when I had an emergency (allergic reaction to antibiotics). So grateful for her!
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Everything was great. I like how understanding dr. Litvinova is about travel and what is needed for exotic travel. I travel quite a bit so she is a perfect fit for my lifestyle.
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Dr. Litvinova is fantastic.
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The best. Ive been going to ENT trying to solve sinus and headache issues and they all suggested surgery without promising me to get better. Dr Litvinova suggested I might have silent acid reflux, solvable with OTC medication and a changein diet. It worked. There are doctors and there are Doctors. I will continue to go even though she is out of network for my insurance.
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