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Dr. Marc Spero, MD

Pulmonologist

Professional statement

The way I have practiced medicine for the past 30 years has reached a crossroads. I used to be a physician – but over the last 10-15 years, I have become known as “provider” and you have become a “healthcare consumer”. Insurance company reimbursements now compensate physicians based only on the volume of patients seen and units of service performed, with no consideration or adjustment made for time spent or quality of services provided. I cannot flourish in this volume-driven environment. For a number of years I have resisted the notion of converting my practice to a concierge model, as I felt it seemed elitist and unfair. I now recognize that the “concierge medicine” model of limited enrollment and enhanced service is not only fair but also my best option for continuing to offer the care and service my patients value and have come to expect from me at this office. I believe every patient I see deserves enough time with me to be satisfied that all of their issues are fully addressed. At this point I am unwilling to double my office volume to make ends meet. I will not compromise my high standard of quality care. Quality does count! Accurate diagnosis and effective customized treatment plans require familiarity with each patient’s particulars. This must include taking a careful history and spending time in dialogue, building rapport, and establishing mutual trust and respect. These have always been my practice goals, and now I will have the time to ensure that I am not skimping on the care I am providing to you. I take pride in the meaningful relationships I have developed with my patients which, along with the intellectual challenges of the science of medicine, have made my medical career so wonderfully fulfilling.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Pulmonologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

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

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1831175009

Office locations

Marc Spero, MD

110 E 55th Street, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10022

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Very knowledgeable doctor. Will definitely return. Experienced, listened to my concerns, and was clear about the diagnosis.l
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Great Doc! Caring staff!
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He was thorough
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Great experience! Very professional, friendly, courteous staff, and knowledgeable Doc. Highly recommend.
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He actually listened before making an assessment!
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Lovely office! I was seen immediately. Front Desk was courteous in checking me in. Nurse was friendly and thorough as was Dr. Spero. Terrific experience. Lucky to find them.
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The doctor and whole office were really great and very very nice.
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Effective...efficient...caring and concerned ambiance
Less than 1 year ago
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Very personal and caring. Pleasant employees and kind. Dr. Spero was thorough and personal. Truly a fantastic experience all around, from the moment I walked in until I left.
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Dr. Spero did a very thorough examination. He explained how he arrived at his diagnosis. He requested copies of recent tests. I feel very confident he will be able to help me.
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Great doctor in every way.
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Dr. Spero is a wizard, and the people working for/with him have incredible personalities and make the whole experience really nice and fun. :)
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I made an appointment because I want to take scuba diving classes and have had issues in the past. He was incredibly knowledgable, kind, and perceptive, and answered all my questions and even gave me insight both on diving and onmy medical history I didn't know was related. Sincerely just a wonderful doctor all around!
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He was very kind and knowledgeable and easy to talk to
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Best doctors appointment I've ever had. He and Laverne are lovely, attentive, professional, and prompt. I've already recommended this practice to my colleagues looking for a pulmonologist/internist.
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Very through, pleasant with excellent bedside manner. Spends time with you and explains everything!
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Really glad I found Dr. Spero. I'd seen about 6 other doctors/ specialists regarding a severe chronic cough and he was the doc that finally identified the problem. As it turned out, the issue wasn't so much pulmonology (lung)-related as itwas asthmatic/ allergies - which was frustrating given the first type of specialist I'd gone to months before was an allergist). He did an examination, they had me do a breathing test, took my full medical history and sent me on my way with a simple Rx- which his office called straight into my pharmacy, so it was ready almost immediately. By the time I saw him for a follow-up one month later, the cough had almost entirely subsided. Scheduling appointments with Dr. Spero was very easy and both the woman at the desk and the physician's assistant/nurse were lovely. Highly recommend.
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Seemed very honest and knowledgeable - would definitely recommend
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A great experience. Everybody in the office was so sweet. Highly recommend.
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Highly recommend. The office was extremely pleasant and Dr. Spero spent a significant amount of time with me. I would definitely return to this office.
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Very prompt. He appreciated my time as much as I appreciated his time. Very good bedside manner. Very good team around him as well.
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Excellent doctor. Spent a lot of 1-on-1 time with me.
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Dr. Spero is an extremely competent and caring physician. His support staff is excellent as well. I am very pleased to have found him.
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Dr. Spero was one of the best doctor's I have had the pleasure of meething in New York City. He was extremely pleasant, listened to my concerns thoughtfully, diligently and with empathy. I would highly recommend Dr. Spero to anyone.
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One of the best doctors ever in terms of time spent talking about symptoms, health history and answering my questions. This used to be the norm, now it's a rarity. Dr. Spero is a terrific doctor.
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Dr. Spero is an excellent listener and very attentive to my concerns of lingering coughs. He is a faculty member of the NYU medical school and explains things really well. A big bonus is everyone in his office is very professional,friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my visit with him and am looking forward to finding out how his 'working hypothesis' with my case would evolve over time.
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Dr. Spero and his staff, especially Cheryl and Laverne, rock!
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Very thorough and listened to all my concerns. Also fun personanilty and clean modern offices.
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Staff was wonderful and Dr. Spero was very thorough and patient.
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You won't find a better doctor. He took my concerns seriously and was extremely thorough in his evaluation of my symptoms. I've been to great doctors and terrible doctors. Dr. Spero is an A+
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Dr Spero and his staff were professional and pleasant. I comment them and would recommend him to my friends & family.
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Very friendly staff. Great experience
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Dr. Spero is awesome! I totally trust him and will def be going back. He also didn't mind that I cursed, which was nice--lol
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Amazing Doctor. I have lived in NY for 9 years and saw various doctors but Mr Spero and his assistant spent the most time consulting and examining my health today. He was extremely thorough, genuinely cared about my symptoms (I wentthere for ongoing coughs) and did not want to give me unnecessary medications. Very friendly&kind assistants, too. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Spero was prompt, detailed in his questioning, and provided thoughtful and accurate care. One week later and I am already responding to his therapy- very happy I found this doctor!
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Excellent bedside manner. He spent a great deal of time with me and I never felt rushed.
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I think that Dr. Spero is an excellent doctor with an excellent bedside manner. He was very thorough in gathering the facts regarding my symptoms and medical history. He connected very well with me and is warm and caring. He doesn'trush the examination and takes the time to answer any questions that you might have and to explain test results. I highly recommend Dr. Spero.
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Very thorough and listen to all I had to say. Asked many questions before providing next steps in reference to treatment.
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I found Dr. Spero to be friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. He also made me feel comfortable and secure that he understood my condition and was capable of providing the best service available.
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The front desk was very helpful and accommodating. I think it was unusual I had to wait so long, or at least I'm hopeful, because Dr. Spero was great and very thoughtful.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Spero was very friendly, professional and made sure I understood my new diagnosis. He gave me advice and tips to remain healthy. Highly recommended!
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Very pleasant experience. Staff was delightful and personable. Dr. Spero was attentive, I did not feel rushed in any way.
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I have been to many hospitals in my life time as a healthcare professional,. I also have a unique perspective being in the field of healthcare. By far Dr. Spero was THE BEST physician I have ever visited personally and professionally.I highly recommend his expertise to anyone that needs pulmonary care.
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Very good bedside manner, very pleasant staff. Could be quicker writing up his diagnoses though.
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Good bedside manner.
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He was one of the best physicians I have visited. His evaluation was very thorough, he patiently sat and listened to my history and list of symptoms and seemed genuinely concerned. Great doctor!
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He's brilliant and compassionate.
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Excellent. Very professional staff. Positive experience
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Dr. Spero was thorough, professional and attentive. He asked a lot of questions, did not assume anything about my health status and put me immediately as ease. Likewise his support staff and medical assistance were cheerful, professional and kind. I would recommend highly recommend his practice.
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Great office, very happy with my first time appointment. Efficient visit and informative physician.
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