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Dr. Marika Cherfas, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Cherfas is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been in practice since 1996. Well regarded in the community, her practice focuses on traditional western medicine as well as holistic methods. Her expertise has lead to being an advisor on medical affairs to City Councilman Mike Nelson and the office of the Brooklyn Borough President. Dr. Cherfas is also the host of medical programs on RTN and WEVD television. Please book an appointment on-line with her today and experience her top notch care.

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Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

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Education and training

  • Medical School - Riga Stradinš University Faculty of Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Blood Proteins in patients with Cardiovascular Disease - Archive of Internal Medicine November 1986
  • Diet Blood - Cholesterol in Coronary Disease - Therapeutic Archives - 1984

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1306807490

Office locations

Integrated Medical Arts

3080 Brighton 13th St

Brooklyn, NY 11235

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I’m so happy I found a doctor who has a holistic approach to healthcare!
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Great doctor!!
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This doctor is amazing. I have never met a doctor who put so much time into getting to know her patient and their medical history. I am extremely grateful I found her and would highly recommend!
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Great doctor, giving very good and clear guidence.
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Dr Cherfas displays high level of knowledge and analytical thinking to make a dignosis I like her ability to include conventional and nonconventional resources in a treatment plan spending enough time to listen and advise.. I am very sutisfied with this appointment .
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She put all my past health experiences into a coherent story, and she's the first to give me hope that I can recover. She spent more time talking to me than any doctor I've ever had before, answering all my questions,and I left her office feeling optimistic and with a treatment plan. She was late, yes, but that was because of mass transit--once she arrived, she took me immediately and apologized (even though it wasn't her fault).
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The office seemed really informal and dated. They only took cash, and there was junk lying around. She took a full blood panel, but never contacted me to follow up on results.
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She is a GREAT doctor in every possible aspect. She is listening to the patient, paying attention to all details .I left office today with a diagnosis and clear treatment plan. Dr. Marika Is a big supporter of alternative medicine. Ifanybody looks for highly intelligent , knowledgeable, experienced physician , Dr. Cherfas is a good choice for you.
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I went in for a GYN exam but instead she checked my eyeballs, made a comment about my tattoo, drew my blood and never called back with my results! I was confused!
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She believes more in alternative medicine, i agree on doing a systemic treatment but some conditions need time being remedies too. If you are sick and going to a dr to receive an antibiotic prescription, she will talk you into herbelief in no medications. Thats her way of practice and being from medical bg myself i respect that. But what annoyed me is that i paid for my complete blood work which was over due for years but the office never contacted me back. I work crazy hours so couldnt call myself but when i did after a month of my blood collection, the receptionist insisted that it was my job to call the office for my results and another appointment if i desire. Really ! Do you guys understand the term ' followup' and my blood work results , i still dont know anything about that.
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The secretary didn't try to help me with my insurance, even know they accept my insurance provider. She suppose to call but she didn't do anything
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Horrible experience. The office is extremely dirty and cluttered. The door outside has graffiti, garbage cans have no lids and there were injection needles laying out on doctors desk. The receptionist misunderstood my insurance info andtold me I had to pay a deposit because my insurance may not pay doctor. I called my insurance company and they told me my services are covered and I just had to pay a copay. She then asked to speak to my insurance company then asked them if they cover other services; electrocardiogram, a few other things and how many visits I am covered for. Not sure why she was asking these things when the doctor had not even seen me yet. Red flag for insurance scamming. If you google docs name you will see she was sued for scamming by GHI. I guess she didn't learn her lesson. The doctor's behavior was bizarre. She recommended a vitamin product without even examining me and said my eyes showed that I may have liver problems. She also said I have a heart murmur. I guess that's where the electrocardiogram would fit in. She sent me to the nurse to get some blood-work. When she was going to draw blood she did not put on gloves!! I asked her to please put them on and she seemed surprised at my reaction and went to get them. After the blood-work was done the doctor told me that she is not a lesbian. She then proceeded to listen to my breathing. Totally weird experience. I think zocdoc should remove her listing.
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She is very talented in her bedside skills, is very knowledgable about a woman's body, and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs something more than just a pill.
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I love this doctor! She is so nice & is very into knowing you as a person & not just your medical issue. She gave me all natural medicine to heal myself! I don't like doctor who just give you prescriptiondrugs that just act like a bandage! I just love love love this doctor! Finally a doctor who knows about taking care of yourself the natural & healthy way!
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Interesting. Seems pretty interested in me not only as a patient but as a human being. Did not get a full physical but that was probably because they had to verify my insurance. The appointment was after business hours I will need to come back.
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Her office is very unsanitary. There were samples of blood tubes and urine laying around randomly on her table and counter. I'm sure those samples should be properly stored in containers, away from the eyes of her next patient. I feltvery uncomfortable and dirty in that office. Doctor Chefas' manner was unprofessional, as she was trying too hard to befriend me, instead of focusing on my health issue. She was too pushy to make me go back to her office.
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I went to get my annual pap/gyno appointment so I could renew birth control but she didn't have that capability... She was very smart and very into cleansing the body, clean eating, natural etc.
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it was vry awesome...her experience pays the bill
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I have been a patient of Dr. Marika Cherfas for the last 15 years. The main factor that attracted me to her office was her integrative approach to treating her patients. Besides physical complaints, she is equally interested in the conditionof the person’s mind and spirit. When we discuss a medical problem, Dr. Cherfas always asks me questions about state of relationships within my family and at work, about my moods and thoughts, my plans and dreams, about my sleeping patterns and nutritional habits. Her main approach is to treat with the best supplements, natural hormonal balancing, and the most effective nutrition and self-care regime. Dr. Cherfas will write a prescription for a medication only as the last resort. She truly cares about her patients, and besides her astronomical knowledge and precise diagnosis and effective treatments, she is always on top of the preventive testing. When discussing blood tests, Dr. Cherfas always explains the connection between different numbers, which reflects a very important connection between different body organs and systems. When greeting her patients she right away pays attention to their appearance, weight, condition of skin, mood… I have a very serious medical condition, which is considered to be incurable, but with the help and care and integrative treatments by Dr. Cherfas, I can function at almost a miracle level. And all that is due to the Dr. Cherfas’s efforts to educate me and treat me as a whole person, considering not only physical, but psychological and social aspect of my illness. My husband and my son are also patients of Dr. Cherfas. And our whole family is grateful to her for keeping both our physical and emotional health in the best shape.
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I had to wait about 25 minutes to see Dr. Cherfas but it was worth it. She was friendly and made me feel comfortable to talk freely about my medical concerns. She is not the standard protocol doctor quick to prescribethe latest pharmaceutical and she has a wealth of knowledge of alternative medicine. I was very happy with my consultation and will follow up with Dr. Cherfas.
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Very knowledgeable, professional
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I did not enjoy my visit with Dr Cherfas, I felt as if it was very unprofessional and I did not feel comfortable in the doctors office. I felt as if it was unclean and her records and her nurses recordswere not out for display and it made me incredibly uncomfortable
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