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Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

New York, NY

About Dr. Marina Gafanovich

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Marina Gafanovich is a skilled and qualified internist. She runs her private practice, located in New York, NY, where she welcomes patients for the treatment of a range of common and specialized conditions. She is also affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Gafanovich graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, where she earned her medical degree. She then went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at North Shore University Hospital. She is also an active member of the New York County Medical Society. Fluent in English and Russian, Dr. Gafanovich is widely accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. As a primary care doctor, she believes that an integrated and humanistic approach is required for treating the patient rather than just the disease. She is a recipient of the 2011 Patients' Choice award. Whenever she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her two kids and a dog named Charlie.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Doctor of Medicine
  • North Shore University Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • New York County Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Benefits of Annual Examination
  • Preventing Heart Diseases
  • 2011 Patients Choice

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1942328802

Dr. Marina Gafanovich's office location

Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

1550 York Ave

New York, NY 10028

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Highly recommended! Marina listen to my concerns and immediately referred me to additional checks which were very helpful. Her staff was attentive and kind, they scheduled for me an appointment for the exam I needed in the same day.
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Highly competent, personable, and empathetic.
Less than 1 month ago
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I was treated like royalty! The staff was very open, considerate, and professional! Dr Gafanovich put all my initial fears to rest! I ACTUALLY ENJOYED MY SESSION! I WILL RECOMMEND DR GAFANOVICH TO ANYONE I KNOW THAT'S TRAVELING ABROAD! THANKSTO ALL THE STAFF AND QUEEN BEE DR GAFANOVICH! I LOVE YOU ALL! SINCERELY...JEAN
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Highly recommend Dr. Marina Gafanovich! She really took the time to understand what was wrong and asked so many questions. She will definitely be my main doctor as long as I live in NYC!
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This was my first visit. My visit was quick and efficient. No waiting. Everyone at the office was professional. I was handled with care. No complaints.
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Pretty standard check up, though they seemed a little bit uncoordinated while I was there (different people would pop their head in without coming in to do anything, and I wasn't asked about some things I have been by other doctors,e.g. number of drinks per week, number of caffeinated beverages per day).
Less than 3 months ago
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Her staff and the Doctor were incredibly relaxed but professional. They explained what would be happening during my exam and guided me through each step. I had samples taken and the staff were so skilled, the blood sample was barely noticeable!Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a Upper East Side office :)
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Was able to avoid a procedure (for IUD) with Dr. Gafanovich. Very efficient visit!
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I need pre-op testing done immediately and found Dr. Gafanovich on -line, so was not sure what to expect. I got a same day appointment, had all of the necessary tests, and a very thorough history and physical. The process wasextremely well organized and efficient, and the staff were all competent and pleasant. I could not have had a better experience. By the way, I was an executive in a hospital system for 30 years, so I can tell a good practice from a bad one.
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Dr. Marina was very nice. She listened and gave decent advices. She was careful when prescribing medicines and would not encourage the habit forming ones. The nurse there was nice and gentle too.
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dr g and her staff are always kind and make me feel comfortable during my appts. very professional but not cold. wait times are almost always less than 15m with me often going back immediately. highly recommend
Less than 3 months ago
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Really great physician. Friendly and to the point.
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She’s incredibly thorough and explains everything well. Great primary care doc :)
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She is very understanding and a good listener I will definitely use her as my PCP going forward
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Went for my first visit this week and loved the staff at Dr. Gafanovich’s office! It’s a bit busy, but they handle the workload well. Highly recommended!
Less than 6 months ago
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I love Dr. G and her staff! She's very understanding and her staff is quite kind. Also, when I needed a referral they did their best to get me in touch with reputable specialist within my network.
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My appointment was scheduled for the afternoon and I received a call a few hours before asking me to come in ASAP. I did, and had to wait. The second time I booked with this doctor I made an appointment for3 pm, and they emailed me telling me to come in at 8 am or another day. When I called to find out why, I was met with rude reception who failed to answer my questions. I won't be going back.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very helpful staff. Dr. Gafanovich was very busy but still took the time to hear my many concerns. Overall, comfortable and easy experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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Got an appt right away!!!! Entire team professional and caring. Dr. G was empathic and thorough. Provided all the tests needed on the premises. Bloodwork, urinalysys, and other which was helpful. Didn’t have to tun around to labs, etc. Gavereferrals and booked an appointment for Warm. Caring. Felt I was in good hands.
Less than 1 year ago
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I have to say Jasmine was an incredible nurse. I’m terrible with blood work and she ensured I was comfortable and relaxed. She was extremely professional. The doctor was very thorough and very understanding. Great experience overall.. could use some organization up front but nothing terrible.
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Dr. Gafanovich runs a busy office but her staff keeps things running smoothly.
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Very efficient office, I waited no time despite arriving a bit late, and the nursing staff as well as Dr. Gafanovich are professional.
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The doctor and her staff were attentive and well manered
Less than 1 year ago
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Amazing doctor no wait time very friendly great staff would highly recommend
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I love Dr. Gafanovich. I have been going to her for years.
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My visit was for the purpose of receiving vaccinations for travel. Everything was conducted in a fast, yet professional matter.
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Very thorough and professional
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Quick in and out appointment. Little waiting time.
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She is a doctor who listens to you and cares about her patients.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Gafanovich for years now. She is friendly, knowledgeable and listens to your concerns. She is always learning new things and passing them along to her patients. I respect her judgement and would highly recommendher. i never had an annual physical that was so thorough.My husband now sees her as well and is very happy.
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Dr. Gafanovich is extremely professional. Her entire staff makes the process go by seamlessly. From the moment you walk in the the moment you walk out you're always being attended to, so that an entire appt takes 30/45 min (literally, Iwalked in at 9:30 and walked out at 10:15). Plus, they work very well with your insurance and any providers to make sure everything is coded correctly. Would highly recommend for a no-nonsense Dr who can answer any and all questions you may have.
Less than 1 year ago
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I've been seeing Dr. Gafanovich for almost 10 years now as a GP and she's fantastic.
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Doctor Gafanovich and her assistants are knowledgeable, fast working and kind.
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The doctor and her staff were great. I felt super comfortable and informed through my entire visit. They answered any questioned I had with detail and made sure I understood everything before I left.
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Had a wonderful first visit with Dr. Gafanovich. No-nonsense but also personable and knowledgable. In particular, her nurse was phenomenal. Despite being down some staff members and totally busy, she took blood without me knowing it had evenhappened (really!), was so friendly and put me totally at ease. Very happy to have found this practice.
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This was the second time I visited Dr. Gafanovich. She had above-average bedside manner and her staff makes you feel very much welcomed. Would recommend.
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Great and caring doctor.
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Very fast service, great information given immediately
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friendly service; organized; detailed and informative. i don't ever see doctors for anything, so i was very pleased that when i finally decided to go, the experience was smooth and painless.
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Dr. Gafanovich has a great demeanor / bedside manner. She was approachable, didn’t seem hurried and made herself available to answer any questions. Her staff was helpful as well.
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Dr. Gafanovich was very nice and attentive. The nurses were personable and made me feel very comfortable even though it was my first time. I was required to have a credit card on file which was new for me but overall I had a positive experience.
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She was great! Friendly. Knowledgeable. Took the time to explain what I needed after listening to me. She actually took my blood pressure rather than an assistant. Meticulous. She actually showed me the vaccines and their expiration dates!My visit only took a few minutes, but she never rushed. She answered all my questions. She was reassuring.
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Great doctor and staff. Very caring
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Overall great experience. The PA was excellent, and Marina was great - efficient without being rushed. The paperwork is a bit archaic, but beyond that, no complaints. I appreciated the doctor's willingness to help with anything that might come up between visits (IE vaccines, forms for work etc.)
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The whole visit from when I walked into the door to when I left was so easy, welcoming and convenient! Everyone from the receptionist, nurses and Dr. Garanovich herself were extremely welcoming and answered all of my questions and concerns.
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Dr Marina is very kind, quick and efficient. It was a pleasure to be able to speak Russian - my native language- with her and her front desk staff.
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Terrible experience. Her website is called New York travel clinic yet they have no clue. Her site lists Vaccines on their Vaccines page yet when I arrived they told me they dont provide those (like polio booster I needed for mytrip) and I would need to go to another doctor. When I asked them what vaccines I need for my trip they said they didnt know because their internet is down. I came from downtown in the middle of the day. Wasted 2hrs of time from work. Office is dingy and dark. Felt like a complete scam practice. They are in no way a Travel Health specialized clinic like her website says.
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Dr. Gafanovich and her staff is very kind and professional. you receive results from the labs in a short time and they get emailed to you so you can keep a copy for your records. The office is well equipped andthe wait time is reasonable. One thing that should be improved is the tense atmosphere. The office is fast paced and team looks under a lot of stress, maybe they are short with staff. The team is constantly running around the various rooms and the patients are moved from a room to another. It's not a relaxing experience to go there somehow... The fact that they are overwhelmed is not affecting the way they treat patience.They all act very professional. I would suggest they need extra staff and put on some relaxing music!
More than 1 year ago
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Good Dr with access to good referrals for all matters when specialists are needed . Knowledgeable and sensible approach to care.
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I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Gafanovich. She had to give me some shots, for an upcoming trip. There was a clear explanation of the required shots and all the effects. She was very gentle with administrating the shots. She is a very good doctor.
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