Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

Internist

Book an Appointment

Choose your insurance
Loading...
Choose your insurance
Loading...
No Results
What's the reason for your visit?
Illness
1550 York Ave, New York , NY, 10028

Qualifications and Experience

Education

Hospital Affiliations

Languages Spoken

Board Certifications

Professional Memberships

Awards and Publications

In-Network Insurances

Specialties

Professional Statement

I am a board-certified Internist affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan who accept major insurance plans. We know that you are entrusting us with the most precious work – keeping you and your family healthy! I am dedicated to providing you with the best, most professional, and compassionate health care. As a Primary Care Doctor, I believe in an integrated and humanistic approach to Internal Medicine, in treating the patient rather than just the disease.

Zocdoc Awards

Verified Patient Reviews

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.)

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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 my trip) 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.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Good Dr with access to good referrals for all matters when specialists are needed . Knowledgeable and sensible approach to care.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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 and the 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!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Excellent! First time there. Very caring and nice staff. Front desk was a little hectic with other people asking for things, but still took me ontime! Would definitely recommend.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

I had a very positive experience coming here! The staff was positive and enjoyable to deal with, I got in very quick and they did an extensive workup for my first visit which made me feel as if they really do care about my health. Dr. Gafanovich herself was pleasant to talk to and was very attentive to my needs!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Thank you Dr. Gafanovich and staff!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Dr. Gafanovich was really great! She was attentive and really knowledgable on everything I asked. Best medical office experience I've had in New York City. Highly recommend!!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Dr. Gafanovich is effecient, clear, and knowledgeable. She and her staff are very friendly, and they create an environment that is welcoming and positive. Happy to call myself a regular parient.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

It was probably one of the best Doctor visit I ever had. From the ladies who greeted me in the front desk to Loretta to Dr. Gafanovich, everyone was excellent. They were able to see me, draw my labs and evaluate me under one hour. I have definitely found a primary Doctor.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Excellent crew, excellent service. I've been here several times over the last couple years and it's been a great experience every time.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

The office staff was kind and professional. The doctor was welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. As a new patient I was very impressed and will definitely make this office my primary care facility.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

I got there to be treated for an ear infection - basic antibiotics zpak needed. But the Dr. wanted to do a full Annual exam w blood work, EKG. Basically make more money off my plan and justified that I am a new patient hence she has to do this. What nonesense!!! No where in their new patient policy does it say a full annual exam is required. When i pushed back the office didn't even want to use my 2017 annual report. If you are a new patient, get ready for a big bill so they can milk you. I walked out and they tried to call me back but I will never put my health in jeoprady with a dr who doesn't care about patient care and more about how many more services she can add on to a sick patient.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Efficient office and competent and nice doctor. Does not get better than this.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Everyone at the office was incredibly fast, efficient, and kind! I felt really comfortable.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

The service was quick, efficient, and very enjoyable! Everyone was very friendly.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

The doctor and nurse were fine; although yhe nurse kept calling me 'girl'. She also used some kind of slang that I did not understand. The front desk personnel were both abrupt and rude. One of the front people began mumbling incoherently at one point and mid-way through I realized she was addressing me so I approached the counter and asked her to repeat herself because I could not hear or understand what she was saying. I am accustomed to being asked to approach the reception area when I am being addressed instead of being addressed from across the room. HIPAA best practices also support this kind of discretion... After the appointment, the other front desk person asked me when I would like to see the specialist, I said mornings are best and "as soon as possible." She commented that it "would not be as soon as possible" because the doctor is very busy. I commented that by definition the time that is available would be within the definition of as soon as possible. Ugh, rude is one thing but absurd is another! Also, there was a camera on the wall of the exam room that prompted me to speak with the nurse. The nurse said the camera was not functioning and was simply left on the wall because at some point in the past the room was used for xrays. The nurse said the camera was the method for monitoring whether the xrayed patients were not standing or positioning themselves correctly for the Xray. I found this explanation odd. Additionally the insurance forms are tailored to BC/BS. Not ok from a healthcare compliance pov.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Pretty satisfied. Staff were all nice. I had to doble check with my insurance as to whether or not their recommended screenings were covered but it was a minor inconvenience.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

I was treated promptly by a very courteous and professional Staff...Dr. Gafanovich was very thorough and took her time to get complete history and I appreciate and will follow up on her recommendations...thank you

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Really amazing staff. Everyone was easy to work with and very accommodating.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Great and caring doctor.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

I went to get travel vaccinations. They didn't mention or call prior to the appointment to ask I've already had a physical. Since I had, when I showed up they told me I basically couldn't be seen unless I wanted to pay out of pocket - since they bill travel vaccinations under physicals.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Great visit, I was left waiting in between tests for almost 40 minutes, other than that, great.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

First impression was that the office itself is quite drab and felt dirty, cluttered and smelled faintly of cigarette smoke. They got me in very quickly which was appreciated. The nurse was kind and did her job well. Dr. Gafanovich herself was nice but not necessarily warm in her demeanor. A positive and negative was that my prescription was filled quickly, however the negative was that they filled it at a pharmacy half way across the city (not the one I specified).

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

I asked them for some specific tests and she refuses to give them. Very, mean, and when you call even worst!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

I really like my experience at the office ..very attentive staff Down to earth people with good expertise just the way I like it..No complains whatsoever..

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Very friendly and professional help! Highly recommend!

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Everyone in the office was friendly and attentive and also operated in a very efficient manner.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

The Albanian tech was fantastic! She made me feel very comfortable. Fast easy nice clean etc

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Great doctor and great stuff!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Great doctor. It looks like that she's the only one in the community who is willing to help me and at least except some insurances. I was absolutely surprised to find out that she is Cornell professor , What were willing to except insurance. I could not find a single Cornell affiliated doctor in the area who is willing to except anything but cash. Again I'm very picky. I did not want non-Cornell doctor. Someday I may need hospital. I was so surprised that Copay can be in credit cards not cash like everywhere else. But the most surprising part of my visit was that i've seen the real doctor, not a nurse.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

It was amazing! I would definitely recommend her as your primary physician. My appointment was for 8:30am came in about 5 min after but didn't leave until after 10am. Which is understandable because I'm a new patient. The nurse was definitely fun and easygoing. Everyone was pleasant and I found my new physician!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

I think that Dr. Marina is a great doctor! I was referred to her as I did not have a general doctor and I am so happy that I went to see her. Her staff is awesome, fast and efficent. They have found a long term patient in me!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Terrible. I waited for over 2 hours! To get a simple prescription.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Dr. Marina is great and very friendly. Best thing about the clinic is that her staff is very efficient too. They took my blood test and physical before my consultation and the process was very quick. They told me the blood work results the same day too.

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Great doctor. No nonsense and to the point!

(Verified Patient)

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

No nonsense doctor . Good and efficient.