Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

Internist

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1550 York Ave, New York , NY, 10028

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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.

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

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Great and caring doctor.

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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.

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

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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).

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

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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..

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Very friendly and professional help! Highly recommend!

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

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

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Great doctor and great stuff!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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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.

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Great doctor. No nonsense and to the point!

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Doctor Gafanovich and Staff were very helpful with all my questions and needs, happy to have her as my new Doctor.

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Dr. Gafanovich and her staff were not only very professional, but kind and understanding. They didn't waste time, yet still made sure to communicate with me actively as to what was happening. My physical was easy as was getting the medication that I needed. Wait time was minimal. I felt like I was being listened to when I spoke rather than just humored and I plan to be a returning patient to this practice.

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She is very personable and takes her time. Great office staff!

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Horrible. The Yelp reviews are more accurate. She is averse to having any physical contact with her patients. She hardly perform any manual exam, but instead relies too much on tests. She does not listen to your concerns. Yes she's pausing to let you speak, but she's not really listening. Additionally, she only treats you on what you tell her on what ails you at that moment and instead of her investigating a more underlying cause of the problem. As a doctor, her job is also to be an educator. She does not give you any explanation on the test or procedure that you're about to take. She does not educate you on what my be causing your ailment at the moment. And I don't know where all these glowing reviews are coming from; she probably had gotten her friends and family and her staff's friends and family to create a ZocDoc account, make a fake appointment so that they're able to post a magnificent review of her practice here. I say this because I booked my visit Dr. Gafanovich via ZocDoc because I'd rather not talk to her front office staff, esp. that miserable creature Jasmine. And when I came into my appointment, they didn't have my appointment and said they don't check ZocDoc and blamed it on me for walking-in without an appointment to which I showed them my ZocDoc confirmation and waited an hour. No apologies. And they are ready for me they just shoved a cup to me, no instructions as to whether if I am holding onto it until I'm told they need a sample, or do I go now. Afterwards, Jasmine YELLS at you on where to put the cup. And throughout the visit, staff are walking in and out to take phone calls; and on one instance, Jasmine walked in while I was getting a test to show the nurse a picture on her Facebook. I just did not have the energy to argue then, as was already ill and not feeling well, thus the visit to Dr. Gafanovich. There's a sign before you enter the door that says please refrain from using you phone as a courtesy to other patients. And yet here they are, the staff, using their phones and inconveniencing their patients . Above all, Jasmine is rude , crude, uncivil, and ill-mannered. She represent Dr. Gafanovich's office and practice. She does not help you with your insurance at all. I mean that's their job. She does not tell you what's covered on the visit and the tests being done and she asks you call your insurance instead with the codes, right there and then before the tests is being done. I only mention this because from the past, I've always have to shell out at least more out-of-pocket after after a visit here. And I have an excellent insurance coverage not one these insipid ObamaCare insurance. The front office is unhelpful and unprofessional. The type of service one would get at DMV or McDonald's. Only person there who is professional and actually doing her job is the nurse from Albania, A person walks into a Doctor's office because he or she is not feeling well or is sick. And one is sick, his/her level of anxiety is high. After visiting Dr. Gafanovich's office and esp. encountering that horrid and detestable Jasmine, one walks out feeling more ill and aggravated, and has a higher anxiety than when he/she first walked-in and felt like you've just been mugged. First rule of the Hippocratic Oath is non nocere" or “first, do no harm” “primum. In Dr. Gafanovich;s office their first rule and only rule is DO HARM.

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Dr Gafanovich and her team were all professional, polite and efficient. I would recommend.

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Everyone was very friendly, and great at helping me get what I needed and get back to work on short notice. Loved working with them, and am glad that I selected her as my primary care physician!

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Very professional and informative with each step of the process. Staff and Marina were very receptive and helpful with questions or concerns. Great visit!

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Dr. Gafanovich is caring and thorough physician, my husband and I both think she is very knowledgeable and highly intelligent..

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Dr. Gafanovich and her team are FANTASTIC! So kind, thorough, and caring! I have found my doctor... The best I have seen since I've been in NYC! Highly recommended!!

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The service was great. They were really busy and for some reason didn't get my online appointment request, but they fit me in anyways. The staff was friendly and helpful and Dr. Gafanovich was very informative to explain my test results and make recommendations. The time from arrive to completion was almost 2 hours, but given the circumstances I think that it was impressive.

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I received excellent care.

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Bait and switch. Advertises as the place you can come for travel vaccinations. When you get there they refuse to do any without you doing a full physical. Complete waste of time. Went to someone else and got it taken care of in 15 minutes without requiring physical.

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I liked the Dr a lot but the wait time for me was a little annoying so not sure if I'd go back. That said she seemed thorough and was very nice

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I had the earliest appt at 830am, and did not see her until after 9:30am when i left the waiting room i was in to ask how much longer it would be as i had to be somewhere at 10:15.

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Professional, informative, and provided a good balance of reasoning for what she told me. The staff was remarkable. They are pleasant yet efficient.

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Dr. Gafanovich was bright, professional and compassionate. Her examination was very detailed and thorough.

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Great as always. The best doctor in NYC!

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She was so helpful and professional I will be back soon for another visit

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She was very friendly and took all the time I needed even though she was busy. She really listened and wanted to know about me and my background.

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She's great very attentive. Made me feel very comfortable. Like her a lot.!!

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Great doctor. Always helpful.

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This doctor continues to amaze me: she is so thorough and straight forward. Super sweet and made me feel so comfortable!

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I think I have been seeing dr Gavonovich for about 10 years. There is barely any waiting if at all. She is always upbeat, friendly and warm. . She listens carefully and does not forget what u tell her. She explains everything and gives you her honest opinion. We are a team dedicated to my health and healthcare. Her staff is the best as well. They are expert at what they do, also friendly and supportive. I enjoy visiting dr G's office. I am always relaxed and comfortable no matter what