Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

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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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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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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

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Dr. Gafanovich is amiable, kind, responsible, and strong. I feel assured, comfortable and safe with her taking care of me. A very good visit indeed.

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I've seen Dr. Gafanovich for several years now. I love her and her staff. they are professional and friendly. She's very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.

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I recently got a physical with Dr. Gafanovich for the first time and she and her team were really great. I hate needles and can't help but freak out, and the nurses really helped me get through it. The doctor also referred me to great specialists in the neighborhood for other things I needed to discuss.

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The NP was not as good as Dr gafanovich. Didn't listen to my heart or lungs! But Dr G is amazing when she is there.

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Very knowledgeable, professional, and direct - sets realistic expectations.

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I have a crippling fear of needles and unfortunately needed multiple travel vaccinations for an upcoming trip out of the country. Dr. Gafanovich is a pro! She was done before I even noticed she had started. Great sense of humor, great bedside manner.

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Very friendly and helpful office, extremely professional all around.

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I thought she was great. Staff bery friendly. Doc is knowledgable. Listens to any issues and will either treat, test or refer appropriately. Felt comfortable that she knew what she was doing and took the time to discuss everything w me.

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Fantastic Doctor! Overall I had a very pleasant visit and the Doctor was very thorough. Great bedside matter of both the Doctor and Nurse allowed me to be comfortable and understand all results and information.

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Great doctor. Carefully listens, carefully goes over your chart, makes recommendations clearly. Excellent bedside manner. No waiting, Staff also excellent. No reminders necessary. Friendly and professional.

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Marina made me feel so comfortable in my first visit with her. She took time to get to know a little bit more but didn't pry into my life too much which was refreshing. She listened to my concerns and developed quick strategies.

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Quick and efficient – went for travel vaccinations and medication. Had to have a physical done before seeing Marina, however, I was in and out in less than an hour. The office is a little outdated, but the staff was friendly and helpful.

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She is the best.

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She took the time to explain. She was attentive and listened. Too many doctors today make you feel like you're on an assembly line, and you get to see the actual doctor for about 90 seconds. Dr. Gafanovich is NOT like that; she takes here time with you until you get all the information you need.

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Do not go to this doctor. I went as part of an annual physical and they performed multiple tests without A. letting me know they were doing so and B. that they would not be covered by my insurance as party of a typical annual physical exam (I would not have agreed to them if I knew they were being performed). They then purposefully coded other tests that would normally be covered by insurance with a code that left them not covered as part of an annual physical under the Affordable Care Act. I've had a five-month back and forth with this doctor's office and their billing department (and so has my insurance company) and they have refused to change their coding or comply with my insurance company to correct their wrongdoing and have these tests be properly covered. My insurance company broker said it was the most deceitful case she's ever come across, and a blatant attempt to take more money from the patient.

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I have been coming to see Dr. Gafanovich for a while and this office never disappoints. The experience is exceptional! She is very attantive, cares about her patients and always gives great recommendations.

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The doctor and staff are quick, polite and knowledgeable. Another seamless visit. I highly recommend this doctor