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Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

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

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

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1942328802

Office locations

Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

1550 York Ave

New York, NY 10028

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The doctor and her staff were attentive and well manered
Less than 1 month 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 6 months ago
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Doctor Gafanovich and her assistants are knowledgeable, fast working and kind.
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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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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!
Less 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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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 docare about my health. Dr. Gafanovich herself was pleasant to talk to and was very attentive to my needs!
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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.
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Thank you Dr. Gafanovich and staff!
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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.
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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!!
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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 evaluateme under one hour. I have definitely found a primary Doctor.
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Excellent crew, excellent service. I've been here several times over the last couple years and it's been a great experience every time.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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 ama 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.
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Dr. Gafanovich is very thorough and answers all questions and is really on top of everything. I have been at this practice for about four years now and am glad I made the move.
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Efficient office and competent and nice doctor. Does not get better than this.
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Everyone at the office was incredibly fast, efficient, and kind! I felt really comfortable.
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The service was quick, efficient, and very enjoyable! Everyone was very friendly.
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No nonsense doctor . Good and efficient.
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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 mumblingincoherently 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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
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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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Great doctor. No nonsense and to the point!
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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 topay 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.
More than 1 year ago
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