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*** THYROID ISSUES ONLY -- For all other endocrine issues (including diabetes), please seek out a General Endocrinologist *** Dr. Martin Barandes is a Thyroid Endocrinologist located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In continuous practice since 1971, he specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of thyroid disorders. Dr. Barandes is board certified in Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American College of Nuclear Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
This doctor is so caring. I don't enjoy going to the doctors, who does? But I would completely recommend him. Dr. Barandes is a patient and understanding man. He clearly knows what he is talking about and he walks you through step by step with explanations of the care he is providing and his conclusions. His staff is great, yes it is my first meeting with them. But I've been to other places and you can tell by their attitudes that he is a great doctor to work for.
Great experience. Dr. Barandes and all staff are highly knowledgeable and very friendly.
I had an excellent experience at Dr. Barandes' practice, much welcome after my terrible experience with my last endocrinologist (including, but not limited to, 3-hour waits, forgetting who I was at a 2-week follow-up, high copays, a dirty office, and simply writing off my extreme fatigue as "working out too much"). Dr. Barnades gave me a thyroid sonogram, which I haven't received in my course of care thus far, and explained to me what my thyroid looked like compared to a "normal" one. Bloodwork was done on-site by one of his medical assistants, who was excellent. He took time to answer my questions and even provided me with recommendations for an ophthalmologist, primary care doctor, and OBGYN, all with names and addresses from memory. When I remarked at how thorough he was in examining my thyroid and giving me recs to other doctors, he said that it is his "job to be an advocate" for his patients. I left the clean, centrally-located office feeling respected, listened to, and taken care of.
Very direct!!! Nice Doc!!! I recommend
An excellent doctor highly experienced in his field, notably recommended by others.
Dr. Barandes is an excellent Endocrinologist (Thyroid specialist) - He is very thorough and finds out things that other doctors don't. I went 13 years with no thyroid function, all other doctors saying that my thyroid was normal, until I saw Dr. Barandes. He picked up on the problem right away. Thanks to him, my life got back on track, I felt so much better, and eventually I even lost over 100 lbs. This doctor really knows what he is doing.
Zocdoc didnt tell me he only specializes in thyroid, so it was pretty much a waste of time as that wasnt why i wanted to see an endo. That being said, did not hold against him as zocdoc should make clearer. Nonetheless, he insisted i get my thyroid checked and said "everyone i see has a thyroid problem" and while that may be true not everyone needs to see a doc for it especially when they arent concerned about it and have no related symptoms. I felt he was out to get my $$ and also the receptionist was pretty rude on the phone and a bit clueless in person. I scheduled a 3 month follow up for my "benign thyroid follow up" simply because he insisted i do so (despite not needing to do anything for it) and to get out of there faster, however i will be canceling such appointment as it was a waste of time and money.
Phenomenal endocrinologist very thorough and kind another great doctor very pleased.
Dr. Barandes was highly professional, knowledgable, and had great bedside manner. I highly recommend him!!!
He was very professional. All my questions were answered. He was very thorough with his explanation. I would definitely recommend Dr. Barandes.
Dr. was excellent and great manner. Long wait but i was able to make a very last minute appointment. Very much appreciate his work and the staff. Highly recommend.
Best experience I have ever had! Comforting, empathetic, and extremely knowledgable!
My visit was phenomenal. I could not ask for a better visit overall. Dr Barandes was thorough, caring and beyond knowledgeable. Maria his assistant was fantastic as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found this dr during this extremely nerve wracking time in my life. I was able to find him through zocdoc and seriously can't thank them enough.
Dr. Barandes is one of the kindest doctors I have ever met!
Dr. Barandes is the best doctor. He is kind and knows his stuff. I adore him.
He is one of the nicest doctors I've ever met. You can tell he really cares about his patients. His staff is also very kind.
Very nice doctor-- professional and direct manner
Amazing Doctor ????
This doctor is so connected to his patients that he will go above and beyond resolving the issue and letting people feel comfortable with him Super professional doctor!
Doctor was friendly and knowledgeable. He made me feel very comfortable which helped me be more open about my symptoms.
Doctor Barandes is wonderful. Incredibly professional and personable. I did have to wait a VERY long time to be seen. And, if he wasn't as wonderful as he was, I would have really been unhappy.
This was my first visit with this doctor, and by just touching my throat he made the diagnosis. Without even waiting for my blood results he already sent the prescription to the pharmacy. Later that day, some of the blood results came, but not all, and he confirmed his diagnosis. This doctor wouldn't even wait until my blood results were back to diagnose me and put me on medication. He is the very reason nobody trusts doctors anymore, because they are hesitant to put you on medication instead of looking deeper to what caused it. He told me I was going to get my condition because it runs in my family and that there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. Do yourself a favor and find another doctor.
Wait time was a bit long, so definitely arrive 15 minutes early if it's your first visit to fill out paperwork. The wait was a bit long but it was because someone arrived late for their appointment which pushed things back for everyone. Lovely staff. I will definitely recommend people to this place. Doctor was very caring and made me feel like everything was going to be okay, also answered all my questions.
He is a real experience physician.
It was great! He really specializes only on thyroid so other reviews are correct he will not go into other things at all. He was very clear about what was wrong and next steps. He also was very kind.
I trust him totally and completely. He is second to none! He is the ultimate mentch! & his extensive advice makes me feel cared for in a very loving and exclusive way. He has a knack for doing that. With no exaggeration - The absolute best in his field!
Every thing went well! Thank you
Immensely knowledgeable, vastly experienced, and obviously genuinely into what he does, takes the time to talk with you. Dr. Barandes came very highly recommended by my regular doctor, and I can see why.
The doctor is kind and well informed in his VERY PARTICULAR area of expertise where ch is the thyroid. He was unable and unwilling to even look at any other issues( ie hormonal stuff)
I love this guy. He checked out my thyroid, and made me feel totally at ease. Also called my other doctors idiots, in the nicest possible way, which they were! Fifty years in endocrinology = does not waste your time + does know what he is talking about. Dr Barandes is great.
Dr. Barandes was kind. He listened and so far, I am doing very well with his recommendations.
He's a very gentle guy, nice to sit and talk to and care about his patients.
I love him! He was great. He knows what he is doing, extremely friendly and explains everything clearly. The receptionist were very friendly as well. The Medical Assistants we very comforting. An overall great experience. Will be going back :)
It was perfect, the doctor is very competent and super caring.
I choose Dr. Barandes because of all the great reviews and you know what he was worth my visit and met my expectations!! He had the best service, very engaging, good listener and very resourceful and valuable feedback/recommendations!!! I
Experienced and super nice !
As long as the info the office provided regarding ins coverage is correct, this place is just what a doctor's office should be but so often isn't!!!! Dr. Barandes is personable and efficient with wonderful listening skills. He thoroughly reviewed my test results with me, explaining things as he went. He provided clear next steps for me and even gave me the names of two doctors he recommended who should take my insurance, which has been a real struggle for me. He asked me a lot of questions to gather/clarify info during the visit, and he is obviously very experienced, knowledgeable, and focused in his area of expertise. I felt like a real patient instead of an object on the receiving end of a cookie-cutter agenda or being "treated" only as a rote flowchart with just enough "treatment" to avoid a lawsuit, like so many other places. Nurses and staff friendly and kind. Definitely recommend!!
Dr. Barandes was very knowledgeable and took his time listening to my symptoms. He was able to diagnose me correctly (unlike several other doctors I had visited before) and provide the right dosage of medication for my thyroid.
Wonderful doctor and staff. Takes the time to listen to concerns and explain everything. Highly recommend!
Supportive, kind and very direct. Seems like he has a lot of experience with thyroid issues and highly recommend him to anyone with questions
Very nice personel
Friendly, obviously knowledgeable regarding thyroid conditions.
The best of the best. Make you feel really comfortable.
I cried. He didn't ask me why I was there. What symptoms I was having. Worse I received a review in waiting firm his office that said the following symptoms are NEGATIVE. It was POSITIVE symptoms plus a history and diagnosis from other specialist that prompted this visit. 9 Out of Ten symptoms I have are Positive. He noted them negative BECAUSE HE REFUSED TO LET ME TELL HIM.
I was skeptical Dr. Barandes would live up to the high reviews, but he did... and then some. His bedside manner is all one hopes for in their doctors.
He is an extremely nice person.
An amazing doctor! He took his time to explain everything, an added bonus that I was the last patient of the day.
I absolutely adore this man. One of the best ( if not the best doctor) I've met in my entire life. Super highly recommended. PS He is strictly thyroid specialist but he'll gladly recommend general endocrinologists and other specialists. Do not be afraid to ask.
Amazing, highly recommended. Courteous, kind, and sympathetic, he took his time and heard all i had to say about my long-standing health issues. Even better, he diagnosed an issue! Call his amazing staff and make an appointment today for a wonderful experience.
The practice is operated by Crystal Run Healthcare company, but the consultation was done by Dr. Barandes. He has decades of experience of Thyroid treatment. Kind and savvy, the right person to ask if you have thyroid problems!