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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Naveen Pesala specializes in internal medicine and Primary Care. With 11 years of experience, Dr. Pesala's passion is great patient care to each and every patient.He likes to focus on risk factor reduction and management, as well as identifying early disease markers. He is passionate about preventive medicine for his patients and there long term health goals.Dr .pesala is trained and qualified in prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis with truvada, is trained in treatment of stds.office provides on site blood work with certain medical health plans .
Verified Patient Reviews
The visit was quick and efficient. The medication prescribe was excellent. My pain was relief few minute after I took the medication. I love that, and I believe he is very knowledgeable. I will go back again.
Dr. Pesala is really professional always seeking the best of his patients. I highly recommend him. He is really caring and respectful.
Extremely friendly and professional, worked quickly, clearly had read the recent literature and research. Honestly my biggest complaint is that they called me into the exam room too fast and I still hadn’t finished my insurance card in my wallet! Obviously a good problem to have.
He was thorough and I felt very comfortable with him. I would definitely recommend.
Pedals took care of me in a speedy and efficient manner. He gave me good feedback and prompt service. The wait was not long at all and hope it stays that way for many visits to come.
Dr. Pesala is patient, relaxed and listens well!
Dr. Pesala is a gem of a doctor. I’m definitely staying with him as my main doctor. I switched my PCP so I can have him as my primary. Best decision ever!
This was my first visit with the doctor. Dr. Pesala was delightful. Great bedside manner. He's a keeper!
Overall great experience
The doctor was very prompt and able to address all my concerns. He scheduled a follow-up and was able to prescribe appropriate medication to help with the condition.
Dr. Pesala is very thorough and efficient in his examination. Good advice on maintain good health. He is also available for check-ins so no more Cure/CityMD visits during work hours.
Dr. Naveen is such a kind, caring and knowledgeable physician. I was a little nervous at first going in but he made sure to make me comfortable and was extremely informative. Glad I was able to find a passionate doctor so close to my neighborhood.
Good doctor, very professional. He welcomed my questions and his answers were very helpful.
First of all the place was very beautiful clean and welcoming. The receptionist was great very helpful and Dr Naveen meets all your needs
I booked a initial visit appointment with Dr. Pesala's office searching for a new PCP. My original appointment was for 12:30, however, due to circumstances I had to reschedule the day of to 3:30. Being this was my first visit I arrived at his office about 20 mins early expecting a wait. This was definitely not the case. Dr. Pesala actually met me as I entered his office and proceeded to escort me directly back to his examining room. He performed all diagnostics, addressed all of my concerns himself and with his great demeanor made me feel as comfortable as one could be visiting a physician. As my cosultation was done I was instructed to stop at his receptionist and complete a few documents before I left. Walking out the door I happened to glance at my watch. It wasn't even my scheduled appointment time of 3:30. All things considered, Im very confident in my decision on my new PCP Dr. Pesala!
He’s a very good doctor
I would recommend Dr. Pesala to anyone. On time, and very friendly.
I had a great experience with Dr. Pesala ! He's incredibly professional, efficient, friendly and informative. He took the time to listen and answer any questions. Scheduling my appointment was easy and I didn't have to wait. The office assistant was friendly and efficient as well. 5 stars all around. Thank you for showing me that doctors visits can actually be a great experience!
Very dissatisfied.Saw him as a primary doctor few times,went with flank pain which I knew was kidney pain since I had kidney stones in the past. His response after me telling him I knew it was my kidney stones hurting me was that it was just back ache. He rushed to get me out the office by giving me muscle relaxers. One month later I’ve been to the hospital 3 times, got an ESWOL to blast the stones and my last time was a few days ago when I was admitted for 3 days and got surgery yesterday to remove my obstructing stone in my ureter causing me immense pain.
Great bedside manner. Courteous and professional. Answered all of my questions and was prompt and respectful. Would highly recommend for primary care.
I missed my appointment so I just do booked
It was excellent. Dr. Pasala answered all the questions and concerns I had. He was precise and to the point and shows that he truly cares about his patients.
One of the only doctors I've ever been to who does all of the checkup personally and will sit and talk for a few minutes about any concerns. Feels like a real "family doctor," which is especially great since truly personal service is hard to come by in the city.
Very professional and knowledgeable highly recommended
I was seen only 5 minutes after checking in. Dr. Pesala was amazing! He listened to my concerns and provided great care and advice.
He is a passive aggressive doc. Also a bit disorganized and had a typo on my diagnosis which he failed to correct in the system. Was a bit unprofessional and did not give details to explain esoteric / medical issues, just stated them. Overall I didn't feel like he was looking out for me. I felt like he was trying to prove that he was smarter than me, which was strange.
The doctor greeted me at the doctor. I almost thought his secretary had gone for the day, but she was at our desk. He'd read what I wrote on ZocDoc when I scheduled the appointment, but still listened when I explained my pains and discomfort. He didn't downplay what I'm feeling, as many doctors are wont to do (don't you hate when doctors suggest that you're imagining pain!). He was also able to refer me to doctors to follow up on specific pains. Finally, he showed me a video of the areas i. Which I have pain so I could visualize what it happening to me internally.
Virtually NO wait. Prescribed birth control for the YEAR which was amazing and helped address other symptoms I was worried about and provided a referral to look more into these symptoms
Hands down best MD in harlem, the quality and care given in the service you recieve at this office can't be compared. For all those looking for a MD make Pesala your choice!!!
Found my new PCP.........Dr. Pesala and his staff are great!
Dr.Pesala was very nice and he answered all of my questions.
I was incredibly pleased with my first visit with Dr. Pesala. I was able to make the appt. the same day, which was incredibly helpful since I was in a lot of pain. He greeted me with warmth, was caring, knowledgeable & extremely professional. His examination room & waiting room were clean & well maintained. His front desk staff was kind as well. He noticed a possible interaction with a medicine that an urgent care doctor prescribed for me a week prior and my regular medication, which I was grateful for him finding. His bedside manner is impeccable & I couldn't help thinking about why I hadn't found him sooner (as my previous doctor's office was very disappointing).
Dr. Pesala has been a great doctor to have!
He is very honest and takes my health very serious. I am fortunate to have him
Dr. Pesala was a great listener and very personal. I was seen very promptly and had a fantastic experience. Thanks!
He is truly concerned with the health of his patients. I left feeling more invested in my own health after my appointment.
He is great and very personal, that is what I missed at doctors offices.
He's always professional, pleasant and informative.
Quick check-in, warm and friendly staff and a knowledgeable physician with impeccable bedside manner, what more can you ask for? This was a wonderful visit. Dr. Pesala took the time to answer all of my questions. I intend to perform all follow-up and annual visits with Dr. Pesala.
No wait. Dr was professional and helped a great deal.
Doctor Pesala is very pleasant and he know's his stuff.
I was seen very quickly. The doctor made sure all my questions were answered. The whole staff is friendly. I had a very good experience. I will definitely recommend other people.
Got seen right away and Dr. Pesala was super helpful, knowledgable, and very clear. Highly recommend.
He is an excellent diagnostician, and was able to address my problems swiftly and with authority. I value doctors who conduct a thorough examination and who ask you lots of questions before making any diagnoses or recommendations.
Very polite and professional
Very friendly and thoroughly explained everything. Only waited maybe a minute or two in the waiting room.
Short wait & excellent practitioner; Dr. Pesala was kind, effecient & to the point.
I really liked Dr. Pesala, I went to him for a pre-surgery check up because my PCP wasn't available. I literally went the day before surgery and he made sure my surgeon received my blood-work and also followed up with me.
He is amazing, very kind, easy to talk to and makes you fee very comfortable. Thanks Dr. N!
He was friendly and efficient. He explained everything he was doing before and during. He gave me a few "if this...then this" which I appreciate because it helps address my anxiety around not knowing what's going on with my body. It was a great first visit.
Dr. Pesala was an amazing doctor. He was attentive and thorough. I will be returning to him again for my annual checkup and any other medical needs.
What a terrible experienced this was. Just trying to get a referral was SUCH A NIGHTMARE. The receptionist Camile gave me such a hard time telling me that I had to get evaluated after I had just seen the doctor a month ago. Twice calling for referrals was a nightmare. I would never recommend going to this doctor. Very unprofessional.
The visit was great he was very professional the wait was at least 5min he's a very good listener and observer. Overall great doctor to come see
I am really happy with my visit. Doctor is very professional. He shows concerns and listens carefully to you. I recommend and will definitely go back!
I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Pesala. He's extremely professional and has the best bedside manner. I felt very comfortable talking to him just about everything and he's super knowledgeable about all the questions I had.
He was very attentive, professional and has a great personality for chatting with patients
Dr. Pesala was very prompt and professional, talked me through everything and was a pleasure to be around.
Well informed, well mannered . Genuinely concerned
Very nice Doctor. Seems to cover all options for patient's care.
Zero wait time, excellent doctor.
Very nice and professional. Quick in and out with the medication needed
Dr. Pasala was both friendly and professional. He listened carefully to my concerns and was thorough and compassionate.
He was extremely nice! He makes you feel comfortable and listens to everything you have to say. I would recommend him to anyone. I will now make him my primary doctor.
Very professional and great experience. Dr. Pesala fielded all of my questions in a thorough and precise way. I would highly recommend to perspective patients.
Dr. Pesala was quick in attending me. He asked me the appropriate questions and addressed all of my own. Drew blood and I didnt even feel a pinch. I felt more relieved going to him today. Will def be coming back for a follow up.
Overall was a quick but helpful visit.
he was very profesional and courteous
From the moment i walked in and spoke with reception, I felt 100% taken care of. Dr. Pesala greeted me and was very attentive to my needs. All around great experience!
He was very pleasent to speak to and very direct.Im definitely seeing him again.
Super warm, professional and respectful. Loved his bedside manner and would highly recommend.
Dr. Pesala is the best!
I came because i was sick, he didn't prescribe me anything, which I am am happy about. I think he's good. I can't say much since it was really short.
Dr Pesala was courteous, pleasant, and took the time to answer my questions and ask me for details about my medical history. Very good impression, I would recommend him.
Very professional and welcoming environment. Nice to have a primary care physician so close to home and work.
He's comforting and straight forward
I thought Dr Pesala was a great PCP. He listened to my concerns and provided me lots of information as needed. He appeared to care and was very attentive. Additionally, there was almost no wait, which was a wonderful change from my last doctor who stopped taking my insurance.
Dr. Pesala is great. Very kind, professional, and efficient. Always listens to my concerns and answers any questions. Barely ever any wait time when I go and easy to make appointments!
Dr. Pesala had a small but clean office. Wait time was minimal, and they had most of my information from the pre-work I did on Zocdoc, which was nice. The office wasn't large, but it was certainly adequate. Dr. Pesala seemed knowledgeable and accessible, and talked to me throughout our visit, which I appreciated. My physical was completed quickly, and I was on my way.
First, The receptionist was very friendly. Secondly, Dr. Naveen saw me immediately, was very personable, attentive to my concerns, knowledgeable, and transparent in his medical thinking. I will definitely see him again and am referring family and friends to him.
Remember when you used to go to the doctor, and he or she would take time to talk and find out about you, and not just rush from patient to patient? That's what it felt like to visit Dr. Pesala.
Love the fact that i was seen right away.. i was in and out in under 15 minutes. doc knows his stuff
One of the best experiences I've ever had in a doctor's office. Setting up the appointment was easy, the staff are very friendly, there was no wait time, and Dr. Pesala was extremely helpful, considerate, and efficient. I would highly recommend him and his office.
Came in after booking an appointment the day of. He was super nice and helpful. Answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I didn't feel rushed at all. Would definitely use him again!
Great doctor! Super knowledgeable and remembered me and details about my life and health from a brief appointment I had more than a year ago. Highly recommended!
Dr Paveen is thoughtful, considerate, and compassionate.
Dr. Pesala was very nice and easy to talk to about my (medical) history and concerns. He has a great "exam table" manner and soft touch with a needle (who doesn't dislike having blood drawn :-() Another plus is he is conveniently and centrally located in Harlem. Very satisfied with my new primary care doctor.
Dr Pesala was thorough and attentive.
Only my first visit
He is great. Very thorough and knowledgeable. He has become my primary doctor and will continue to see him from now on.
Always timely and always professional.
He was great! I felt really comfortable with him.
Very professional. Great service.
He answered all of my questions about what vaccinations I would need for my trip abroad and made sure to look up all of the possible illnesses I needed to be aware of. He was great!
Dr Pesala is always attentive to my needs and concerns. Extremely happy to have him as my PCP.
This was my first time meeting Doctor Pesala and I'll be returning to him as my regular doctor. The woman at checkin was really nice and I was seen almost as soon as I sat down in the waiting room. Dr Pesala gave me a warm greeting and had us sit down to talk before beginning the exam which was really nice. He spent a lot of time talking with me over different concerns that I had and seemed genuinely invested in my health. It was nice not to be rushed as I've experienced with some doctors. He kept up a little conversation during the exam which put me more at ease and he was very quick and efficient. He let me know the results as we went when he could. Definitely highly recommended.
He is very consistent with his service. Highly recommend this Dr.
Incredibly pleasant experience. Clean facilities, courteous staff, zero wait time, and the Doctor was professional, knowledgable, and timely. Highly recommended!
Dr. Pesala has been my primary for over a year and l am very pleased with him. The Dr. is very thorough.The staff is very friendly and professional, if you're looking for a good primary he's the one
My visit with Dr. Pesala was as easy as they come. He listened to everything I had to say and then took the time to fully explain my diagnosis and answer my questions. On top of that, the wait was almost nonexistent. Receptionist is very friendly as well.
Always a good experience even when I don't necessarily like everything he has to say to me !!!
I was seen right away after making an appointment the same day. Dr. Pesala had my local pharmacy ' s info on file and was able to subscribe conveniently. Unfortunately I'm moving out of state and can only hope to find a primary health care physician as great as Dr. Pesala. ..
Friendly, helpful, and focused on meeting my needs.
I have shopped around for a good PCP and glad I finally found Dr. Pesala. He's very knowledgable and never rushed. He respectfully addresses all my concerns, even when I'm being a bit of a hypochondriac. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Pesala has always been my go-to doctor, even when I moved out of town. He is very thorough and you feel that you are being heard. He has great referrals and gets me any treatment I may need quickly. I have never waited longer than 20 minutes in the office! The office also emails, so I have emailed Dr. Pesala if I had questions about a specific medication, etc. He is highly recommended!
Dr. Pesala has been my primary Doctor for at least 2 years. He is very professional, reliable, and accessible. His office is conveniently located, his staff is friendly and serviceable. I highly recommend him.
Always a pleasant experience. Exceedingly knowledgeable, caring, and professional. He addresses any and all issues. I feel comfortable talking with him, as he has patience and a tremendous bedside manner. He reviews my history and follows up timely. He also has offered references to specialists that have assisted in addressing specific issues. Overall, an awesome Doctor and would not hesitate recommending him as a Primary Care physician.
Dr. Pesala saw me right away when I arrived, and his flexibility allowed me to schedule a next day appointment! He was very helpful and knowledgeable and gave me info about getting vaccinations at local pharmacies. I went in for a physical and he was super efficient! I would definitely recommend him!
He came off very condescending and patronizing to my very simple questions about my health concerns.
Doctor was not interested in listening to the full extent of my symptoms, and actually interrupted me as I was describing them - he clearly seemed to be in a rush to get me out of the door. Poor bedside manner. Conducted a painful, unexpected, and seemingly unnecessary rectal exam without explanation or warning. Disregarded the advice of previous doctors I had seen and was dismissive of my complaints. I repeatedly explained that I was taking maximum doses of OTC pain meds due to extremely painful cramps, and he did not prescribe me anything for pain management. He had in fact told me he was going to prescribe something for pain, and I arrived at the pharmacy to find he had not actually done so. The medicine he did prescribe me was not effective in treating my symptoms and he ordered that I cease taking all medicines previously prescribed. Finally, Dr Pesala promised to follow up with lab results in two days but I never heard from him as of the time of review, well over a week later. Absolutely would not recommend.
Great and super helpful, as always!
Great doctor ! Short wait time and very patient.
The least professional doctor's office I have ever stepped foot in. Dr. Pesala will hold your prescriptions hostage and refuse to speak with you on the phone when you have questions. His staff berated me on the phone, refused to answer my questions, and hung up on me twice. I was told he was "no longer interested in providing me services" when I was in need of an immediate prescription refill. Unethical, irresponsible. The staff here needs a serious lesson in patient care and might want to reconsider their profession of choice -- to help people.
Fast, efficent, and great customer service. Dr. Pesala communicates in a clear and straight forward manner without any aloofness or excessive medical jargon. I cannot recommend his services enough. His easy access and ample availability on the ZocDoc is also a plus and aids in making the entire scheduling process seamless and smooth.
He was kind, attentive, and had feedback about my concerns rather than making me feel like my questions were ridiculous. Staff was also nice and the wait time was minimal.
The Dr. just gave me referral after referral. I came for immediate help not more time waiting to see someone else. Poor quality.
Dr. Pesala was amazing.
Professional, informative, detailed, great bedside manner.
Dr. Pesala was great! This was my first time with him and he was patient, informative and attentive. He answered all of my questions and was engaged in conversation.
Great experience. He is thorough and made great suggestions for preventative care.
Great experience all around.
Very professional , didn't have to wait more than 2 minutes to see the doctor , he answer all my question and concerns .
Excellent visit. Productive but not overly long. Great manner.
So efficient and caring. Could tell how much he valued my time.
Dr. Pesala was excellent! Genuinely pleasant and listened well while providing feedback that was appropriate and considerate. The young lady at the front desk was also lovely. I usually don't bother to leave reviews because my experiences don't warrant them however, I'm super happy I chose this office.
Smooth, fast, efficient, thorough and professional, what else do you need?
Great, fast service. zero wait time and was professional.
Dr. Pesala saw me right away and took his time answering all of my questions.
Dr Pesela was kind and very knowledgeable. He is an exceptional physician with great bedside manner. I would recommend him to my friends and family. I'm glad there is quality primary care right in the neighborhood.
Dr. Pesala's office was a little confusing, as there's another doctor's office on the first floor. Other than that, Dr. Pesala was very professional and friendly, and I would recommend others to visit him.
Dr Pesala was very pleasant and answered all my questions and concerns. The visit didn't feel rushed like visits were in the past with other doctors. There was no wait time as he saw me literally as soon as I sat down
He was excellent very helpful and professional! I will definitely be going to him in the future.
Dr. Pesala was very nice and made me feel comfortable. Visit felt short though.. Def will go back.
Dr Pesala is friendly, professional, and knowledgable. He saw me straight away and we completed the appointment within 15 minutes.
This man is a great doctor. As a current medical student, I can only hope that I conduct myself in a professional and compassionate manner as him one day. I have gone to him for over a year now and every visit has been efficient, thorough, and very informative. He also truly cares about his patients so I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a PCP
On my first several visits, I liked Dr. Pesala very much and he seemed very kind. But then I noticed he did not return any messages left on the weekend or after hours, even when that message was from an emergency room doctor after I failed to recover. It seems very negligent of a doctor not to return calls like this, and I certainly would have appreciated his help. He claimed that he did not receive these, but I simply don't see how that's true since we used the phone number listed on his Zocdoc profile. When I finally spoke with him today, he didn't seem terribly invested in helping me get better. Disappointing. Switching doctors.
Saw me almost immediately, efficient & knowledgeable!
He makes that environment comfortable and he always has an answer for every question.
Incredibly helpful and attentive. Dr. Pesala takes time to walk through the prognosis and follow up steps.
This was my first visit with Dr. Pesala and I am highly satisfied. He impressed me as very professional, well trained and caring.
Dr. Pesala was very attentive and thorough during my initial visit. I look forward to seeing him again if I have any additional medical concerns!
Fantastic Doctor! The doctor saw me quickly. He was very informative and answered every question I had. He has my highest recommendation!
I only waited for around 5 minutes before I met with the doctor. Dr. Pesala was very cordial and patient even with my unending list of questions and worries. Definitely recommend! I was really skeptical about using ZocDoc as this was my first time, but I'm glad it worked out well.
Dr. Pesala was fantastic! I came to him in excruciating pain and he made it a point to get me out of pain quickly. He has impeccable bedside manner and was eager to answer my questions. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and visit his office in the future. In fact, I was so impressed and happy with my visit that I scheduled a physical exam for next month and I have decided to make him my Primary Care Physician! Thank you, Dr. Pesala, for making me the priority during my visit and for truly being concerned about my condition.
Dr. Pesala was great! The appointment went smoothly, and quick! All my questions were answered. He recommended a doctor nearby for some other services. Thoroughly explained the exams and process, and what will happen in the next few days. The facilities were clean, and the staff was friendly!
Dr. Pesala is very friendly, professional, and helpful — even when I booked my appointments at the last minute.
Good, smart straight forward doctor. He listened and took the time to answer my questions. I have found a new Doctor.
Dr. Pesala is fantastic. He is so friendly and I was very comfortable talking to him. He has a really great bedside manner and you can tell he really cares. Appointment started right on time and it was so amazing how fast he got back to me afterwards. He was very informative and answered all my questions. I left feeling good about my visit and I would highly recommend him!
Knowledgeable doctor. Lovely bedside manner. Attentive and thorough through his examination. Went in for an annual physical exam. Dr. Pesala addressed all my concerns and explained all medications clearly and thoroughly. I was seen right away. I wouldn't hesitate going to see him for any future concerns.
I recently came to Dr. Pesala's office when I was sick, simply because he was close. My experience was so great, I came back for an annual physical, which was also an excellent experience. Next time I need a doctor, I'll be back again! Highly recommended.
Routine checkup. Nothing to complain about.
Not only was this a speedy visit, his bedside manner and thoroughness were top notch. Highly recommended.
He was very nice and professional. I went in for a checkup and he answered all of my questions.
Dr. Pesala is always great. I had a situation that needed taken care of quickly and got an appointment for the same day. He's always friendly, remembers you, and gives you good care. I recommend him to people all the time.
Pleasant and nice.
Dr. Pesala is so professional, listened to all my chief complaints, covers every single aspect of my treatment and I needed to go to the specialist. So he made my appointment at ease. I highly recommend Dr. Pesala for anybody looking for a family doctor.
Very pleasant man.
Always painless and punctual!
He made me feel very comfortable, was very professional, the office was spotless and I highly recommend Dr. Pesala.
Dr. Pesala is incredibly professional and kind. He has an excellent bedside manner and is incredibly knowledgable. He thinks about your health holistically, and I never feel that he hasn't thoroughly thought through my best courses of treatment.
My visit was pleasant. I had the confidence to ask all the questions I needed too. He seemed calm and very assuring.
He's thoughtful, thorough, and always makes me feel comfortable.
Dr. Pesala is my husband's doctor, he shows genuine concern for his patients, he listens and takes time with his patients but at the same time he is quick. My husband (who dislikes going to doctors) likes him because he goes straight to the point.
Dr. Pesala is very knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful. He is always patient when it comes to answering questions and truly cares about his patients.
Dr. Pesala is kind and listens to what you have to say. He is the only doctor I have ever been to that actually sees you at your appointment time. There is no waiting at all. Also, he attends to you right away in the examination room and depending on what he needs to see you for, you could be in and out in under 15 minutes. But at the same time, he is not rushed. He takes all the time he needs with you and he makes you feel welcomed to ask questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Pesala.
My visit went well no complaints
He got me set up with a specialist same day. Very nice too, more personable than most doctors!
This was my first visit with Dr. Pesala, and it went smooth as could be. There was no wait, the doctor is attentive and easy to talk to. I highly recommend. (Side note location is btwn 112th and 113th and St. Nicholas Avenue.... Google map will tell you it's on 138th Street which is incorrect.)
I used to like him, even wrote a positive review for him, but after my last chat with him I changed my mind. I asked him to fill a birth control prescription because I was going out of town and was about to run out. But he said I would have to go to my OBGYN. I told him that I've had all sorts of non-OBGYN doctors write me birth control prescriptions. Then he got all rude and judgmental and told me it wasn't his policy to prescribe birth control. I think it's absolutely ridiculous that primary care doc won't prescribe that. My GI doc did! Also, even if he has some moral opposition to birth control, it's used for many reasons other than contraception.
Dr. Pesala is genuinely concerned about his patients and takes great care to deliver high-quality service. He's been my PCP for the past year and he's the best PCP I've had in my adult life. I highly recommend him.
This was one of the best visits I've ever had! The front office staff was very friendly and welcoming . The doctor him self was also amazing. He addressed all of my concerns treated me kindly and was very professional. This will be my new doctor!
Great doctor, thorough and helpful.
Jury still out...
He was super great! He drew blood and it was totally painless. He's very friendly and personable. 10/10 would recommend.
He is so professional and with a great doctor/patient personality... He respects his patient and their condition... Best I've been to see if 29 yrs
Dr. Pesala was very informative and inquired about my Medical history as a result of being a new patient. He was very interested in any concerns I may have or had and conducted a through blood examination. Thus far great doctor. No complaints on my end.
Personable. . Great bedside manner.
Dr. Pesala is very friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful. The whole process was efficient and seamless. I highly recommend Dr. Pesala.
Dr Pesala is amazing. He is caring and attentive and I always get appointments and return calls very quickly
Doctor Pesala was very professional and cordial.
He was very comforting and showed knowledge in his field
He was really friendly and actually listened to me, which is rare among people in the medical field. I felt like both he and the receptionist/nurse actually cared about me. Would definitely recommend.
Very professional, caring and extremely informative.
Fantastic. He is knowledgable and takes the time to answer every question in depth and makes you feel heard. Also was the easiest, least painful blood test I've ever taken.
Great doctor. Listened to and responded rationally to my symptoms and offered several viable solutions going forward.
He's very good. Listened to my history, and asked a lot of good questions.
It was a fast visit, Dr. Naveen Pesala MD was a bit anti-social but he handled the appointment fast and over all there isn't much I can complain about. Wish he was bit of an extrovert but I can't judge him for that.
He really cares about my health. I need to see him more often.
I had a very pleasant health care experience, and I will surely go there again. The physical plant/atmosphere is nice, and the employees were welcoming and professional. Dr. Pesala was impressive.
MD, Pesala always has a genuine concern for patient care. Attentive & professional. Definitely recommend!
Very practical, thoughtful and efficient doctor! I've been putting off an appt with a specialist due to new child and dr pedals did a ZocDoc search right there- very tech savvy and to the point!
Always On Time and Smiling!
Clear, efficient, great.
I felt a bit rushed, almost like he wasn't fully concerned about my medical needs. It was more so like hello, what's wrong, here is my professional opinion have a good day.
I was seen right away for my appointment. Dr. Pesala was attentive, direct, and made my visit very comfortable. I will be returning, and he has my recommendation.
always a good experience!
Great advice and care. Visit was quick and efficient. Highly recommend.
Short. To the point. Very helpful. Clean location. I will definitely go back.
I waited less than 5 minutes to see Dr. Pesala on my first visit. He was kind and professional. I did not feel rushed, and he was quick and gentle with completing my physical exam and drawing blood.
Dr. Pesala was courteous. He treated me professionally. You tell him your health problems and he instantly puts you on medications to treat it. I've been there more than once and everytime I come out relieved q
Very quick and to the point. Took the time to address all of my questions and concerns.
Great first appointment! Very polite, very thoughtful, all around stand-up guy. And he clearly knows a lot about doctor stuff.
I really enjoy going to Dr Pesala's office. I hardly ever wait, he makes me feel comfortable and his office is very conveniently located. All in all, great experience
There is a genuine care towards the patient & their concern. His processes are professional & feedback is precise. I definitely recommend to anyone!
Place felt a bit weird I think. Very quiet with verrrry little activity. It was definitely very clean, but it had a feel of incompleteness. Maybe he just moved in and is getting set up? The Dr himself was good. i was seen right away, but that could be miss leading. No one else was there, So i had to be seen right away. Overall it was a good but different Dr visit experience.
He was really centered the appointment around my concerns and was easy to talk to. I appreciated most that he encouraged my own leadership and engagement in my health care. He's excellent.
I was very pleased with Dr. Pasa last and I AM happy to say I have finally found my primary Doc. He took time to listen to my concerns and explained what steps were needed. He made me feel very comfortable and didn't rush me. I needed some blood work done but down stairs where they draw blood didn't take my insurance, he bought me back to his office and did it himself. I am highly pleased.
Dr. Pesala was timely, kind, personable, and showed a genuine interest in me as a patient. He is a good listener, and his office clean and welcoming. Dr. Pesala does all of the bloodwork himself, and the results come back fairly quickly. As someone interested in finding a primary care physician, I found Dr. Pesala to be a great and likely candidate.
Always a pleasure! Always on Time!
Excellent! I am very happy I found Dr. Pesala! I felt really comfortable sharing my concerns with him. He listened carefully and offered solutions right away.
He's the best doctor I've had in a long time. Immediately understood and handled my concerns. He's a keeper.
Dr. Pedals is always so kind and understanding. I feel comfortable talking to him about different issues I have. And it's the first dr. I've ever gone to where I don't have to wait half the day to see him.
Informative, detail attentive and accurate!
Dr. Pesala was very professional and took time to answer all of my 101 questions. Awesome doctor.
The doctor was extremely courteous and helpful with my problem. He took his time to explain and answered all my questions. VERY highly recommended.
Great person and gets right to the point. Follows proper procedure to get to the correct diagnosis.
Dr. Pesala is professional, comforting, thorough, and amicable. He shows real concern and is very reassuring. I appreciated how welcoming he was for my first visit. I didn't have a wait time and my visit was under 30min. I look forward to my future consultations with Dr. Pesala and will be highly recommending him as well.
I love Dr. Pesala and have recommended him to others.
Dr. Pesala is the nicest doctor I have ever met. It was a quick and efficient annual physical and he was very knowledgeable. I literally was in and out in 20 minutes (including bloodwork and flu shot).
He was professional, knowledgable and completely easy to talk to. Dr. Pesala took his time to listen to everything I had to say and then provided me with answers aswell as possible solutions. Though it was my first visit I can already tell that he is the only doctor I would entrust my well being with in myc. His bed side manner was understanding and caring that left me able to share my personal medical problems without feeling embarrassed. All around great doctor.
I was seen right away and he immediately new who I was (how I don't know) but took me right away.
Dr. Pesala is an excellent Physician, he's professional, reliable and relatable.
Dr. Pesala is an excellent physician. Very professional, relatable and reliable.
He was great! Very nice and easy going!
Dr Pesala was thorough, helpful, and I was in an out of his office in less than 20 minutes. I was in the waiting room for literally less than 1 minute.
Dr. Pesala appears to be a great pick for a Primary doctor. He is patient, a good listener, and takes a comprehensive approach towards treatment. No-nonsense, yet friendly approach based on evidence, no guessing. Appears to be very knowledgeable, and confidently in control.
Always fast and excellent bedside manner
My visit to see Dr. Naveen Pesala was very pleasant. He saw me right away. I was extremely sick and I was tiredly looking for a doctors office to be open and he was one of the few that was open during that day. Dr. Pesala was calm and very knowledgeable about my situation.He did not rush me like many other doctors that do that. I would recommend him 100%.
I had a lovely visit with Dr. Pesala. He greeted me as soon as I checked in with the receptionist and led me to his office. We had a thorough conversation about my medical background--he was a patient and thoughtful listener. I was made to feel comfortable throughout my check up and I was never rushed. I highly recommend Dr. Pesala.
Dr. Pesala is an amazing doctor, he gives you the time you need to answer any question and will always explain the various things that he is doing.
Great Doctor! Knows his work!
Great visit. Very professional and punctual. I would highly recommend Dr. Pesala.
Always very good, very professional and specific. you leave his office with a good feeling!
Dr. Pesala is an incredibly understanding, receptive, and respectful doctor. I absolutely recommend him.
I really enjoyed it. Very professional. I needed to have something faxed to my employer and he did it right away and in front of me. Would highly recommend
A very fine doctor. Very smart and caring.
Dr. Pesala was wonderful, made a last minute appointment and he saw me right away. Very friendly and easy to talk to and I felt confident in his abilities. I'm always a bit nervous visiting a new doctor when I move to a neighborhood, but now I feel great that Dr. Pesala is my man in the neighborhood!
He was great. He doesn't take my current insurance so I haven't been to him in a while but I never got to review him. Wait time is never long. Office is clean. He knows his stuff. Great doctor! I'll see him again when I get off my current insurance.
He was so great, he was right there waiting for me when I walked in and he took me straight up to his office. He had already looked over my patient info (filled out on ZocDoc the night before) and was very familiar with it and was able to address all of my questions and concerns. He took my blood and it was super easy he is great. Very kind.
It was great. I look forward to seeing him again soon. I highly recommend him.
I thought that everything went really well during my appointment. There was no wait time at all (Dr. Pesala met me at the door), and he addressed all of my concerns. The only thing that might make me hesitate to recommend him in the future was an issue I had with vaccinations. He told me I could get an MMR booster at any pharmacy, but the pharmacists and three different pharmacies told me that you can't in NYC. If he's a doctor in NYC, he should know things like that instead of sending me on a wild goose chase. I ended up getting my booster at an urgent care place.
Dr. Pesala is very friendly and highly professional and this was, by far, the best doctor's visit I've had in a very long time. I was seen on time, all of my questions were answered and taken seriously, and I was properly and thoroughly examined. I highly recommend Dr. Pesala.
Dr. Pesala showed real concern for the matters that I brought to his attention and he gave detailed information. He is an excellent doctor.
For my Mom's first visit it was great!
Dr. Pesala was gracious, professional, and very forthcoming and upfront in answering my questions. He is sociable but also okay with silence if that makes you more comfortable. I did not have to see a receptionist or other staff, he walked me into the office and called me in directly for my appointment. Dr. Pesala is great. I will definitely visit him for my bi-annual/annual check-ups.
while I only go to him for prescription refills he always sees me right away and is very pleasant. Highly recommend!
Extremely knowledgeable and pratically no wait time. I would recommend Dr. Pesala to others in the area!
Dr. Pesala was perfect. Extremely professional, knowledgable and personable. I will absolutely go back to Dr. Pesala next time I need to see a doctor.
Great! quick and highly knowledgeable-- definitely will see him again.
I was very pleased by the service I received at Dr. Pesala's office. I waited exactly 2 mins to see the doctor, He came down to get me and we went to his office where he sat and talked to me getting to know me and find out what my concerns were. I felt like he really was there for me and he was genarally concerned
It was superb! I just relocated back to NY and needed a new doctor. Just found one! Would not recommend approving.
Pretty exceptional! He's a real find. First and foremost, he's quite brilliant. And listens well and is a creative thinker. Brings about incredible clarity to the complexities of medicine and the human body.
He instantly made me feel comfortable, and was very professional. would definitely recommend him!
Dr. Pesala took me in right away and was extremely helpful in looking through any symptoms and questions that I had.
I'm very much amazed by this experience with ZocDoc and Dr. Pesala, He was right there waiting for me when i arrived at the office and we proceeded right to the check up. Being that I had entered all of my information on ZocDoc he was prepared with a number of questions, and answers to the questions I had posted. I loved that I was able to have my blood work done right onsite and he was even able to deal with my troublesome veins! Additionally, I felt as if he really wanted to take the time to treat my concerns in the best way possible. I really would recommend ZocDoc and Dr. Pesala to anyone looking for a PCP.
Very exceptional experience. He's very knowledgable He listens extremely well, the most important quality needed for any doctor/patient relationship. I had read the other praises that other reviewers had written. I now understand. He's a real find for me.
Always on time and always listens!
Super nice guy.
First class treatment all the way around. He is extremely professional and knows his job.
He was courteous, listened to my symptoms, and very efficient time-wise. Will definitely go back!
Perfect. No reason to complain at all
I agree with all the great reviews! The highlights of my visit was he really tried to help me by listening carefully and offering great advice.
Dr pesala is awesome !!! Very professional. Office is very nice and clean. Blood work is done at site which is totally a plus !
Lives up to the high ratings. This is one doctor who takes his time, listens to everything you have to say and addresses every issue with precision and patience. I was the first appt. of the day so I didn't have to wait so I can't comment on wait time, but as far as my experience, Dr. Pesala is a true professional.
Great doc. Thorough, relaxed and saw me immediately.
Dr. Naveen Pesala is an excellent physician. He is able to access a problem but provide answers in a friendly way and in common language. I have recommended several of my friend's to see him and they all have had positive experiences at his office. Thanks.
Dr Pesala is exactly what i've been looking for, a primary care physician who is there for the patient. He is knowledgeable, attentive, and was engaged in everything i had concerns with. Incredible bedside manner and there no rush!! I am glad to be able to fill out the "primary physician" with dr Pesala's name . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
First of all he was available on a Saturday morning, awesome! I arrived and he came right out. It had been a while since I had a checkup and things went pretty smoothly. He asked if I had any concerns and I told him I smoke occasionally and he recommnded the patch since I wasn't a pack a day or more guy. Then cam etime for the needle for bloodwork. I usually wince but by the time I Was ready to he said the needles already in. Whew! I was out of there in a little over a half an hour. Close to home too! All good.
He is a excelent Doctor
Dr. Pesala is very attentive and there is never a wait.
He is a great doctor i recommend everyone to this doctor , god bless him and his kind heart .
Very good and professional expertise in his field.
He was more prompt than I was, I showed up a few minutes late and he was already in the waiting room ready for me.
He did not really answer my questions, and simply referred me to a specialist. I would have liked for him to take more time with me and work with me to at least form some ideas of what might be going on.
He was very professional and helpful and answered all my questions and concerns.
Fast acting doctor ready to evaluate his patients.
Listened to all issues and addressed them all. Didn't feel like he was rushing me out like most other doctors in the city do. Also I waited no time to go in to see the doctor!
The appointment went very well. The doctor saw me right away (about 20/30 minutes early), and was both attentive and personable. He was also very quick to get me my lab results from a general physical - 2 days early. He also gave a great feedback and a referral for a specialist. Facilities were very clean and nicely put together.
I had an excellent first appointment with Dr. Pesala. He exhibits the qualities I look for in a doctor: client-sensitive, non-judgmental and knowledgeable. His practice exemplifies the "ideal doctor," who does all the work personally (from the initial intake to taking your blood) and will call you himself for the results. And, no wait time! I was in and out in less than 30 minutes, without feeling hurried or rushed. He was very thorough. I highly recommend Dr. Pesala and have actually recommended him to friends already. And, it was just my first visit. It was overall one of the most pleasant experiences I've had in dealing with a medical professional.
Excellent second appointment with Dr. Pesala. I was the first appointment of the day and barely set down before I was called. It is great to be back with a primary care Dr. who has made me feel so comfortable.
Doctor Pesala is nothing short of awesome. He is always so accommodating, whether it be for last minute appointments or working out any health concerns you may have. I no longer live or work by his office, as I did when I first became a patient, however, I'd rather travel an hour away than try my luck with any other doctor!
Very friendly and listens to your needs but pushes medicines on you to try and figure out which one will help your problem instead of going other ways about it.
Very nice man, he saw me immediately when I arrived--which was 10 minutes early! And he was able to answer all my questions and concerns, highly recommend consulting Dr. Pesala.
It was very positive. The doctor was nice and friendly. I had a great visit. He was very easy to talk to and wasn't rushed at all.
Professional. Pleasant. Efficient. Thorough. Re-assuring.
this doctor is very knowledgeable and you can feel confident that we will help you with your healthcare issues. I'm in better health since my last visit with him.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Pesala. Absolutely wonderful.
I had a great experience. He was quick efficient and extremely laid back. He seemed like a very trustworthy guy. I would definitely recommend him. He will be my go to doctor for anything I need.
As a medical professional myself I have come to understand the face passed environment in which most Dr.'s work. I also am very familiar with what I am wanting/needing when I go to an appointment; so when a Dr. barely speaks to me it never bothers me. When I went to my appointment today with Dr. Pesala I was reminded of what a good primary care Dr. is and what I have been missing in my Dr./Patient relationships. Dr. Pesala was prompt, courteous, and efficient but at no time did my appointment feel rushed. He first caught my attention by calling me a couple of days before my appointment to speak with me over the phone about the symptoms I had mentioned in ZocDoc. Tell me the last time your Dr. took the time to call you to speak with you? When I arrived today I barely had a moment to sit down before I was called to the exam room. I wasn't called by a tech or office assistant. Dr. Pesala came to meet me himself. I had let him know I was coming in for a minor complaint but was also actively looking for a new primary care physician. After speaking with him about my current symptoms, I told him I would be interested in getting an annual physical. Instead of him making me come back for another appointment he was willing to get the process started today. I was even more surprised when he drew my blood himself in the office. I hate having to travel to a lab just to get blood drawn so I can go back to the Dr. a week later so he/she can tell me my results. After making sure all of my concerns had been addressed Dr. Pesala walked me out and told me he would call me with my results in a couple of days. I filled out all of the paper work through ZocDoc, my co-pay was correct and it was collected in the exam room; I really cannot emphasize enough how seamless this experience was. This is how a Dr.'s visit should be. I was in and out of the office in less 30 minutes. 100% of the time I was in the office I was with the Dr. I wasn't in a waiting room playing on my phone in a room full of screaming sniffling children and adults. My last compliment has to do with being familiar with LGBT health issues as well as on top of current STI and safer sex practices. I have volunteered and worked in HIV prevention and safer sex community outreach; I've met many physicians would are clueless. Meeting a Dr. that is familiar with PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), aggressive in testing for carriers of chlamydia and gonorrhea, and speaks about sexual history/practices without sex-shaming or a condescending tone is a breath of fresh air and exactly what our community needs. I think that covers it all. If you are looking for a new Dr. I obviously was impressed and I bet you will be as well.
Great doctor very personable practically no wait time
Very nice doctor , thorough and was seen right away.
He was very patient and listened to my issues. He was able to provide me with antibiotics for my sore throat.
Dr. Pesala is great! Highly recommended.
Clear, concise and informative. Quick, though I did not feel rushed.
Naveen Pesala is a fantastic doctor. He seems genuinely interested in his patients and is very caring and knowledgeable. He was kind and patient and even remembered that I get faint from needles and had a glass of water ready for me next time I had to have a shot.
Dr. Pesala is very knowledgeable and friendly. I felt very comfortable speaking with him and asking questions that I have. There was literally no wait, and with ZocDoc I didn't have to fill out any paperwork. The staff was also very friendly.
HIGHLIGHTS: I WAS ABLE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITHIN THE SAME DAY, WE DIDN'T HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE THE DOCTOR, DR. PESALA WAS VERY FRIENDLY, HE SHOWED HE CARE ABOUT MY HUSBANDS' CONCERNS, HE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HE TOOK THE TIME TO LISTENED TO ALL OF OUR CONCERNS, HE WAS QUICK BUT WENT STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. Dr. Pesala was awesome, the appointment was for my husband who had over 10yrs without seeing a Doctor, when we got to the office he took him in right away, when i walked in about 6 minutes after my husband the receptionist announced me and Dr. Pesala went to get me him self. He was very friendly, he answered to 10yrs of questions, quickly and very accurate answers.
Awesome. I came in for a minor problem and wrote a few details on ZocDoc for the appointment setup. Dr. Pesala greeted me when I walked in to the office and basically had researched possible causes based on my symptoms. I was so amazed at how fast and efficient he was with the diagnosis (this is when I made the appointment an hour earlier!) After my diagnosis, he spent some time going over questions I had about my wife's flu. He is definitely very informative and open to any questions. I'm very glad he's my physician.
My initial visit was a good one!! Dr. Pesala was caring and knowledgeable. His advice was sound as well. Looking forward to follow up.
One of the best physicians in Harlem/the Upper West Side. I highly recommend.
In and out. Super Fast. Very professional. Overall great experience! :)
He is very professional and helpful
Excellent. I would definitely recommend Dr. Naveen!!
Extremely polite, the office is immaculate, no wait time. Great visit! Thank you!
Dr pesala was wonderful and I highly reccomend him to anyone looking for a pcp. He took his time to explain everything to me and treated my migraine! I will continue to see him as my pcp!
Very informative and positive doctor. Knowledgable and helpful.
This was my first time meeting with Dr. Pesala and I was very pleased with my visit. Although I arrived early, he had already reviewed my medical records and was well prepared to address my concerns. So far, he appears to be exactly what I'm looking for in a doctor.
Very patient and knowledgable. Makes you feel comfortable!
He is one of the best doctor's I've seen. He is very knowledgable, patient, and willing to explain any details you don't understand. I whole heartedly recommend him for anyone that needs a Primary Care Physician.
Very Courteous and professional. Explained things very clearly to me.
He is one of the best primary care doctors I've ever had. Very thorough and takes his time. He wants you to leave feeling comfortable with the amount of information you have now.
Naveen Pesala,MD was very Professional. I waited no more than one minute to see him. He made me feel very comfortable. I really like the fact that he took time to listen and thoroughly answered all of my questions. He's one of the few Doctors that care about his Patient more than How payment is going to be made. In closing, there's many good things that I can say about this Doctor but above all I will say His goal is to resolve your Health Issues, in which will make you a better person.
Dr Pesala is extremely professional and polite. He is very knowledgeable and is visibly interested in the well being of his patients. Highly recommended!
Highly professional. Excellent.
Always very friendly. Never rushed. Takes time to explain your diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Pesala was wonderful. I really appreciate his medical knowledge and insight he was able to provide. I am extremely satisfied with the treatment/care I received.
OOOOOO MMMM gGGGG SO glad he is my PCP. Amazing, attentive,very knowledgeable and reassuring. Saw him right away!
He's very patient and reassuring, as well as willing to take time and address your concerns. Awesome visit!
Great experience. He was personal, had a clean office and was very thoughtful. I was seen within 5 minutes of arrival, about 3 mins before my scheduled appt. time. this never happens! i will be returning for my general check up at the end of july.
Dr Pesala was great. I arrived on time for my appointment and was seen immediately, which I appreciated! I felt like he carried out a thorough diagnosis and I was happy with the service I received.
Very pleasant and easy to speak to. Both courteous and generous with his advice.
I don't usually give all 5 stars to anything, but I had a really good visit with the doctor. Maybe it was random chance, but the doctor came down and me me literally within 2 minutes of walking in the door. They didn't shove paperwork in my face to fill out, instead I was greeted and asked how I was doing right away. The doctor was courteous and actually spent a good amount of time listening to what's been going on in my life and challenged medical history (e. coli infection during a shoulder surgery has pretty much made my life suck).
Dr. Pesala provides the best experience I've ever had in a doctor's office. He is patient, thorough, and reassuring. I never have to wait long, and he always answers any questions I might have. I wish more doctors were like him.
When it comes to internists, Dr. Pesala is the best that Harlem has to offer. Dr. Pesala is thoughtful and really takes his time with patients. I highly recommend him.
Was great! Haven't seen a doctor in a while and he was wonderful!
I've seen him twice so far and he's a legit nice guy and patient. Everything went smoothly and I was in and out in no time. He knows what he's talking about and he's effective at treating what's wrong with you.
I liked my visit with Dr. Pesala. I found him attentive and caring. He made sure to explain everything to me in plain terms and made sure I came away with a full understanding of my health.
Everything I read about Dr. Pesala is true, a great doctor who truly cares about the individual. He was very patient, listened to all my concerns and was able to answer my questions and allevated my concerns. He explained the path we would be taking in great detail so I was not left wondering what's next. I would recommend Dr. Pesala to everyone who is looking for a superb doctor.
He was very informative and chatty.
Precise, informative and as long as it needed to be.
He is so incredibly thorough. Makes you feel like you're the only patient!
My visit was great. Dr. Pesala is very caring and knowledgeable
Very professional and efficient, I appreciated that he gave me some additional reading material about my condition.
Patient, good listener. His explanations were clear and easy to understand. You can tell he really cares about his patients.
Nice and professional. A very quaint location. He is connected to other medical facilities but its really just him and his office.
Curtious, patient and attentive. Never knew such a great doc was in my neighborhood. Will definitely be going back.
He is a warm and thoughtful doctor. He made me feel and ease and comfortable When I left I felt like I had a good plan to get better. I definitely recommend him.
I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Pesala. Dr. Pesala was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Dr. Pesala listened carefully and answered all of my questions, and even agreed to help me with referrals to an allergy specialist when I mentioned in passing allergy problems I had been having. I recommend Dr. Pesala highly.
He was very polite and informative
Dr. Pesala was very kind and knowledgeable. He made my appointment a very good experience!
My son was extremely surprised at how fast the entire process was. He highly recommends Naveen Pesala, MD.