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Dr. Rimma Gelbert, DO

Primary Care Doctor

Brooklyn, NY

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4.0
Recent reviews
Dirty place. The front door is open and bums walk in off the street to use the bathroom. Blood on thebathroom floor. Noone speaks basic English. The receptionists have to translate. This place is for Russians.
Dirty place. The front door is open and bums walk in off the street to use the bathroom. Blood on the bathroom floor. Noone speaks basic English. The receptionists have totranslate. This place is for Russians.
Jamari R. · March 30, 2019
Poor communication skills. Messy office. Long wait times even though they call several times about the appointment. Messedup my prescriptions as well.
Poor communication skills. Messy office. Long wait times even though they call several times about the appointment. Messed up my prescriptions as well.
Jamari R. · March 29, 2019

About Dr. Rimma Gelbert

****** Please be advised that Doctor Gelbert and her associates do not prescribe any narcotics or psychiatric medication on the first visit. Patients must be seen and examined by a doctor and must be qualified to get the aforementioned Medication ****** Rimma Gelbert is a friendly and capable primary care physician serving the city of Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Ukraine, Dr. Gelbert immigrated to the United States at age 14. She later completed her medical training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. You can get more information about the doctor on her website. Dr. Gelbert’s fluency in English, Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian makes her widely accessible to patients from varying backgrounds. She is uncompromising in her dedication to the wellbeing of her patients. However, it is her attention to detail and her compassionate nature that truly set her apart. She takes her time to understand symptoms and can be counted on to provide the correct diagnoses every time. Dr. Gelbert is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and a member of the American Osteopathic Association. Some of the services she offers include annual physical exams, cardiovascular screenings, ABI, tests for ostheoporosis, flu shots and many more. She has won the Patients’ Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition for the care and deference she shows all of her patients. Outside of work, Dr. Gelbert enjoys running and reading.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association

Awards and publications

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1679642565

Dr. Rimma Gelbert's office location

Rimma Gelbert Medical PC

1632 East 16th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11229

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I was able to get my prescriptions taken care of quickly.
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[I expected a long wait time so that didn't bother me.] Great bedside manner and thorough check-up (even better than my previous doctor's office). Well done!
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While my wait was longer than I'd hoped, the care I received was excellent. I had an extremely high temperature and an infection; they normalized my temp and gave me antibiotics. The office called me the next day to check onme. For my follow-up appointment for bloodwork a day later, I was quickly received. The doctor and nurses were all very helpful and concerned. I was glad to have found this office last minute, when I had a sudden unexpected ailment that needed urgent care.
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I love Dr. Goldfeld.
More than 1 year ago
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I love being Dr. Goldfelds patient. She's the best!
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The Dr. herself was very nice and professional, the waiting time was horrible. Its a very large office and there are a lot of different doctors there.
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She's awesome !
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She cares with vast knowledge and you don't have to do alot of explaining for her to figure out what your problem is.
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Very professional, took her time to listen to all issues and was very helpful.
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The wait time wasn't so bad, it was however when the nurse saw to me that I realized how bad this place was. I asked to get a metabolism test done, because one of my parents has a slow metabolism, andit is affected by genetics as well my own actions and my environment. The nurse looked at me and said "you're really that fat?" I don't see myself so, but why is it her business? The doctor was no better, in fact she was very condescending the whole time after I revealed some private information to her. I had a pain somewhere in my hip and I really couldn't nail what it was, and she sarcastically told me she could refer me to have an X Ray done after she felt that the pain was on my bone. So the bedside experience was truly awful. Would not recommend.
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very very long wait time. dont expect to have any plans after your appt. Dr. was rude and basically said I should have known it would take me all day to see her! unprofessional and answered her cell phone during our session.
More than 1 year ago
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The only bad thing about my visit was the wait time (about 1.5 to 2 hours every time). Other than that, Dr. Gelbert answered all my questions, and had an excellent bedside manner.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr GElbert was extremely kind and really cared. She listened to what I had to say, never cut me off once. She offered help finding other doctors as well as help with all aspects of my life which I am goingthrough right now. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor. So happy I found her and so close to home.
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Dr. Rimma Gelbert was a very nice doctor, I am glad to have her as my primary care doctor.
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The staff were welcoming and very attentive.
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I've been doctor shopping for the past few months trying to find a genuinely educated doctor to be my primary care physician, after reading one of these reviews I was a little puzzled to schedule an appt but dr Gelbert metand exceeded all my expectations. She took the time to asses all my needs and I am very grateful to be able to see a doctor now worry free. Highly recommended.
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I LOVE Dr. Gelbert! The wait time was not that great... over an hour the first time and around 45 minutes my second appointment. I did not feel like the nurse understood what I was saying, but Dr. Gelbert herself wasgreat and makes her worth going to, despite the other annoyances. Very caring and takes time to listen to all your concerns. Would definitely recommend her.
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It was the most disappointing, unprofessional and rude experience of my life. Here I am, extremely ill to be treated by a medical diva who speaks disrespectfully to her patients as if we owe her something. After reading reviews about zocdocI realize this practice is quite common for the doctors who are on your site. Never again will I use zocdoc. Never!
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Very friendly staff and Dr Gelbert was nice
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She is perfect doctor and I like stuff. They're really professionals. I like office
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Liked the doctor a lot. However, I wish I had advocated for myself better. If you are trying to get pregnant, you will get no medication. I'm regretting agreeing to that for some issues I'm dealing with. My tolerance for riskis higher than hers is, I guess. I was less happy that she really pushed for me to get off my depression medication when I've already discussed it with my gyno and my psychiatrist, and both agree that the risk is much lower than the risk of going off the meds. (And the risk isn't very high for this medication, actually.) I told her both doctors had agreed and that we have a plan in place, and she still recommended going off them several times after. Hated the wait and the difficulty of speaking with the office staff. Everyone spoke to me in Russian first. Waited about 45 minutes after signing in before they asked why I was there. Waited between 45min-hour before I was seen by the nurse/assistant. Then I was sent back to the waiting room for another 20 minutes before seeing the doctor in a different room. All that said, I'll go back happily. With a good book.
More than 1 year ago
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Very kind and professional!!!!
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She was excellent! She actually cared and asked a lot of questions...something I'm not used to when going to a family doctor. I definitely recommend her!
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Dr. Gelbert was great, she addressed all of my concerns and took a very thorough medical history. She was very jovial in her bedside manner and I'm looking forward to seeing her again.
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The doctor is very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Very pleasant and professional staff. Definitely recommended.
More than 1 year ago
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she is great and so is the rest of the staff...
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she is the best doctor i have ever seen and will be the only doctor i ever see...
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I was able to make an appointment with short notice and be seen relatively quick.
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