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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Robert Fafalak is a Board Certified Internist with a Medical Degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Fafalak completed Residencies in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Verified Patient Reviews
I highly recommend Dr. Fafalak!! Both intelligent and concerned, he took his time to answer all of my questions and more. There's no one better !
Dr. Fafalek's bedside manner is as incredible as most of the other reviews indicate. The staff was very nice to me and the nurse who drew my blood was very gentle (and I've had tons of blood drawn). My only complaint is that it took nearly an hour from the time I arrived to the time I was seen by the doc. However, I'd read the other reviews before my visit and I came in expecting to wait. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Fafalak was professional, times and a good listener. He made sure all my concerns were addressed and made me feel comfortable.
The staff was extremely helpful. I really enjoyed the office environment. Dr. Fafalak's feedback was very thorough and appreciated his recommendations.
Dr. Fafalak was well worth the office wait. The office staff was friendly and the office itself is clean and comfortable. Dr. F spent a ton of time with me answered all of my questions, asked me questions, and seemed like he really knew his field inside and out. I'm rarely impressed with a doctor at the first visit but I was blown away with how thorough and kind he was. I could not be more pleased to have found him.
Good doctor, knowledgeable and invested in the patient. Office staff was all so much nicer than most.
He's worth the wait. Very thorough and personable. He explains everything.
Dr. Fafalak is a great doctor because he truly listens. I'm 26 and feel like I'm 90 due to the pain I experience and it's hard to find someone who takes that seriously. Dr. Fafalak listened and let me explain everything with no judgement and considered everything I had to say. His team is also personable and kind. Any of the comments on wait time are only because he takes the time to speak with each patient. I promise that in itself is worth the wait.
Absolutely awesome MD!!
Doctor Fafalak is an amazing doctor, I always come prepared with research I've done and questions to pepper him with, and as annoying as that may be for him, he kindly takes the time to answer each one and discuss his thoughts regarding my research. This guy is truly remarkable...just bring a book because he takes the time to talk with every patient...and that can lead to some waiting room time!
I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Fafalak! He was very thorough and very knowledgeable. His bedside manner was excellent! He answered all my questions. The office staff is able to draw blood which saves a trip to an outside lab. I feel like a found a great new doctor!
He is always very professional and thorough. I have been his patient for 21 years.
The wait was long, but as one waiting room patient who had already been waiting for 90 minutes told me, "it's worth it." Just don't make the appointment when you know you don't have the time and are going to be stressed out about having to hurry. I have no complaints about the visit itself -- Dr. Fafalak took his time and was thorough in his explanations.
Very personable and enthusiastic physician whose knowledgeable about his craft. I thought that I was turned off by the front desk's demeanor at first. However, I am glad that I stuck around and got his insight on my condition. I am confident in his diagnosis. I will follow up in two months and take his advice consistently.
Very thoughtful with wonderful bedside manner. Great diagnosis. My favorite rheumatologist!!
He's so nice and very knowledgable. I would recommend anyone that needs an internist to him.
Excellent bedside manner. Explains diagnosis thoroughly.
He takes the time to explain everything to you in a way that is simple to understand and you can tell he really has a true care for his patients.
I've been seeing Dr Fafalak for many years. He is very thorough and explains everything so you never leave his office uninformed or without feeling you're in good hands. Highly recommend!
Been seeing Dr. Fafalak for nearly 20 years - he's still charming and professional. So glad i found him! :-). Just wish the wait wasn't so long. Despite that - i never feel rushed - my care is important to him it would seem. :-). That's a nice feeling!
Somewhat rude staff members. Over an hour wait to see the doctor. He seemed extremely over booked. Lab results also took over a week to return. I will most likely not be returning.
Great doctor. The office was a little backed up but waited in the office until my turn.
Outstanding and very personable. Will be using him exclusively from now on
Dr. Fafalak is very knowledgable, thorough and kind. He listened carefully to all aspects of my medical history and was able to provide advice on my health at a high level, rather than just prescribing meds and sending me on my way. Very highly recommended!
Dr. Fafalak is everything patient needs. He has great bed side manners, he listen, he is patient and kind. Front desk was also kind and helpful.
I've been seeing Dr. Fafalak for years, and absolutely love him. I've had arthritis for 20+ years and have been to many, many doctors. He is in a whole different class from his peers, most amazing doctor ever. He will take the time to answer each and every question, and takes the time to make sure each patient is properly cared for. ...because of this, sometimes the wait is long. Who cares, totally worth it.
Great at making sure you understand treatment
Wait time: horrendous Bedside manner: pleasant, but does not apologize for the wait. Takes forever to send labs and WILL NOT RETURN CALLS. must come in again for any word on your condition. I would recommend him to patient with a clear cut diagnosis, with easy fixes. Do not get me wrong, he is very smart, HOWEVER, when my labs came back fairly positive and did not have huge red flags he dismissed them, and told me to "rest up", "you're fine"... although I told him about the constant swelling in my legs. I guess labs count more than symptoms do. Now I have complications, what can you do.
I am very dissatisfied with the service. My appointment was three weeks ago and did extensive bloodwork and the results have been in and I have called the doctor twice and was told he would call me back. I have not received a call. Whether or not my bloodwork came back OK, it is unacceptable to wait for an hour, run tests and then promised a call back only to not receive one. I would not recommend this doctor.
Support staff were professional and helpful.
Overall, I had a good first visit to Dr. Fafalak. I wasn't seen until nearly an hour after my appointment time, but Dr. Fafalak apologized several times once he was able to see me. He was very kind and approachable, and once we got started, the actual doctoring was a breeze. I'll continue seeing him for my medical needs, but I'll make room for extra time in the future.
HE IS AN EXCELLENT CLINICIAN. HE IS EASY TO TALK TO AND DID NOT RUSH ME AFTER HE EXAMINED ME AND GAVE ME A PRESCRIPTION. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A DOCTOR WHO CARES
Dr. Fafalak has the best bedside manner I have come across (his staff, too). A, very thorough discussion with no sense of being rushed, judged, or having my concerns dismissed. I did not have a long wait, but, considering how much time he spent with me, I am not surprised that other commenters did.
My first visit was awesome. He's very attentive and listens to what you have to say. Also, very informative.
Wait time is horrendous. Almost two hours but doctor is good.
Very attentive. Gave me all the time I needed. The wait was long (around an hour), but he was very apologetic when he saw me.
Great doctor, definitely knows his stuff. Had a very unusual medical case, and he was extremely helpful. Staff was delightful and efficient.
Very professional ,He made sure he explains everything in great details. In my book A+++ Thank you
Very apologetic for the very long wait. Very thorough appointment.
One of the best. Just a fantastic physician who really seems to care and take the time to listen. That's not common, especially in NYC.
He explained my illness and was courteous throughout the visit. Great Doctor for the first visit.
Very good caring doctor, I highly recommend him.
I had to wait a long time to be seen but it was worth it! Dr. Fafalak is very attentive and totally present when you meet with him. He is compassionate and very thorough as well as efficient.
He is kind, patient, and understanding! I highly recommend him.
I have to say best doctor ever.
Great doctor, I completely trust him and that's not easy for me to believe a doctor.
He was very open and outgoing and made me comfortable with my visit. Seems to be honest and inquisitive. I would recommend him to others.
Excellent bedside manner. Very caring and thorough. Worth the long wait. Looking forward to the follow-up.
Went in for an annual physical and blood test. Was told I'd receive a call from the doctor in a week with the results. Never received a call from the doctor or my test results -- had to call to for the information to be emailed to me.
Excellent doctor and right away I wanted him as my primary doctor.
He was worth the wait. He spends as much time as needed. Very nice man.
I really liked his manner. Even though I was not feeling well, he made me smile. He listened and asked good questions while clearly explaining his assessments. He then checked to make sure I understood what he was explaining. I will definitely continue working with him to find out what is ailing me. The reviews of him were spot on. The wait time was about an hour, but I had a book and the waiting room was nice along with the staff.
First time with Dr. Fafalak. Great doctor. Only issue is that he was very backed up and I wasn't seen until over an hour after my appointment time. Would have been great to get a heads up beforehand that there was a delay, as I could have used that hour in more productive ways than sitting around in a waiting room. But other than the delay, good experience. Will go back again.
I liked Dr. Fafalak. He was friendly, concerned and knowledgeable. I was there for an annual physical and I had blood taken, a urine sampe, and an ekg. He doesn't do pap smears or breast exams.
The staff and doctor were great ...
Dr. Fafalak was fantastic! He took the time to listen to me and was very clear in his explanations. I would strongly recommend him.
He is caring and very attentive. Excellent
Long wait time, but he apologized profusely and said it was not normal. Other than that, great experience! He seems like a great, thoughtful doctor.
Outstanding. He takes the time to communicate.
Dr Fafalak is wonderful and personable !
I really like the way he took the time to explain things and break them down. The staff also has great customer service with a concern for the patient. I believe I had a longer wait today because of the holiday weekend. This was my first so I can't compare it. It was a thorough visit.
Amazing doctor very caring and is genuinely concerns about my concerns. His staff is very polite.
he is worth the wait always
This was my first visit with Dr. Fafalak and I loved him. He was both professional and down to earth and took the time to answer all of my questions. The only negative was the 45+ minutes wait time but in my opinion, he was well worth the wait.
It is a long wait but once you get to see him he gives you his undivided attention and will spend as much time as you need or want. This is definitely not a factory approach.
I really liked and thought he was through, responsive and asked all the right questions. I didn't feel rushed at all. And while I did have to wait quite awhile to be seen, it was worth the wait and it was a comfortable waiting room with an open view of the back garden. I will definitely go back.
Listen to me he's well worth the wait and this is coming from a ver inpatient person who's been from doctor to doctor... He's excellent
He was very thorough and listened to my concerns.
there was no running water in office we had to use restaurant on the next block unsanitary how do employees wash and clean things
Very courteous and took time to explain what the problems are and what we could do about it.
Waited for 1.5 hours during the visit, did an annual physical check, not a big deal, but I called multiple times and it has been five weeks , no feedback from the doctor.
The wait time was terrible. The office is nice. The doctor was friendly but not particularly exhaustive in his physical.
He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He makes you feel very comfortable. I would totally recommend him to my friends
I think it was great everyone was so polite
Definitely a people person
It was truly well worth the wait! He takes time to listen and answer every question you ask as well as discuss the course or plan of treatment.
HIS A GOOD DR. THE REASON FOR THE WAIT HE HAS A LOT OF PATIENCE EVEN IF ITS BY APPT. YOU STILL HAVE TO WAIT BUT IT WAS NO PROBLEM
Great bedside manner made a strong impression, very approachable, even addressed medical issues outside the boundaries of why I made my visit. Great doctor! More than willing to overlook the long wait time, not certain it's a pattern yet.
Great doctor, comforting, diligent, and professional.
The office itself is beautifully decorated with lots of natural light, plants, and Vanity Fair B&W portraits. The reception staff is friendly upon entering as well. Dr. Fafalak is very professional, well-spoken, and clear with his thoughts and diagnosis. I felt I could trust his opinion based on the friendly and inquisitive dialog that was exchanged.
One of the best GP visits I've ever had. Dr. Fafalak was knowledgeable, friendly and thorough and his staff was excellent as well.
He was worth the wait. Very attentive and listened well and really tried to find answers.
Great. He explained everything and wanted to make sure that you were treated well. On of his co workers wasn't working so I started 15 minutes late but its the nature of running any business.
Dr. Fafalak is great! Personable, informative, and compassionate. Highly recommend!
Very friendly and knowledgeable MD and staff.
The doctor was amazing and I highly recommend!!