Dr. Shirin Peters, MD

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222 E. 31st Street, Suite 1R, New York, NY, 10016

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INTERNAL MEDICINE/PRIMARY CARE & TRAVEL MEDICINE
MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS & MEDICAL SKIN CARE
ALLERGY TESTING(Food&Environmental)

Dr. Shirin Peters earned her M.D. at New York Medical College and is board-certified in General Internal Medicine. She completed residency training at the Former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, with a short stint at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Peters spent the year after completion of her residency training at a private practice in North Carolina. She simultaneously worked at a clinical research company where she acted as Principal Investigator on several large clinical trials. Here she learned about many emerging medical therapies for common chronic diseases, in their final stages of testing before FDA approval.

Dr. Peters developed an interest in treatments for obesity through her work experiences so far, both in New York and North Carolina, as well as experiences with the disease entity and its complications in her personal life. She noticed that obesity was either the root cause or an exacerbating factor for many chronic medical problems in her patients. She began to feel that finding an effective way to treat obesity in a person would be the ultimate preventative medicine and would lead to significant improvements in many of their other medical problems.

After studying materials from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Peters observed a weight loss program already established at the practice where she worked. She attended courses on medical weight loss strategies, developed an arsenal of proven approaches to weight loss, and Urban Orchid Medical was born.

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It will be the last time. Wait is too long. Completely disorganized.

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This isn't like the best looking place but they are very nice and polite. They have a second floor for blood work and take care of you without making you wait hours. I was pleased with how good my doctor was and that she answered all of my questions. They see you on Saturdays and that is huge for people who have to work during the week and I would recommend them for physicals on a Saturday.

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Dr Peters and her colleagues take good care of me.

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Dr. Peters was very friendly and very informative. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Wonderful bedside manner, I went in with a complaint and she called me quickly with information as soon as she received test results.

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Didn't seem interested. Was staring at her laptop most of the appointment. Did not think to offer any solutions that could help me without me asking.

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Made an appointment with Dr. Peters but saw Dr. Grover after waiting for nearly an hour. Dr. Grover was friendly but she did not seem very knowledgable and spent most of the appointment looking up information on her iPhone. Office staff had several ongoing personal conversations, which, in such a small lobby, was disruptive and unprofessional.

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Very pleasant first-time experience! Will definitely go back.

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Dr. Shirin Peters and her staff were very friendly and efficient. Will continue to make appointments here and make her my primary Doctor.

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Horrible doctor! Absolutely horrible. I went in to see her and there was no follow up. I will never return to this office ever again.

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Great doctor and staff.

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Overall my appointment exceeded all my expectations. I was seen immediately with zero wait time. All of my questions were answered in detail and follow up appointments were made at my convenience. I definitely recommend Dr. Peters!

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Shirin is very attentive and kind. She asked alot of questions and was sincerely interested in learning as much as she could to best assist me. I would recommend her!

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I'm still sitting in the doctors office. It's 1 pm. My appointment was originally scheduled for 9am and at 8:30, I got a phone call asking me to come in later because I would be waiting a long time if I came in when I was supposed to. I came in at 10:50, for my rescheduled visit at 11 to fill out paperwork. It took an hour and a half before I even saw Dr Peters. I was with her for under 10 minutes and she told me she wanted me to see a different doctor, who was a skin specialist. He was at lunch and supposed to be back by 12:30. Needless to say, he hasn't come back and I am still waiting. This is the most unprofessional office I have been in in quite sometime. While dr peters seems like a nice person, that does not make up for the fact that this office seems to be run by a slew of completely incompetent people. I will not be returning.

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I booked an GYN OB appointment. for people who's looking for that kind of clinic, don't go this place. The people who's doing my ultrasound was super unprofessional. And their machine is crappy, too. Spend more than 30 Minutes to do the ultrasound, because the women who's doing it was super unprofessional, she pressed super hard with a super slow speed because she have to take photos. They even forgot to do my blood test. But after all that unprofessional ultrasound process I decided to leave. Unbelievable. The doctor was really nice. Just the other health assistance could be much better.

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Dr. Peters was pleasant and very detailed. She took time to explain and confirm what the test options were and how to proceed. I got to the office ~20 minutes early and no one was there yet but people arrived shortly after.

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Dr. Peters was very helpful, patient, understanding, and thorough as usual.

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I thought Dr. Peters was nice but the office itself was not very professional or welcoming.

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My experience was great! I was seen quickly, I filled out the paperwork online so it was easy to check in, and everyone who worked there was cool. Also pluses: they're open on Saturdays. Clutch. And there's a lab upstairs, so you don't have to go somewhere else to get the heavy duty bloodwork. (I just went for a prescription refill with a new doctor)

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The most thorough physical exam I've ever had, which is appreciated as I have not had a number of the tests performed prior. Be sure you clear out a couple hours.

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I liked Dr. Peters' straightforward and efficient manner, but found it odd that she recommended I see a skin specialist when I don't have active skin problems. I also found it strange that the medical practitioner who took my vitals only asked and didn't bother to actually measure my height and weight.

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I thought it was terribly disorganized and unprofessional. While everyone was friendly, I was completely in the dark the whole visit wondering what was going on, who was involved and what would happen next. There seemed to be a lot of people learning but no one seemed totally confident in what they were doing. During my allergy test there were constant knocks on the door and people coming in and out of the room while I was laying there half-clothed. It was a very anxiety provoking experience.

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They did not call me with my test results until two weeks after they had received them. It would have been nice to know the test results when they got them. When they called me, they did not want to send me the real test results. Only sent me a sentence saying "probable" illnesses. Not helpful at all. Do not recommend.

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I meet with one of the other doctors in her office. But the staff and Doctor were really nice. The great part was that all of my paperwork was completed and in the office before I arrived in the office. The only draw back is that the office is a little far on the east side and takes about 20 mins walking from Macy's.

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The nurses working there do not seem quite professional.

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Highly Recommend! She listens and makes you feel very comfortable. You can tell that she genuinely cares.

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Dr. Peters was very nice, short, sweet and too the point. I will definitely go back for her. However, the front desk had be wait over 45 minutes to be seen because they didn't have my paperwork set. I had to go to the desk several times just to have an answer on timing. A fifteen minute appointment turned into an hour

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Very warm welcoming right after you enter the office, very friendly staff, attentive and patient. I will recommend the place to all people i know

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I arrived 20 minutes prior to my scheduled appointment but was sitting in the office for over an hour and a half before I could do my pre-appointment testing. When I finally was able to meet with the doctor, I spoke with her for less than 10 minutes. We discussed getting bloodwork done during the visit but she must have forgotten to relay that information to the administrators. When I asked when bloodwork was going to happen, the nurse said I would have to wait for the doctor to come back and confirm. Given that I had been waiting there for a total of over 2.5 hours (I was waiting between a few other tests as well), I declined, paid, and walked out.

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I was not pleased with my visit to see Dr. Peters. I had to wait a rather long time to be seen for a very quick appointment. Dr. Peters rushed through my apt and then said that she would call in a prescription for me and never did. I called her office several times and left several messages and never got a response. The visit was a total waste of time and I am concerned that she never even ran the tests that she said she would run!

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Super standoffish. Gave the impression that she was too busy and my needs were silly. Basically just ordered a bunch of tests to shut me up.

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My concerns with this office are not the doctors that work there, but the office staff. Calls, voicemails, even emails into the general email address do not get addressed. I'm sorry, but I only ask for a primary doctor's office in which I can TALK to someone about getting test results sent to me or another Dr I am seeing, make a follow up or get a script faxed somewhere. My doctor's office shouldn't stress me out. Dr. Peters is lovely, its just a shame she works in this office.

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I really liked this doctor, but decided a number of months ago that I'll be changing my primary care physician because of frequent cancellations. Whenever I would make an appointment for later in the day (anytime after 6pm) since I work 9-5, I would always the appointment weeks in advanced. The appointment was always confirmed initially, and then confirmed again via phone the same day as the appointment by their office around lunch time. Around 4-5pm, I would receive a phone call from their office again saying that the doctor needed to cancel and needed to go to a meeting. That was fine...the first few times. The last time and final time I had a scheduled appointment for 7pm, the same thing happened, but when the receptionist for the office called to tell me, she sounded very dishonest: "Dr. Peters has to cancel tonight because of an, um...um...um...because she has an, um.... meeting?" I checked ZocDoc, and realized that after 4pm (I believe) that I was the last appointment I could visibly see for the day. There would've been a 3 hour window from that appointment to my appointment. She's a very good doctor, but I don't like that my healthy-well being could be jeopardized simply because I can't make an appointment for earlier in the day. I'll find another doctor elsewhere that stands by their later appointments.

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Dr. Peters is a quiet force! While she's always caring, considerate and giving, she is not afraid to be fierce in her commitment to her patient's well-being. She offers concrete advice for better health and happiness. I am so thrilled to have found her!

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Good overall visit

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It was incredibly thorough and every single employee I was in contact with was friendly and helped put me at ease. I wish there was a little bit more communication prior to my appointment, as there were procedures done that I should have fasted for.

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Wow!! This doctor was amazing!!!! I came in with and extremely sore throat. She listened to everything I had to say and performed tests to figure out what was wrong with me. Very nice and personable!

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Dr. Peters herself was fantastic, very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and efficiently without rushing me. However, the office staff called twice to reschedule my appointment which was a little annoying and then they were extremely disorganized during my appointment, so it took them two hours to get through routine exams for my physical.

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I've been to Dr. Peters a few times over the past few months. The office has billed me incorrectly every. single. time. Dr. Peters is not the most personable, comes off as cold and too busy to listen that closely. Not an awful experience, but certainly not conducive to the kind of relationship I want with my primary care doctor.