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Dr. Sydney Chen, MD, PhD, FACP

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Staten Island, NY

About Dr. Sydney Chen

Internal medicine is my passion. I truly enjoy the spectrum and complexity of diseases and I find excitement and satisfaction in diagnosing, treating and providing care for my patients. My solid knowledge base and strong medical research background enhanced my clinical skills, allow me to pursue my commitment to provide comprehensive care to my patients. I like to take my time to talk to the patients, listen to them, answer their questions and make them feel comfortable. Most of all I enjoy caring for them.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Richmond University Medical Center
  • Staten Island University Hospital - North Site
  • Staten Island University Hospital - South Site

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology
  • University of Paris (PhD)
  • Harvard University (Fellowship)
  • New York Medical College (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association

Awards and publications

  • Arsura E. L. Chen S. X. New life for physiologic dead space? Editorial. Crit Care Med. 38(1): 288-291, 2010.
  • Amir K. A., Chen S. X., Bobba R. K., Arsura E. L. Elevations of Serum Creatine Phosphokinase in Hospitalized Patients. Am J Med Sci. 338(5):353-356, 2009.
  • Chen S. X., Amir K. A., Bobba R. K., Arsura E. L. New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Medical Inpatients. Am J. Med. Sci. 337(3): 169-172, 2009.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1992035315

Dr. Sydney Chen's office location

ALPHA INTERNAL MEDICINE, PC

315 Demorest Ave

Staten Island, NY 10314

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Short wait time! The nurse was very kind and Dr Chen was helpful
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I went for a annual physical and she was on point and help me to get all my papers done.
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She is very thorough. She sits and listens to what you have to say and offers sound medical advice. The wait is a bit long but apparently its the norm on Staten Island.
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Professional and humble!
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Knowledgeable and answered questions patiently!
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she did not request any blood work for me. Bedside manner was ok.
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She is very thorough and tries to spend as much time as possible with her patients. She listens to what they have to say and offers recommendations based on their concerns.
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Dr. Chen is always nice and helpful. She listens very well and has always recommended the right treatments for me. I have no complaints.
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I love Dr Chen. She always listens to all my concerns and is very thorough. She is also very kind.
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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Chen’s for about 4 years, maybe even longer. For the entire time I’ve been on an inhaler. Every year I get a physical, do whatever she suggests, get a refill on my inhaler and that’sit. 60 days ago, I visited Ed her office for a physical, and forgot to ask for a refill on my inhaler. I had an attack today, and was out of medication. I called to have my prescription filled and they told me no problem. After an hour the pharmacist called back and the office then told her that they would not fill my prescription in because she wanted me to go in for another visit. After I was there only 60 days ago. I’m now sitting in an emergency room. I personally never had a problem with Dr. Chen, but I refuse to deal with a doctor who is too concerned about to Co-pay then to help a patient when they’re in need. I will NEVER go back there.
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She was easy to talk understood my needs
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Extremely friendly staff. Dr. Chen was professional and thorough, total sweetheart. Definitely recommend this office.
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Appointment slots given every 15 minutes but most patients consultation take more than 30 minutes. That makes the waiting time to be an hour minimum.
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She is a sweetheart. Listens and talks to you. Comes up with solutions. Think she's a keeper.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent!
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My 1st visit with her went well! She was very thorough and very nice!
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Dr. Chen and her MA were absolutely delightful and pleasant. I had a late appointment and although it was around 8:15PM when i was seen, they took thier time, and it didnt feel rushed. Dr. Chen was very knowledgeable and showedshe cared about the health concerns i had. I highly recommend her!!! this was my first visit, they performed an EKG and PFT breath test on me to see how my overal health was. NO other doctor has done that. Only upon request!
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Dr. Chen is knowledgeable and very responsive.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor. Excellent bedside manner. Finally, a physican who listens and genuinely cares about her patients. Thanks.
Less than 1 year ago
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I love Dr Chen. She is a great Doctor. She listens and goes over every detail of your test results. My family and even my friends are going to her. Her staff are just as nice.
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Very good doctor but the receptionist is not that friendly
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Office staff is very professional as well as Dr Chen.
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Dr. Chen is consistently thoughtful and caring. We highly recommend her.
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I have been with Dr. Chen for about 4 years she and her team are very thorough, polite, and welcoming! Her office is always full and yet I'm always seen in a timely manner.
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dr Chen is an excellent dr she addressed my problem and made me feel confident about my recovery..
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She is pleasant and thorough. The wait time is way too log. Also, I think she deals more with Geriatric Patients than younger adults.
More than 1 year ago
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She helped me with the problem I was having and was very efficient with fixing it
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Dr. Chen is both thoughtful and caring. I am very happy that she is my doctor.
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They were suppose to give me a heart monitor and were waiting to get equipment back. Never ever called me back. So to me, that’s patient negligence.
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Dr. Chen was nice and professional, but I do not like that her office does not draw blood there. Instead I needed to make another trip to LabCorp and get my blood drawn. When the results came back, she expected meto make a trip back to her office. I asked if I could speak to her over the phone, but the receptionist told me she won't talk to me over the phone. I understand HIPAA laws and all, but she could have asked for verification over the phone. Unfortunately I will not be returning to her office.
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Very thorough and professional.
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Long wait
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Was contacted by staff that I can come 30 min early due to cancelled aappointmens. Ended up being seen 30 min later my originally scheduled time. ...
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Dr Chen is very professional. She listens with great intelligence and compassion.
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Great visit
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Immaculate office and courteous staff. Office hours are limited but they work with my schedule.
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Very nice and really takes her time so you don't feel rushed, worth the wait since she'll take her time when it's your turn also.
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She listened to my concerns & did an examination of what was bothering me. She asked questions & is sending me for tests which I what I hoped she would do. Overall a good experience.
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The doctor was late for her first appointment they did not open until 9:15 although first appointment was at 9am. And then when I was waiting outside I left and came back and people who came in after me were seen first. But she is a great doctor though!
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Pleasant and helpful.
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Dr. Chen is very thorough and knowledgeable. The staff is very friendly.
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She is amazing.
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I actually love seeing Dr Chen. So caring and understanding. I never feel rushed. She is such a great doctor.
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Dr. Chen is always great. She's thorough without making the visit too long. Easy to talk to and always truly concerned about the patient. I'll be going to her until she's out of practice (insurance willing!).
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Excellent. After years of seeing many questionable doctors, I was blown away by Dr. Chen's professionalism. Her attention to detail is astounding. Amazing office staff. Clean and organized. Easily recommend to all.
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She was great
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I actually enjoy talking with Dr Chen. She's kind and understanding. I trust what she feels what is wrong with me. The visit went well.
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I thought Dr. Chen had excellent bedside manner, was accommodating, and I can tell if I had a health issue she would hear my concerns and follow through with proper treatment.
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Should ask more information about the patient
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Dr Chen is such a great Doctor. I usually don't wait more then 30 minutes but today was a little busy. She always takes the time to listen to my concerns and follows through with the proper treatment needed. Im pleased to have her as my doctor.
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