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Primary: Internist

Sub-Specialty: General

Additional Specialties: General Practice Doctor (General Practitioner), Internal Medicine

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Dr. Marina Gafanovich is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician that is affiliated with New York Presbyterian (NYP) and the Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. She received her medical degree from the world renowned Sackler School of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Gafanovich is ranked as #1 New York Doctor in many professional and consumer review sites, i.e. Avvo, HealthGrades, Vitals etc.

Dr. Gafanovich's practice takes a humanist approach to medicine. She does not believe in treating diseases, she believes in treating people. Dr. Gafanovich spends a great deal of time with each and every patient to assess outside influence to medical issues, the patient's lifestyle, their beliefs, and works to outline a treatment plan that does more than address the symptoms, but works at the core of the problem to address overall health and wellness.

Dr. Gafanovich believes that doctors and patients are partners in the journey to wellness. Any decisions made about your healthcare program will be discussed with you by Dr. Gafanovich and your agreement will be obtained prior to moving forward. She believes that inside every man and woman is incredible healing potential, and your commitment to a healthcare program is essential to your maturing into a state of "wellness".

You will always be treated as an individual when you walk through her doors, not a number.
Language Spoken


Accepts New Patients
By Appointment Only
  • Std Testing
  • Medical Clearance
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Tb Testing
  • Annual Checkup
Patients Treated
  • Frequent Travelers
  • Patients who require on-demand/off-hours access to
  • Athletes
We are a multidisciplinary practice providing a broad range of services at our offices. Our multi-lingual staff is happy to address your needs in English, Russian or Spanish. Some of the services offered at our office include (but are not limited to): * Abdominal Aorta Screening (For Aortic Aneurysm) * Chest X-Ray (Performed, Developed, and Read by MD on Premises) * Cholesterol Panel (Performed On-Site) * Electrocardiogram (ECG) * Fast and Effective Tests for Influenza A and B * Hearing Tests * INR (Blood Clotting) Testing * Medical Clearances for College Students * Non-Invasive Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Testing * Phlebotomy Blood Draws * Pre-Employment Medical Clearances, Including PPD Testing * Pre-Operative Clearances (Our Pre-Op Clearances Are Completed In 48 To 72 Hours) * Pulmonary Function Testing * Mononucleosis (Mono) Testing * "Rapid Strep" Testing For Pharyngitis * Same-Day CAT Scans, Ultrasounds, Or Any Other Imaging Via Weill Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Radiology, Or East River Imaging Facilities * School/Summer Camp Medical Clearance for Adults 18 And Over * Urinalysis * Urine Pregnancy Testing Routine Vaccinations, Including: * Flu Shots (Including H1N1) * Hepatitis A and B * MMR * Pneumonia * Tetanus * Varicella

Provider Training


Internal Medicine

Experience & Accolades

Affiliated with New Presbyterian Hospital,Affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center,Affiliated with North Shore University Hospital,Board Certified Internal Physician
Benefits of Annual Checkup
Online Article, Online, 2010

Location & Hours

Practice Affiliations

Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD

1550 York Ave 2

New York, NY 10028

Main Location

1550 York Ave

New York, NY 10028

Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - SunClosed
Upper East Side, Yorkville, Upper Manhattan


Payment Method
check, debit, financing available, no credit cards, travelers checks

Other Information

Other Link

Physicians & Surgeons, Internal Medicine, Physicians & Surgeons
Other Information

By Appointment Only: Yes

Specialties: General Practice Doctor (General Practitioner), Internal Medicine


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Leon Y.



I was a little forced into taking a full physical program, but I do not regret. The doctor is very polite and professional, doesn't get too personal but stays on top of the problem.

Jack W.


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Average staff, great doctor

The office is "dull" - I guess that's called effective management. But when it comes to the medical service, the doctor is fantastic. She is kind and she is attentive. Always in time and provides great service.

Harry J.


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Very trustworthy

Dr. G is awesome!!! She is very gentle and is on top of every issue. I feel her attention even when I am far away from New York high in the mountains (yes, I once received a calls from her in Colorado). I developed more than a few healthy habits. And I certainly don't miss my annual physical.

Jeremy C.



Travel shot for a vacation to India. Her rule is to have a patient change their primary care doctor to do this, but I did not have mine at that time, so was an easy decision to make.

Jamie H.



Excellent approach shown by Dr. Gafanovich and her staff. The staff is really comprised of nothing less than awesome people. Very amiable and ready to entertain you while you are in the waiting room. Dr. Marina loves what she does. I can tell because I am a passionate entrepreneur myself. Highly recommended.

Jane M.



The office got a facelift since I've last been here. Fortunately, the doctor remained the same. Dr. Gafanovich continues to provide the remarkable service that I got used to. She is prompt, yes, but very efficient and answers all questions in a polite and down to Earth form.



I will try to enter an unbiase...

I will try to enter an unbiased review of the services of Dr. Marina Gafanovich. She is fairly young which looked like a disadvantage for me. Actually, unlike most grey-headed docs, she is very amiable and have an excellent sense of humor. I had a sore throat, not a big issue. I had a feeling I was a little forced into doing a complete physical, which I was reluctant to do, but gave up. While it was not the sweetest of the experiences, it proved to be effective in uncovering some not so visible conditions. Nothing serious, by chance. In all, the doctor showed superb knowledge of primary care.



Compassionate Internist. Somet...

Compassionate Internist. Sometimes, the importance and value of this specialty is underestimated. Dr. Gafanovich makes it absolutely clear that there is NO medicine without Internal Medicine. Besides being a great doc, she is a caring person. Remembers every patient by first name. Simply adorable.



A decent GP with good manners....

A decent GP with good manners. She is not perfect, but who is? I vote 5 stars for her punctuality and medical service. She is a little overwhelmed with the patients, but that is probably a good sign of her credibility. There's some dedicated office-style space for those with extra cash to pay for waiting by himself. I did not enroll, so I can't say if it's worth it or not. Nor did I in a concierge program. But my colleague is indeed her concierge patient, and he says he is now able to talk to the physician for more that 15 minutes, especially after hours. Sounds like a good deal now that the insurance payouts are being cut for doctors. I'd generally recommend.



Dr. Gafanovich is an authoriti...

Dr. Gafanovich is an authoritive general doctor in Manhattan. I was impressed by soid reviews that I found online, and decided to take a chance and switch my physician who moved out of the city. Although some of those reviews could be an exaggeration, I totally like her positioning of a "prevention doctor" rather than the "follow-up doctor". With the government medical spending cuts this is a very patient-oriented way of doing business...ehr..being a doctor.



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I left my health issues behind

Dr. Gafanovich is not only a dedicated healthcare provider, as they would say, but mainly a caring individual with the passion to medicine. She is an active listener, I never feel uncomfortable telling her about my nasty issues. Besides, she is an advocate of healthy living in general, so despite the fact she might have the biggest patient team in Upper East Side, she is never overbooked, as she tries to take care of the disease before it manifests itself. Very smart and exciting approach that will keep me tuned to this physician.



The doctor's office is rather ...

The doctor's office is rather busy. I signed up for the "concierge" service which allowed me to have same-day appointments and a special waiting room (I really appreciate this). However, there's no elitist approach whatsoever. The recommendations and referrals are very professional. The follow-ups and labwork are prompt. Dr. Gafanovich has made friends with the technology, and literally everything is automated and streamlined. Would go back.



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Internist of the city

I am not used to writing reviews of any kind, but this time I fell obligated to do that. I was on one of the Carnival cruises with my family, when I suddenly felt extremely bad with some very alarming symptoms. The on-board doctor immediately contacted Dr. Gafanovich to find out if she could see me on that day (it was PM already). This was a very unexpected reason to visit a physician's office in NYC, but what a fortune I was able to visit THAT doctor. She listened carefully despite it was the end of her day with a line of her regular patients waiting just outside the door. She took into consideration every small detail and prescribed medication allowing me to continue my vacation. At the end, we had a very safe trip home. I am so grateful to Dr. Marina Gafanovich! Thank you so much.



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Caring physician

Dr. Gafanovich is really a doctor that listens. She will not look at her watch nor hurry you up because of the line. She takes your time and cure you. Is there anything else needed? So happy to have her as my New York physician.



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She shows devotion

I would like to share my delight about Dr. Gafanovich. I've been a patient of hers for a few years already. Just visited her office to do a PPD testing. To my great surprise, I found a completely ""re-energized"" office after major renovation. The new staff was very friendly and attentive. This is not a typical medical office with the lines and waiting lines. This is true health ""boutique"" with the AAA doctor with great social skills. Oh, as per medical advice, I always got my issues resolved fast and efficient. ""Comme il faut"" physician!



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Awesome physician

I have a permanent condition with my blood pressure. I had an emergency and called my PCP. I kept calling and was done after a receptionist told me he would be available in 3 days if I book a ""consultation"". Since there was no time for consideration I called Dr. Gafanovich who is right around the corner. I was also impressed by her stellar reviews after I did a little research on Google. Dr. Gafanovich listened to my issue and invited me to see her in...30 minutes! Yes, that's how health care reform should like - decrease waiting time and improve quality of service. I can say Dr. Marina is very energetic and enthusiastic about her job and treats her patients as her close friends. I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in her office. The friendly staff do nothing but help. As per my medical condition, she prescribed some preliminary treatment (that works fine already!) and I scheduled my next follow-up visit. My previous PCP did call me 3 days later offering his services....I am glad I had a nerve to get me off his patients list right on the phone.