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Primary: Internist

Sub-Specialty: General

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

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Board Certified
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
Angieslist, 2011
Patients Choice
Vitals, 2011
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

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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Best MD in New York

I'm satisfied with price\quality ratio. The atmosphere is
comfortable and the staff is always ready to help, the attitude towards patients is great. I visited her office for many times having different problems and the quality of her services was always very high. Now I want to sign a contract for one year. Dr. Gafanovich you are the best!



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My migraine turned me mad.

My migraine turned me mad. The drug my old doc told me to take didnt help. So I visited that new doctor a friend of mine recommended me. New pills prescribed. They help. My old doc to the garbage bin with her drugs. Ill now visit only my new doc!



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Our family doctor

I can't describe how happy I am to have Dr. Gafanovich as our family doctor. She is always so careful and precise in her treatments. I never waited for more than 10 minutes to get into exam room, which is extraordinary in my experience. She is always available after hours to extend her help if needed.



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NYC doctor you can trust

I think Dr. Gafanovich is a great internist. One reason there is an occasional wait is that if you have a problem, she will spend his time to talk you though it. She is not just processing people.

I had a new medical condition and she was very thoughtful in explaining it to me when I was really scared.

How many doctors give you their home phone and cell phone? That says it all.



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Thank you!

I think very highly of Dr. Gafanovich who I use as my diabetes specialist. She takes the time to download data off my medical devices so she can track my progress over time. She has great advice about diet and also is very knowledgable about medications which not all doctors are. I also get appropriate reminders about when it is time to see Marina again. She is intelligent and caring. Another thing not all doctors are.



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Best NYC doctor

When I felt there was sth wrong with my lungs, Ive decided to visit a doctor. But I do not like the hospitals, they make me sick. So I searched on the Inet and found this lady doc. She made an examination, asked questions, then told me where to make a photo of my lungs in two minutes. Basing on all these, she assured me that nothing actually was wrong. The time passes and now I do know she was right. Great doc with a huge experience. Helped me a lot.



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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.



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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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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.



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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.