Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD
1550 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
Additional Specialties: General Practice Doctor (General Practitioner), Internal Medicine
07/10/2014Provided by Doctor.com -
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.
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.
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 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. 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. 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 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.
05/04/2012Provided by Citysearch -
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 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.
01/30/2012Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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!
09/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.