Dr. Richard Arthur Istrico DO is a male Emergency Medicine Specialist, has 32 years of experience and practices in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Sports Medicine.
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Istrico is Excellent. Dr. Istrico has been reviewed by 6 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.6
  • Currently 3.6 of 4 stars
Promptness 4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.4
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.8
  • Currently 3.8 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Nutrition Disorders
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine

Education & Awards

Dr. Istrico graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has 5 awards.

Who's who in the world
Physician of the year 1996
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1999 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)


Dr. Istrico has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital System - Franklin Hospital Med Ctr 
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Istrico accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • Aetna - 3 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 2 plans
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield - 15 plans
  • Unicare - 11 plans
  • Evercare - 2 plans
  • Oxford Health Plans - 3 plans
  • Humana - 16 plans
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan - 3 plans
  • Cigna - 3 plans


  • Russian

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Additional Information
Where does Dr. Richard A. Istrico practice?
Dr. Richard Istrico practices Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Sports Medicine near Howard Beach, NY.
See Howard Beach Family Physicians, Howard Beach Emergency Physicians, Howard Beach Sports Medicine Doctors, and Howard Beach Neurologists.