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Dr. Clifford D Stark has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Clifford D Stark is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Although my appointment was with Dr. Stark, I was seen by an NP or an Intern. After much indecision as to why I was having back of the knee pain shooting down my leg, Dr Stark was sent for. I saw him for ten minutes and his determination was PT. The next day I went to another doctor and Bakers Cyst diagnosed.
Dr. Clifford Stark has been my primary care provider (pcp) for almost ten years. You will not find a more caring, knowledgeable and dedicated physician. Dr. Stark is double board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. It is incredibly convenient to have a doctor who can address both medical issues and sports-related injuries. Dr. Stark shares his knowledge of sports medicine by having medical residents and fellows rotate at his practice in Chelsea. The staff at Dr. Stark's office are professionals of the highest order. My medical insurance plan requires that I receive a referral from my pcp before I can consult with a medical specialist. Whenever I have needed to see a specialist, Dr. Stark's staff promptly completed the necessary form, faxed it to the specialist's office and sent me a copy of the referral. Twice due to an urgent health issue, I recall having called Dr. Stark's office after office hours. Each time Dr. Stark immediately called me back, spoke to me and prescribed a medication. He then called in the prescription to my pharmacy. I have referred colleagues, family and friends to Dr. Stark and will continue to do so.
Had my very worst doctor experience with Dr. Stark. I came in with two injuries, one on my knee and one on my wrist. He immediately stated that the office was backed up that day so that it would be "impossible" to examine both injuries. I had my 11-month old child with me in the office, obviously it was not easy for me to make time to see the doctor so I had planned on having both injuries examined at once. He forced me to choose which injury for him to examine, although they have BOTH been causing me pain for two weeks. He went on to offer an obnoxious and unnecessary analogy between himself examining my injuries and a lawyer "you wouldn't ask a lawyer to help you with a divorce case AND a completely different case!" After describing the pain in my wrist he remarked that my injury could be treated myself without him having to bother with examining it. I was so frazzled by his cold and pretentious manner because I had very positive experiences with another doctor in his practice. After pleading with him to examine my wrist injury, he agreed to look at it for "30 seconds". I would never recommend Dr. Stark nor would I ever go back to him.
22 Years Experience
University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1996
Dr. Clifford D Stark accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSports Medicine At Chelsea, 22 W 21st St Ste 400, New York, NY
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