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About Dr. Douglas S Scherr

Dr. Douglas S Scherr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Scherr has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

36 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Douglas S Scherr is Great. Dr. Douglas S Scherr has been rated by 36 patients. From those 36 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Douglas S Scherr is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nyp Weill Cornell Medical Center

525 E 68th St
New York, NY 10065
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Specialties

Dr. Douglas S Scherr has the following 1 specialty

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Bladder Issues
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma)
  • Prostate Surgery (Prostatectomy)
  • Prostatitis
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal)
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urologic Cancer
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Urinary Bladder Cancer

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Reviews

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He is a competent surgeon, but....

his office is a zoo, he is always late (as are most drs), his staff never follows up. He had a physician assistant tell me that my bladder cancer had spread, then he couldn't be reached for 4 days to explain the treatment protocol or prognosos. Dont walk, RUN to another doctor.

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Five Stars

Dr. Douglas Scherr is the best urologist for frail, elderly patients. He is the only doctor in five boroughs and Long Island that I have found who uses MAC anesthesia for TURBT (done to remove cancerous growth from bladder). We almost decided against TURBT for Mom who couldn't undergo surgery with general anesthesia. Doctor Scherr is a very competent surgeon who addresses the needs of elderly patients. He is also very thorough in assessing the situation prior to surgery so he knows exactly what he is going to do on the day of. He is very efficient surgeon--you are in and out with as little time using anesthesia as possible.

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One Star

This doctor never returns phones calls. I had to call him several times before responding. Right after the surgery he never showed up to consult. He sent in his fellow (maybe it was resident) but not him personally.

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Don't let this guy touch you

Dr. Scherr claims to be an expert in robotic surgery but in reality he is just an expert in marketing robotic surgery. My guess is his outcomes are no better and probably much worse than laparoscopic or other methods. Do not let this guy operate on you ! My guess is a large % of his patients are far from satisfied with their outcomes.

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One Star

My family and I have had far too many interactions with doctors and hospitals in the NYC area over the past few years, yet none of them match the appalling attitude of Dr. Scherr. His lack of bedside manner, which was momentary at best and several hours after the patient was out of surgery, was shocking and his cavalier approach to the patients diagnosis left my family stunned. I cannot in any way, shape or form, recommend Dr. Scherr and hopefully enough people will check this site and think twice before taking him on as their doctor.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1994

  • George Washington University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Douglas S Scherr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • 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 Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Nyp Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 E 68th St, New York, NY

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