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About Dr. Gerald B Appel

Dr. Gerald B Appel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Appel has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gerald B Appel is Great. Dr. Gerald B Appel has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gerald B Appel is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nyp Columbia University Medical Center

622 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
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Specialties

Dr. Gerald B Appel has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Urinalysis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Kidney Disease (Glomerulonephritis)
  • Dialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Lupus Nephritis

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Reviews

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One Star

dr. appel needs to retire ... he is more interested in his lectures and traveling all over the world than he is with his patients. he is always in a rush, has no bedside manner and does not spend time explaining your condition or giving possible alternatives...he is not up on the latest findings in his field nor offering this kind of information pertaining to your condition nor does he care. always has an intern in with him and tries to impress that person rather than focus on the patient at hand and their needs. he is more impressed with the celebrities that he has as patients than the ordinary patient who sees him. he is not hands on, never gives encouragement and is never positive.. much too clinical never explains anything ..just gives you the bottom line.... when you can not get through to his office for over 3 weeks solid, there is something radically wrong with his practice. it is unethical... for patients to be calling and not getting through! finally, another office from another building takes your call and your message and says someone will get back to you and no one ever does! this is pure neglect and disrespect to his patients... you can not run a practice in this manner!. medication refills are often wrong and have to be requested more than once....that is another whole story! It is very discouraging to think you are in good hands and then to have these experiences, he is simply resting on his laurels! he should take note that he is not actively involved with his patients but rather just goes through the routine motions of a routine exam. .with no follow up expressed to see for another appointment.

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Very professional, took his time to answer all my questions.

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Five Stars

One of the most excellent doctors that I have ever encountered. I found his diagnostic skills to be brilliant and he cares about his patients and spends more time with them than any other doctor that I have ever seen.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2012, 2011, 2014)

    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 (2012, 2014, 2011)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gerald B Appel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Nyp Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W 168th St, New York, NY

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