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Dr. Gregory M Gustafson has the following 3 specialties
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- 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.
- Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Gregory M Gustafson has the following 8 expertise
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
- Coronary Disease
- Myocardial Infarction
- Heart Block
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Heart Catheterization
Dr. Gregory M Gustafson has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Gregory M Gustafson is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Gustafson is an asset to his profession. He is caring, compassionate and understanding. He will go the extra mile for his patients, he is a dedicated doctor which you don't find anymore. He is old school and he can teach these young doctors a thing or two. He is very cooperative and understands the patients problem. He will try his hardest to figure out and help them in any way he can. He spends a lot of time with his patients and makes you feel at ease and comfortable. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone that needs his expertise. He has a lot of experience in his field of cardiology.
Dr. Gustafson has done diagnostic angioplasty of my heart once and has put stints in one of my Arteries twice since 1994. My last angioplasty and stint was last Summer. He spent more than two hours cleaning the blockage in my artery and put two new stints to keep it open. I felt no pain during the procedure, my shortness of breath hs gone, and he gave me an education about artery blockage. He talked with me as he cleaned my artery, and once he even showed me a piece of the fat that he had taken out of my artery. He me while I was in the recovery room and showed me pictures of my artery before and after opening the blockage. I once talked to him about the medicine I was taking. He suggested a different medince which has lowered my cholesterol.Dr. Gistafspm has been pleasant every time he has seen me.Once when I was in the recovery room, a patient across the room from my bed needed a urinal and was calling a nurse to bring it to him. No nurse was around at that moment. Dr. Gustafson was passing through and heard the patient. He found a urinal, brought it to the patient and said to him with a smile,"Here it is. I am a full-service doctor." He and we the patients laughed.Dr. Gustafson has given me the best care. I thank him for it.
Patients' Choice Award (2013)
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 (2013)
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.
41 Years Experience
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Graduated in 1977
St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center
Dr. Gregory M Gustafson accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsNew York-Presbyterian-Queens, 5645 Main St, Flushing, NY
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