About Dr. Herbert A Insel MD

Dr. Herbert A Insel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Dr. Insel has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

44 Ratings with 34 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Herbert A Insel is Excellent. Dr. Herbert A Insel has been rated by 44 patients. From those 44 patients 34 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Herbert A Insel is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.


get directions HERBERT A INSEL MD
30 E 40th St Rm 1100
New York, NY 10016


Dr. Herbert A Insel has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Herbert A Insel has the following 18 expertise

  • Echocardiography
  • Blood Clot
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Block
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases (Peripheral Artery Disease)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Heart Attack
  • Unstable Angina
  • Arrhythmia
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Atherosclerosis

Board Certifications

Dr. Herbert A Insel is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Best Doctor Ever!!!

Dr. Insel is by far the best Doctor I have ever encountered. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but he is a warm and caring human being. He spent an unbelievable amount of time with me and I never felt rushed. He addressed all my issues and answered all my questions. I felt like I was in the presence of a family member. He did a comprehensive cardiac exam on me. He performed the echocardiogram on me himself on the first visit and did not designate it to a technician. I received my results that day in his office where he spoke to me at length about his findings. Upon calling his office to make this appointment, I was spoken to by a warm, friendly receptionist who worked with me to get me the soonest appointment possible at the time that worked best for me. In addition, when I called back the following week to ask a question, I was again treated in the same warm, friendly manner. I was transferred to Dr. Insel who immediately picked up the phone and addressed my concerns. It a rare thing, in this age of automation, to be able to call a Doctor's office and be treated in this personal manner without having to leave a voicemail. I would trust my life and the lives of my family with Dr. Insel!

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New Patient

My internist referred me to Dr. Insel about six months ago, I was anxious and concerned. Dr. Insel is an excellent physician who was very thorough and put me at ease, carefully diagnosing my problem. He takes time with his patients and there is no such thing as an unnecessary question. I felt comfortable asking him about all of my concerns. I am delighted to recommend him to friends and colleagues.

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Dr. Herbert Insel

I've been going to Dr. Insel for around 25 years. He is intelligent and compassionate and is available to answer questions and soothe concerns. His generosity of spirit and gentle sense of humor ease any situation. I rely upon him.

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Caring Doctor

Staff very professional and make patients feel very comfortable. Dr. Insel made feel that my health & well being matters to him. His knowledge and sense of humor made me feel that there are doctors whose main concern is the patients health.

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Five Stars

I have been a patient of Dr. Insel for many years. Dr. Insel"s diagnostic skills are unsurpassed. Before meeting Dr. Insel, I had seen several Doctors who were unable to assess my condition. Dr. Insel quickly found out what was wrong with me. Also if you need a referral to a specialist, Dr. Insel who is a top Doctor in NYC knows all the other top Doctors. Bottom line, you are in goods hands with Dr. Insel. Also forgot to mention. aside from being a Great Doctor. Dr. Insel is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Suny Downstate Med Ctr
  • Lenox Hill Hospital


  • Dr. Herbert A Insel Accepts the Following Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Herbert A Insel

Dr. Herbert Insel is a Cardiologist serving the New York area for more than 30 years. Dr. Insel is experienced in all areas of non invasive cardiology and stresses preventive cardiology. Professional Associations: Fellow - American College of Cardiology American Heart Association New York County Medical Society American Association of Preventive Cardiology Awards & Accolades: On-time doctor award; Vitals.com: 2014, 2015 Super Doctors New York Times Magazine; 2008-2014 Most Compassionate Doctor; Vitals.com: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 America's Top Cardiologists; Consumer's Research Council of America; 2013-2015 Patients Choice Award ; Vitals.com: 2011, 2012, 2013 , 2015 Elected to the Leading Physicians of the World – 2009 CONDITIONS DR. INSEL TREATS: Arrhythmias ( including Atrial Fibrillation ) Cardiomyopathy Carotid Artery Disease Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Diabetes Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Peripheral Vascular Disease Syncope Valvular Heart Disease PROCEDURES DR. INSEL PERFORMS: Echo/Doppler Carotid Doppler Stress Echo Holter Monitoring Cardiac Event Monitoring Pulmonary Function Testing SERVICES DR. INSEL OFFERS: Preventive Cardiology Nutritional Counseling OFFICE HOURS: Monday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Tuesday: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6.00 pm Thursday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm Friday: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

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HERBERT A INSEL MD, 30 E 40th St Rm 1100, New York, NY
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