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About Dr. Jonathan S Samuels
Dr. Jonathan S Samuels, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Samuels is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center and New York-Presbyterian-Queens. Dr. Samuels has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Jonathan S Samuels has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- 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.
Dr. Jonathan S Samuels has the following 11 expertise
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. Jonathan S Samuels has 0 board certified specialties
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Dr Samuels doesn't listen when you explain how you feel. He basis everything on blood test results and sometimes numbers are not the only way to treat a patient. He can also be snippy at times. I have seen him for some time and I am going to have to get another physician. At this time he is not helping me to have a better quality of life, I feel my illness is getting worse.
I have a hard to pin-point, hard to treat autoinflammatory / autoimmune disease and Dr. Samuels is always there for me. He answers my questions, always answers my phone calls, and takes me seriously. I've seen people all over the country and I really appreciate the care he gives. Bite the bullet and deal with his somewhat disorganized office staff and you'll get pretty great care.
I went to see her because she took my insurance and because of the reputation of the institution. She rushed through the visit and did not spent the time to answer my questions and concerns. I decided to fork over the cash and see another physician at the same institution who didn't take insurance. What a difference did that make! I guess in this life you do get what you pay for!
I went to Dr. Samuels when my other doctor no longer took my insurance. His staff was very helpful in transferring medical records, and arranging a speedy appointment. That was about it. Dr. Samuels really didn't listen to my complaints, and therefore did not investigate them. Some of my symptoms were in line with auto-immune disease, and others were note. For example, the overwheling fatigue was related to being anemic, which was overlooked. Another doctor put me on I.V. iron injections over the course of three months, and that helped. I also had skin and eye problems that were never addressed, along with abdominal problems which required hospitalization. Although very nice, Dr. Samuels was not effective, and my condition continued to deteriorate until I finally switched to another phsyician who really works for me now. Of note, Michael, who runs the office, can sometimes be a bit snippy, and I simply felt unconfortable dealing with him. He is a nice person, but always managed to make me feel nervouse and worse, which is not a good thing if you are sick. If you have a very straight forward problem, then Dr. Samuels is good. He takes all insurance plans, is easy to talk with, and has great bedside manners. However, if your medical history and/or complaints are complicated, which they usually are when atuo-immune disease is involved, then Dr. Sameuls might not be for you. He also bases everything, EVERYTHING, on blood results. However, people with auto-immune disease know that such reports fluctuate from test to test, and often do not reflect what is reallyn going on. Indeed, many auto-immune diseases reveal normal blood reports, but because Dr. Samuels takes the report at face value, he does not dig a little deeper to discover the underlying pathology. Again, he's a very nice man, and I always enjoyed seeing him, but because my condition actually worsened, I was compelled to leave.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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.
Castle Connolly 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.
Dr. Samuels is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
19 Years Experience
Weill Cornell Medical College
Graduated in 1999
Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Jonathan S Samuels 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
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 HMO
- Empire 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 & DirectionsSeligman Center, 333 E 38th St Fl 4, New York, NY
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