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About Dr. Larry A Chinitz

Dr. Larry A Chinitz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in New York, NY. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Chinitz is affiliated with Bellevue Hospital Center and New York-Presbyterian-Queens. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

77 Ratings with 18 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Larry A Chinitz is Great. Dr. Larry A Chinitz has been rated by 77 patients. From those 77 patients 18 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Larry A Chinitz is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nyu Langone Medical Center

403 E 34th St
New York, NY 10016
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NYU Langone Medical Center

550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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Specialties

Dr. Larry A Chinitz has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

    While cardiologists diagnose and treat all types of heart disease, electrophysiologists have extended education in rhythmic disorders, also known as cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. An electrophysiologist typically works closely with a cardiologist and together they can treat arrhythmia, help you prevent blood clots, or restore and control a normal heart rate.
    They can also provide information on medications and devices — such as a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator — used to control an abnormal heart rate. When it come to treating arrhythmias, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatment options and an electrophysiologist can help you decide which is right for you.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Unstable Angina
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Fainting (Syncope)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Heart Block
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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Dr Larry Chinitz---Not the best choice

This review is for purposes of enabling an informed decision before choosing your electrophysiologist. My wife and I hired Dr Chinitz to perform an RF ablation for atrial fibrillation. Although she was asymptomatic, she did not want to stay on anticoagulants for life. He suggested there was a 95% chance of success after examining her. This “routine” procedure led to numerous “rare” complications, one immediately life threatening (called cardiac tamponade-a rupture of heart tissue), and others that created extreme discomfort for months. There were approximately 10 instances, in the following months, where we raced back to the hospital, at times fearing for her life. Although complications are always a possibility, the lack of personal attention by Dr Chinitz post procedure, after the suffering he created, was unconscionable. He even ignored our request to meet with him to discuss our post procedure situation. His lack of empathy and compassion when she was most vulnerable was disturbing. When choosing a doctor, one certainly wants someone who will be there for you if complications do arise. Secondarily, when we hired Dr Chinitz, we obviously believed he would be the doctor performing the procedure. After reading the hospital records, sadly, we have our strong doubts about whether he did in fact perform her entire procedure. If after reading this post, you still choose to use Dr Chinitz, make sure you get assurances (perhaps in writing) that he will be the one performing the entire procedure. There are world class electrophysiologists out there who will do the procedure and be there for you if complications arise. Our disappointment is so great, that I am prepared to answer further questions from those that seek them. My email (lachinllc@gmail.com)

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Three Stars

Dr Chinitz DOES NOT have time to meet with patients for follow-ups. My two visits were with the nurse and at the end he pops his head in the room (while still holding the door). I was scheduled to be in the office by 8:15am, was seem by his nurse. When I asked to speak with the doctor she said ok, BUT, he doesn't come in until 10am. I left. She said I could talk to the office manager. I did not schedule a visit wit the doctor to then meet with his office manager (is she a doctor, by the way?) and she had been very condescending and rude with me on the phone. Dr Chinitz may be the best in his field, but if you want a doctor who will give you time and show concern, he's not the right one.

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HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

I had one of the worst experiences of my life at this clinic. Dr. Larry Chinitz was a very well spoken and good doctor. It was the staff that made it awful. First off, no one told me that there is a possibility of having an allergic reaction getting contrast for a cardiac mri. I had one of the most horrible reactions possible to the contrast and then I did not even get a follow up call from the office for more than 2 months to give me, my results. I have plenty of doctors in my family and I know this is not how a patient should ever be treated!!! The only reason I got my results was because I called them several different times to make sure I get my results. The nurse practitioner called me back with a very hostile tone. IF this is how you treat patients, maybe medicine is not the field you should be working in? You are dealing with people's health!!!! I am very disappointed to be treated in this fashion by people practicing medicine, who are in the job of treating people for serious health conditions. I can not trust my health in the hands of a staff that could not even tell me what the contrast was that was given to me to give me the allergic reaction. I do not ever write reviews but this was such an awful experience I had to let people know.

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excellent

Dr Chinitz takes the time to explain the problem and how to go about solving it. He is not an alarmist, soft spoken, answers any questions & lets a patient know if another MD will place a cardioverter defibrillator..

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Fixed my afib with an abaltion.

Great Doc and staff, just be "patient" he's worth the wait.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Chinitz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • New York University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Larry A Chinitz 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
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • 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
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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