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About Dr. Marvin Witt III

Dr. Marvin Witt III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Witt has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Marvin Witt III is Great. Dr. Marvin Witt III has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Marvin Witt III is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Manhattan Physicians Group

590 5th Ave
New York, NY 10036
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Specialties

Dr. Marvin Witt III has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Marvin Witt III has the following 8 expertise

  • Physical
  • Weight Loss
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Heartburn
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination

Dr. Marvin Witt III has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Reckless Benzo Prescribing

Without exaggeration, Dr. Marvin Witt very nearly cost me my life and they have certainly destroyed my health in a profound way. To begin with, one of ACP’s cardiologists prescribed me a psychotropic drug called clonazepam, for a tight chest. Cardiologists have no place prescribing these medications. Furthermore, he prescribed a very large quantity, notwithstanding that the New York State Department of Health Guidelines clearly state, in a broadly cited pamphlet distribution that clonazepam should never be prescribed beyond 2 - 4 weeks. After a short term of taking clonazepam I found I was unable to sleep (at all) without it. I visited Dr. Marvin Witt about this and he immediately, without hesitation reinstated clonazepam and continued to do so for 7.5 years completely unmonitored. During this time I developed profound periods of depression, anxiety, insomnia and boils and rashes for the first time in my life. I developed cataracts in both eyes at the age of 52 (it’s documented that clonazepam causes these conditions if prescribed long term). Each time I returned to the Dr. Witt he failed to connect my condition to his prescribing of clonazepam and instead prescribed a myriad of additional pharmaceuticals. Eventually I developed complete tolerance to the clonazepam meaning that I had night sweats, night terrors and excruciating insomnia. At this point Dr. Witt wrote to me by email on ACP’s portal instructing me to discontinue clonazepam “cold turkey” (this was the precise term he used). Two days later I was unable to walk or talk and I was having myoclonic seizures and my friends took me to the ER whereupon they reinstated me with clonazepam telling me that abrupt discontinuation was life threatening. I returned to ACP and saw a different physician (Dr. Thomas Moore) who explained that I needed to discontinue clonazepam but that ACP did not have the expertise to oversee a taper. He told me I needed to seek assistance from an addiction specialist although he did not refer me to one. In other words they admitted they had gotten me dependent on a drug from which they had no idea how to get me off. I had to find an addiction psychiatrist at the cost of thousands (none of these take Insurance). I had to taper slowly with the help of a compounding pharmacist which also cost me thousands. In the period of my self-styled taper I had nine months of sleeping between zero and two hours out of every 24. I had hallucinations, nighttime and daytime terrors, and worst of all akasthesia which meant I was compelled to march on the spot pretty much every waking moment. And guess how many times ACP physicians reached out to enquire for my welfare? The answer is none. To anyone reading this, I promise and guarantee there is zero exaggeration in the above commentary. If anyone requires further information I will happily provide with documentary evidence. I am now physically disabled from Dr. Witt’s medical treatment. I have been free of clonazepam and any related meds for 18 months and although my mind is liberated with zero depression or anxiety, my central nervous system is severely compromised. My muscles are profoundly stiff 24/7 as clonazepam is a muscle relaxant and without it the muscles can no longer function efficiently. I cannot descend subway stairs without assistance and I was an elite athlete before Dr. Witt got me. I believe with every ounce of my being that these physicians’ white coats should be replaced with orange jump suits. But I would encourage anyone reading this, be they current patients or prospective, to consider the dangers this certain members of the ACP medical group may present to them, in light of my experiences. I have written to ACP explain this situation and requesting explanations but so far they have not even acknowledged my complaint. I fear that they may regard safety under the veil of silence.

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Five Stars

Very nice experience today. Highly recommend.

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Great doctor, highly recommend him.

I've been seeing Dr. Witt and his group off and on for years. He is very professional, thorough and has great bedside manner. His staff has been with him for many years which speaks volumes for him.

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Love Dr. Witt!

Really listens to what you have to say and what your concerns are.

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2017, 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.

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area

    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.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg

    Graduated in 1983

  • Bridgeport Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Marvin Witt III accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • 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 Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Humana
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Manhattan Physicians Group, 590 5th Ave, New York, NY

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