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About Dr. Robert G Fafalak

Dr. Robert G Fafalak, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in New York, NY. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Fafalak has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

62 Ratings with 37 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert G Fafalak is Great. Dr. Robert G Fafalak has been rated by 62 patients. From those 62 patients 37 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert G Fafalak is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Robert G Fafalak Md

36 W 9th St Apt 1A
New York, NY 10011
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Glenn F Schwartz Md

4 Lexington Ave Ste 1S
New York, NY 10010
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Specialties

Dr. Robert G Fafalak has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Rheumatology
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Tendinitis

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Reviews

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Preposterous

Waiting times and overbooking are beyond reasonable. Physical Physical exams are cursory and surprisingly deficient. Doesn't reveal test results in a timely fashion, or without requiring a follow up appointment. Doesn't return calls. Spends enormous amounts of office time with pharmaceutical reps, and seems to prefer their company to patients. He is a friendly man with a nice staff, but it feels like business, not medicine.

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Great Doctor

I has Gout about 30 year's ago, other doctor keep prescribe me steroid for it, been taking over 8-10 years till the knee broke down after knee surgery doctor in the hospital think i have gout and taking the steroid cause the knee to broke down. Some one has recommended Dr. Fafalak, It took him 2 month's no more gout pain, and with medicine he give me, the gout never come back, been seeing him this last 20 year's, he is funny and caring. he is our family doctor now. Love this guy.

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Good During Visit/Negligent Giving Results

He is a good doctor with a friendly, easy going manner. He does not provide a through exam. One has to ask him to check ears, eyes, throat otherwise it is not done. Blood test results and are never provided unless you eager the staff or go directly to the office and pick them up yourself. Nor, are they ever faxed to one's other doctors without badgering the staff to to send them.

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Recommended

Excellent doctor and staff...not robotic, but actually human!

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Worst Doctor - Neglects Blood Tests

I cannot believe that this Dr is getting so many good reviews. He is neglectful. Took a blood test with him (that I begged for) and he did not get back to me with the results. After I hounded the office he finally called me back and said the tests were normal. I asked for a copy to be sent to me and noticed I had a high white blood count (abnormally high, not slightly evelevated). He obviously never actually looked at my results. If you go to him, (which you shouldn't), make sure you are your own advocate and ask for your test results to review.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • 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.

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1987

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert G Fafalak 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
  • 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
  • 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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