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About Dr. Robert J Sommer

Dr. Robert J Sommer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sommer has received 9 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert J Sommer is Excellent. Dr. Robert J Sommer has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert J Sommer is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

CUMC-SURGERY Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10032
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Specialties

Dr. Robert J Sommer has the following 3 specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
    Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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

    16 Expertise

  • Blood Clot
  • Unstable Angina
  • Heart Failure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Percutaneous Arterial Septic Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Heart Catheterization
  • High Cholesterol
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Block
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart Attack

Board Certifications

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Reviews

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Was Good - Now - WHO KNOWS?

Having a congenital heart defect since birth and always being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Summer was recommended by my pediatric cardiologist Dr. Allan Hordof (who is phenomenal). I have been seeing Dr. Summer for approx. 8 years and have just found out (after trying to contact him for months for him to follow up on a treatment he was suggesting for me) that he is NO LONGER MY DOCTOR and will be HANDING ME OFF to someone else. I would have thought after 8 years and what I thought was a good doctor - patient relationship this would have warranted al least a phone call from him personally. This only shows me that he is showing a lot less interest in his patients than he used to. Very disappointed.

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Five Stars

Best Dr I have seen.

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Five Stars

I had a pfo closure and felt as good as new the day after the procedure! Dr. Sommer was great in getting me discharged the next day after the procedure!

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Five Stars

Dr. Robert J Sommer , Is more then a great Doctor ..... He is an Angel , an amazing person . Dr. Sommer has a heart of gold , Dr. Sommer saved my sons life .

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The most caring doctor I've ever met! Great skills.

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  • Awards

    9 Awards

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2012, 2015, 2014, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2010, 2012, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2009)

    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 (2015, 2011, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2008, 2013, 2012)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2009, 2015)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2013)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists 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 medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists 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 medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • 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.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert J Sommer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon 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 Health Garden State
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

CUMC-SURGERY Herbert Irving Pavilion, 161 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY
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