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10 Best Endocrinologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

Friday, May 8, 2020

Our clients who enroll in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) know that they need to be on medicaid in order to qualify for the program. 


In order to help you make a more informed decision regarding your health, we put together this guide of the 10 Best Endocrinologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid



(Below is a list of doctors with different specialties who accept Medicaid)

NYC OBGYNs who accept Medicaid 

NYC Cardiologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Psychiatrists who accept Medicaid

NYC Urologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Pain Management Drs who accept Medicaid

A closer look at Endocrinologists

Endocrinologists are medical doctors who have been trained to diagnose and treat hormonal diseases and disorders. Treatment of endocrine problems are geared at helping patients restore a normal balance of hormones in the body to reverse disease and complications resulting from hormone imbalances. Endocrinologists focus not only on hormones, but also on the many glands and tissues throughout the body that are responsible for producing hormones. There are over 50 different hormones in the body that have a significant impact on all aspects of physical functioning and development of the human body.

 

Common diseases that endocrinologists treat include:

 

●   Diabetes mellitus

●   Thyroid disorders 

●   Bone diseases

●   Pituitary gland disorders

●   Weight problems and obesity

●   Lipid diseases and disorders

●   Reproductive disorders

 

The endocrine system regulates physical functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, respiration, sensory perception, and even movement. Hormonal imbalances underlie a number of common medical conditions. The endocrine system impacts all other systems within the human body through the secretion of substances from the adrenal and suprarenal glands, the hypothalamus, ovaries, and testes.

 

Endocrinologists work with metabolic, reproductive, and developmental disorders, but they can also help patients overcome certain psychological and behavioral issues related to sleep, respiration, stress, digestion, and more. Many endocrinologists specialize in working with a certain subset of disorders within their field. Below are 10 of the best endocrinologists in the NYC area who accept Medicaid.

 

NYC Endocrinologists Who Accept Medicaid

1.   Dr. Steven Hodak MD (5 stars)

 

Dr. Steven Hodack is an endocrinologist who chose this specialization out of a special interest in the molecules (hormones) that are made by glands to carry messages throughout the body. This interest goes all the way back to high school for Dr. Hodak. His current research interests include the use of molecular genetic tools to enhance the diagnostic ability of fine-needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules. He has worked to develop novel ways of categorizing thyroid cancer risk to avoid surgery whenever possible. He is nationally recognized in the field of thyroid cancer and molecular diagnostics.

 

Dr. Hodak accepts Medicaid and he has excellent reviews and his staff is reportedly very friendly and helpful. This is a doctor who takes the time to talk to his patients and educate them about their disorder and treatments. That’s why he’s rated number by his patients.

 

Dr. Hodak got his M.D. from Georgetown University in 1999. He did his residency in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Georgetown University Hospital in 2003 and completed a fellowship also at Georgetown University in 2005. He has been practicing as a doctor for 15 years and has worked for various healthcare facilities in the following positions:

 

●   Director, Glycemic Control at Tisch Hos

●   Director, Medicine Faculty Group Practice

●   Associate Director of Clinic Affairs, Division of Endocrinology

●   Chief, Endocrinology at Tisch Hospital

●   Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

 

Dr. Hodak was board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism) in 2005. He currently practices the following location in New York City:

 

NYU Diabetes & Endocrine Associates

530 1sts Avenue, Suite 5F

New York, NY 10016

212-481-1350

 

2. Nirali Shah, MD (5 stars)

 

Dr. Nirali Shah has been practicing medicine for 5 years. She has a special interest in diagnostics and the management of pituitary disease and disorders. She has been a co-investigator in clinical trials researching Cushing’s Disease, but most recently, she has focused on diabetes treatment and care. Her patients say that she is enthusiastic about her work and she takes the time that’s necessary to explain treatments and procedures to patients. As a relatively new doctor in comparison with others on this list, Dr. Shah has definitely made a name for herself as a highly rated Medicaid doctor.

 

Dr. Shah is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and she is a member of the faculty at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, but she also provides exceptional care and attention to patients with a variety of endocrine disorders including the following:

 

●       Addison’s Disease

●       Type 1 Diabetes

●       Type 2 Diabetes

●       Adrenal Incidentaloma

●       Adrenal Disease

●       Nontoxic Nodular Goiter

●       Osteoporosis

●       Paget’s Disease of Bone

●       Diabetes insipidus

●       Hyperparathyroidism

●       Hyperthyroidism

●       Panhypopituitarism

●       Grave’s Disease

●       Thyroid cancer

●       Pituitary Diseases

●       Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

Dr. Shah was educated at the following medical institutions:

 

●       Smt. H.M.L Municipal Medical College in India

●       Stony Brook University Hospital in New York ( Residency, Internal Medicine) - She served as chief resident.

●       Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Diseases.

 

Dr. Shah has a practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center at the following location:

 

5 E 98th St.

New York, NY 10029

212-241-3422

 

 

3. Dr. Sherley Abraham, MD (5 Stars)

 

Dr. Sherley Abraham is board certified by the American Board of Endocrinology and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology as an endocrinologist and internal medicine doctor who accepts NY Medicaid. She works as an assistant professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She focuses primarily on the treatment of osteoporosis, thyroid cancer, and thyroid treatment consultation. She received her medical education at the following institutions:

 

●   SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine (MD)

●   NYU School of Medicine (Residency)

●   NYU Langone School of Medicine (Fellowship in Hypertension and Lipidology in the Physician-Scientist Training Program)

●   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism)

 

Dr. Abraham has high reviews and she’s known by her patients as a doctor who is patient and willing to take the time to explain and discuss treatments in a way that the patient can understand. She has a great bedside manner and her patients report that she makes them feel well cared for. She is dedicated to making sure that each patient receives excellent treatment and education about what ails them so that they can make better lifestyle choices. Her treatments aim to contribute to an enhanced quality of life.

 

Dr. Abraham’s office is located at the following address:

 

5 E 98th St. 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10029

Phone: 212-241-3422

 

4. Dr. Jeffrey I. Mechanick (4.6 Stars)

 

Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick is a professor of medicine in cardiology, endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is affiliated with a number of hospitals throughout New York City. His specialty is in treating diabetes, bone diseases, and endocrine disorders. He is well-respected in his field for his long list of accomplishments.

 

In addition to his work teaching, Dr. Mechanick is also the medical director of the Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at the Mount Sinai Heart and Cardiovascular Institute and Division of Cardiology. He is also the Director of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has been practicing medicine for 30 years.

 

Dr. Mechanick attended the following educational institutions to complete his medical degree:

 

●   Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (1985)

●   Baylor College of Medicine (Internal Medicine Residency-1986 to 1988)

●   Mount Sinai Hospital (Endocrine Fellowship - 1988-1990)

 

Dr. Mechanick has published over 300 different studies in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition Support. He is extremely knowledgeable in this field. His research interests include nutrition and metabolic support, lifestyle medicine, obesity, and the network analysis of complex systems. He is in charge of training endocrine and cardiology fellows at Mount Sinai and he’s board certified by both the American Board of Endocrinology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Dr. Mechanick has served as the president for the following organizations:

 

●       American College of Endocrinology (2016-2017)

●       American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2013-2014)

●       American Board of Physcian Nutrition Specialists (2005-2006)

 

A doctor’s research interests tell patients what subject matter interests them and where they have special expertise. Dr. Mechanick’s research interests are in the fields of nutrition and metabolic support, obesity and lifestyle medicine, as well as network analysis of complex systems. According to reviews, his staff is very friendly and Dr. Mechanick is well-known as an excellent diagnostician.

Dr. Mechanick’s practice is located at the following address:

Guggenheim Pavilion

234 85th St.

New York, New York

Phone: 212-731-3383

 

 

5.  Dr. Gregory Dodell, MD (4.6 Stars)

Dr. Gregory Dodell is an assistant clinical professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  He has been practicing medicine for 8 years and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Diabetes and Metabolism.

Dr. Dodell received his education from the following institutions:

●       Albany Medical College (Medical Degree)

●       St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital (Residency, Internal Medicine)

●       St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital (Fellowship in Endocrinology)

 

Dr. Dodell is well-known as an attentive doctor who suggests alternatives to conventional treatment whenever appropriate. According to reviews, he tends to focus a lot on the genetic basis of disease sometimes to the exclusion of other possible causes. He is rated Number 5 on this list because patients gave him mixed reviews in terms of his ability to explain underlying causes of disorders and creatively come up with alternative treatments for diseases of the endocrine system.

 

Dr. Dodell specializes in treating thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, diabetes, and nutritional issues. He works to improve people’s lives by balancing hormones through correct diagnosis and the proper management of disease. He is very thorough in his examination and analysis of patient complaints and provides his patients with insight and a comfortable environment as well as a friendly staff.

 

Dr. Dodell’s office is at the following location:

 

Central Park Endocrinology

115 Central Park West, Ofc. 14

New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-877-2100

 

6. Dr. Robert T. Yanagisawa, MD (4.3 Stars)

 

Dr. Robert Yanagisawa has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. He is a professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also serves as the program director of the Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, a program with a strong reputation for training exceptional endocrinologists. Over half of the graduates of this program hold academic titles in various locations throughout the country. So this is a medical professional who is not only well-known and well-respected for his work with patients, but also highly respected for his ability to teach students how to work with patients as well.

 

Dr. Yanagisawa has also contributed to the advancement of global medical partnerships by serving as the Vice President of the Japanese Medical Society of America. His altruistic work was recognized by political leaders in Japan. He established a new training site there for the provision of Disaster Medical Sciences after the Fukushima disaster. At this training site, he uses a multi-disciplinary approach that combines disaster psychology and radiation biology to help patients who are in recovery following this tragedy. This demonstrates that Dr. Yanagisawa is a globally minded doctor who is able to think creatively to solve complex problems.

 

Clinically, Dr. Yanagisawa focuses primarily on metabolism and thyroid disorders. He can perform neck ultrasonography in his New York office to diagnose thyroid disease or to watch for a recurrence of cancer in patients who have already been treated for thyroid cancer. He co-directs the Endocrine Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital and works diligently to always be improving patient care. His efforts in this department have led to special recognition by the Magnet Hospital Review.

 

Dr. Yanagisawa specializes in treating the following disorders:

 

●   Goiter

●   Hypothyroidism

●   Hyperthyroidism

●   Parathyroid Disorder

●   Thyroid Cancer

●   Metabolic Syndrome

●   Thyroid Consultation

●   Thyroid Nodules

 

Dr. Yanagisawa speaks both Japanese and English. His patients say that he is humble, he listens well to his patients, and he gets good results from the treatments he prescribes. He accepts Medicaid.

 

Dr. Yanagisawa received his medical education from the following institutions:

 

●   Brown University (MD, 1990)

●   Miriam Hospital (Residency, Internal Medicine)

●   University of Massachusetts Medical Center (Fellowship in Endocrinology)

 

Dr. Yanagisawa’s practice is located at the following address:

 

5 East 98th Street

New York, NY 10029

212-241-3422

 

7. Dr. Barrie Weinstein MD(4 Stars)

 

Dr. Barrie Weinstein is Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai and she specializes in working with endocrine, diabetes, and bone diseases. She accepts NY Medicaid and has been in practice for 15 years. She has been in practice as an endocrinologist and internist since 2010 with a board certification from the American Board of Endocrinology and she has a clinical focus on the following endocrine diseases and disorders:

  Adrenal crisis

●   Addison’s disease

●   Cushing’s syndrome

●   Galactorrhea

●   High cholesterol

●   Hirsutism

●   Hyperlipidemia

●   Hypoglycemia

●   Non-toxic Nodular Goiter

●   Osteoporosis

●   Paget’s Bone Disease

●   Panhypopituitarism

●   Thyroid Disease

●   Hyperparathyroidism

●   Hyperthyroidism

●   Hypothyroidism

●   Hypoparathyroidism

●   Vitamin D Deficiency

●   Vertebral Compression Fracture

●   Type 1 Diabetes

●   Type 2 Diabetes

●   Gestational diabetes

●   Diabetes insipidus

●   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

●   Acanthosis Nigricans

●   Acromegaly

●   Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

●   Hypopituitarism

●   Klinefelter Syndrome

●   Metabolic Syndrome

 

Dr. Weinstein’s ability to treat a diversity of different endocrine disorders has given her an edge with patients. She educates patients about each new medication she prescribes so that patients understand the implications of missing or skipping doses. She’s an experienced doctor with over a decade of working with patients who are suffering from different types of hormonal issues.

 

Dr. Weinstein attended the following educational institutions to get her medical degree:

 

●   Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel

●   Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Internship)

●   Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Residency, 2007)

●   Mount Sinai Division of Endocrinology (Post-doctoral research fellow)

 

Dr. Weinstein practices endocrinology in the Division of Endocrinology at Mount Sinai. She is part of the Bone Densitometry Program at Mount Sinai and she assists in the interpretation of bone density reports. Her office is located at the following address:

 

Mount Sinai Health System Department of Endocrinology

5 E 98th St. Fl 3

New York, NY 10029

Phone: 212-241-3422

8. Dr. Robert Schulman, MD (3.7 Stars)

 

Dr. Robert Schulman is an internal medicine and endocrinology specialist who works in Brooklyn, New York. He has been practicing medicine for 48 years and received his education and training from the following institutions:

 

●   George Washington University (Medical Degree, 1969)

●   Maimonides Medical Center (Internal Medicine Residency, 1972)

●   Coney Island Hospital (Internal Medicine Residency, 1973)

●   Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1977

 

As a seasoned medical professional, Dr. Schulman works with a range of different disorders of the endocrine system including:

 

●   Diabetes Mellitus (DM)

●   Thyroid Cancer

●   Metabolic Disorders

●   Non-Toxic Goiter

●   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

 

Dr. Schulman works at the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine as an Adjunct Instructor. He is one of 87 doctors at NYU Langone Hospital and one of 17 doctors at Maimonides Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism as well as Internal Medicine.

 

Dr. Schulman has mixed reviews on Google, but despite that, he has many patients who say that his diagnostic skills are top notch and his staff is very friendly. His practice is located at the following address:

 

Schulman Medical Associates - Borough Park

901 48th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11219

Phone: 718-436-3705

 

9. Dr. Se-Min Kim, MD (3 Stars)

 

Dr. Se-Min Kim, MD graduated from the College of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul. He then did an internship in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. After his residency, he did research on metabolic bone disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center before completing a clinical endocrinology fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Se-Min Kim graduated in 2006 and has been practicing as a medical doctor for 14 years. He received his medical education from the following institutions of higher education:

 

●       Catholic University Medical College (MD)

●       Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (Residency)

●       Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Fellowship)

 

Dr. Se-Min Kin is licensed to practice medicine in New York, California, and New Jersey. He’s board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

 

Dr. Se-Min Kim is currently an Assistant Professor at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. At his office, he sees patients who are experiencing a broad range of endocrine-related disorders, but he has a special research interest in diabetes and osteoporosis and a clinical focus on the following disorders:

 

●       Type 1 Diabetes

●       Type 2 Diabetes

●       Pituitary Adenoma

●       Pituitary Cyst

●       Adrenal Crisis

●       Adrenal Incidentaloma

 

The office staff at Dr. Se-Min Kim’s office is reportedly friendly and helpful. Some patients have reported that their experience at his office was disorganized in terms of billing, but he has a number of excellent reviews for his medical expertise, nonetheless.

 

Dr. Se-Min Kim speaks both English and Korean. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Korean American Medical Association. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Currently Dr. Se-Min Kim offers online consultations and in-person appointments. His in-person practice is located at the following address:

 

317 E 17th St Fl 7

New York, New York 10003-3804

Phone: 212-420-4412

 

 

10. Dr. Salila Kurra, MD (2.3 Stars)

 

Dr. Kurra is the Co-Director of the Columbia Adrenal Center as well as the Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University. She treats patients at the Columbia Adrenal Center,  the Metabolic Bone Diseases Program, the New York Thyroid Center, and the Columbia Hypertension Center. She has been practicing medicine for about 15 years and received her medical training at the following institutions of higher education:

 

●   Brown University (Undergraduate degree in biology magna cum laude)

●   Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Medical School)

●   New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (Internship)

●   Columbia University Medical Center (Residency in Internal Medicine)

●   Columbia University Medical Center (Fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes)

 

Dr. Kurra has been given many awards over the years including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Circle of Excellence Award from the Columbia University Medical Center (2005), the Ewig Clinical Education Award (2013-2016), and the Class of 2012 Outstanding Teacher, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Award (2010). She is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

 

The areas of clinical expertise that Dr. Kurra most commonly treats include:

 

●   Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Cancer

●   Cancer Care

●   Adrenal Disorders

●   Metabolic Disorders

●   Bone and Mineral Metabolism

 

Dr. Kurra herself has excellent reviews from Medicaid patients, however, her office staff has received several poor ratings for being less-than-helpful. It’s unfortunate that her office staff has received such poor reviews because Dr. Kurra has gotten a lot of praise from her patients for excellent treatment and a good bedside manner.

 

Dr. Kurra’s practice is located at the following address:

 

CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue

New York, New York 10032

Phone: 212-305-0078

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