Hospitals

New York City is home to some of the best hospitals in the world. Some of the premier institutions in New York City include:

New York–Presbyterian Hospital (http://nyp.org/)

The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell.

This hospital which is associated with two top Ivy League medical schools has five different medical facilities in New York City. Location, directions and contact details for each facility are available on website of the hospital.

1. NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Pavilion

2. NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

3. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

4. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

5. NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division

Specialities

Often voted in independent surveys as the best hospital in New York City, the New York–Presbyterian Hospital specializes in emergency room care, pediatrics, cardiac care, psychiatry, cancer, E.N.T. issues (Ear, Nose and Throat), neurology and neurosurgery, digestive disorders, ob-gyn services and orthopedics.

Mount Sinai Medical Center (http://www.mountsinai.org/)

The Mount Sinai Medical Center campus stretches from 98th Street to 102nd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The hospital can be reached via a toll free number – 1 800- 637-4624

Specialities: Digestive disorders, ob-gyn services, cardiac care, emergency services, pediatrics, cancer, psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics.

NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

(212) 263-7300

Specialities: Orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery cardiac care, ob-gyn services, neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, digestive disorders, E.N.T and Psychiatry

Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center (http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/44.cfm)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue

New York, NY 10065

Phone:+1 212 639 2000

To make an appointment for adults: call toll free- 1 800 525 2225

For pediatrics call: + 1 212 639 5954

Specialties: Often regarded to be the best hospital in the world for cancer detection, cancer cure and rehabilitation; also is well known for its services for pediatrics, digestive disorders and neurology and neurosurgery.

Lenox Hill Hospital (http://www.lenoxhillhospital.org/)

Lenox Hill Hospital has two campuses both of which are located in the East Side in Manhattan at 100 East 77th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues and 210 East 64th Street, between 2nd and 3rd avenue.

Phone: + 1 212 434 2000

Specialties: Cardiac Care and heart surgery, digestive disorders, neurology and neurosurgery Orthopedics. E .N. T services.

As Spanish is widely spoken in New York City all the above mentioned hospitals do have doctors and staff that speak and understand Spanish in addition to English.

Best Doctors

New York City is served by thousands of doctors who are associated with hospitals and also often have their own private practices. The best way to find a doctor for a newcomer to New York City is to ask the helpline of the medical insurance company which supplies the individual with health coverage. The personnel who man these helplines can guide the individual towards a good doctor who accepts the insurance the individual has. However many New Yorkers choose to follow the various guides and surveys that list the best doctors in New York City in order to make a choice with respect to their doctor.

Every few years, New York Magazine which is a bible on New York City publishes the list of the best doctors in New York City. This list is available on the website of the magazine at http://nymag.com/bestdoctors/ and generally used as a guide for finding the best doctor in New York City as per the doctor’s specialty. Of course in order to visit the doctor you have chosen you have to first find out whether the doctor accepts the medical insurance that you have or you must be prepared to pay out of pocket for the services of the doctor that you want to visit. This list is generally used as a guide for finding the best doctor in New York City as per the doctor’s specialty. Of course, in order to visit the particular doctor that you have chosen, you have to first find out whether the doctor accepts the medical insurance that you have or you must be prepared to pay out of pocket for the services required.

Best Dentists

New York College of Dentistry (http://www.nyu.edu/dental/index.php)

Phone:+ 1 212 998 9872

The New York College of Dentistry offers a wide range of dental procedures at affordable rates. The hospital also accepts insured patients but doesn’t make claims on your behalf to your insurance company so if you choose to have a procedure here you will have to file the claim yourself after availing of the services of NYU Dental.

Tribeca Dental Associates ( http://www.tribecadentalny.com)

80 Warren Street, (between Broadway & Greenwich Street)

TriBeca, NY 10007

Phone: +1 212 3460893

This Tribeca based practice which is run by two brothers specializes in general, cosmetic and periodontal procedures.

The Exchange Dental Group (http://www.theexchangedentalgroup.com)

39 Broadway (between Exchange Place & Morris Street)

New York, NY 10006

+1 212 422 9229

This large financial district practice is staffed by several dentists who offer a wide array of services like oral surgery, periodontics, general dentistry and pediatric dentistry and much more. The practice accepts most dental insurance plans as well.

Optical Care

When New Yorkers want to look for new eye glasses or want eye exams they usually head to the many opticians who are located all over the city. These opticians are usually equipped with board certified optometrists who are capable of giving you and eye exam and writing out a prescription. Most health care insurance plans provide some coverage for optical care in New York City and if you participate in Flex Spend program through your employer, you can use your dollars on frames, prescription sunglasses contacts and even eye exams.

New York City’s Chinatown, which is the largest Chinatown in the country, is populated with several excellent opticians who provide reasonable eye care in New York City. For a listing of these outlets, visit http://www.nychinatown.org/directory/m_opticians.html.

Some of the most popular and well known optician outlets in New York City include:

Morgenthal Frederics Opticians

399 W Broadway (between Broome St & Spring Street)

New York, NY 10012

Phone: +1 212 966-0099

Lenscrafters (http://www.lenscrafters.com/) which has several outlets all over New York City.

Associate Ophthalmologists

If, however, you need to see a specialist you could try the well regarded Murray Hill based ophthalmologist practice Associate Ophthalmologists. However like any other medical service you would have to first call ahead and check if they accept the insurance that you have.

305 E 40th Street (between Tudor City Place & Tunnel Entrance Street)

New York, NY 10016

Phone:+1 (212) 972-5505

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