James A. Underberg, MD

★★★★★
Monday-Thursday 8-9 Friday 8-4
40.7445 -73.9751
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317 East 34th Street

New York, NY

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About James A. Underberg, MD

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  • Internal Medicine Doctors
  • Preventative Care
  • Clinical Lipidologists
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Yes
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Dr. James Underberg has been our primary care physician for at least 12 years. I worship the ground he walks above, because he literally saved my life.
I am nearly 70. Four years ago I weighed 203 pounds [I am 5'10" tall]. Dr. Underberg told me I had metabolic syndrome and if I did not lose weight it was highly likely I would be a diabetic in the not too distant future. Over the next 9 months I lost 48 lbs and kept the weight off.
Nine months ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Because I was in good condition I walked out of the hospital less than 72 hours after having 14 inches of my colon removed, and went through six months of chemotherapy with less than the usual side effects.
Dr. Underberg really cares about his patients' well-being. I came to him with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and he brought both under control. I'd never have lost the weight if he hadn't conveyed genuine concern. And he was once three minutes late for an appointment and he *apologized* for inconveniencing me[!]
PS. Because of the chemo, for the time being I have no feeling in my fingers, which makes entering text very awkward. If I did not think the world of Dr. Underberg I would not put up with the frustration of correcting every other word.

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Dr. James Underberg has been our primary care physician for at least 12 years. I worship the ground he walks above, because he literally saved my life.
I am nearly 70. Four years ago I weighed 203 pounds [I am 5'10" tall]. Dr. Underberg told me I had metabolic syndrome and if I did not lose weight it was highly likely I would be a diabetic in the not too distant future. Over the next 9 months I lost 48 lbs and kept the weight off.
Nine months ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Because I was in good condition I walked out of the hospital less than 72 hours after having 14 inches of my colon removed, and went through six months of chemotherapy with less than the usual side effects.
Dr. Underberg really cares about his patients' well-being. I came to him with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and he brought both under control. I'd never have lost the weight if he hadn't conveyed genuine concern. And he was once three minutes late for an appointment and he *apologized* for inconveniencing me[!]
PS. Because of the chemo, for the time being I have no feeling in my fingers, which makes entering text very awkward. If I did not think the world of Dr. Underberg I would not put up with the frustration of correcting every other word.

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More knowledge of lipids and cholesterol disorders and treatment than anyone else I know. Truly an INTERNATIONAL expert, and uses this knowledge in the setting of the whole patient to provide tailored, expert care.

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More knowledge of lipids and cholesterol disorders and treatment than anyone else I know. Truly an INTERNATIONAL expert, and uses this knowledge in the setting of the whole patient to provide tailored, expert care.

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My father died in his early 50's from a heart attack. By the time I was in my late 40's I had seen several doctors to make sure I was not at risk for heart disease. Everyone told me my cholesterol was "fine". At the suggestion of a friend I consulted Dr. Underberg, who took a careful history and examined me . Despite my exercising and eating carefully he told me I might be at risk for a genetic condition that had also predisposed my father to heart disease. He then did some additional cholesterol tests that no one else had ever suggested. This test showed a significant problem that I am now treating properly with medications.In addition Dr. Underberg suggested that I have my children screened, and it turns out my son has the same problem. We are addressing it now so he does not have to worry when he reaches my age. I wish i had seen Dr. Underberg years ago. The bottom line is ANYONE who has a strong family history of heart disease, even if you are told your cholesterol is ok should see a true cholesterol specialist (lipidologist) like Dr. Underberg. He is a rare breed and truly cares and is interested in preventing heart disease and saving lives.

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My father died in his early 50's from a heart attack. By the time I was in my late 40's I had seen several doctors to make sure I was not at risk for heart disease. Everyone told me my cholesterol was "fine". At the suggestion of a friend I consulted Dr. Underberg, who took a careful history and examined me . Despite my exercising and eating carefully he told me I might be at risk for a genetic condition that had also predisposed my father to heart disease. He then did some additional cholesterol tests that no one else had ever suggested. This test showed a significant problem that I am now treating properly with medications.In addition Dr. Underberg suggested that I have my children screened, and it turns out my son has the same problem. We are addressing it now so he does not have to worry when he reaches my age. I wish i had seen Dr. Underberg years ago. The bottom line is ANYONE who has a strong family history of heart disease, even if you are told your cholesterol is ok should see a true cholesterol specialist (lipidologist) like Dr. Underberg. He is a rare breed and truly cares and is interested in preventing heart disease and saving lives.

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I have known Dr. Underberg for more than 10 years. He is an amazing physician and a wonderful friend. Each time I need him for a physical problem or just for some advice, he answers immediately. He is caring, helpful and incredibly bright. His knowledge of diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer, among others, is incredible. Dr. Underberg has helped me through so many illnesses with caring and empathy. He has assisted me in finding specialists for various problems and has always had an ear for me. I sincerely believe that he is one of a kind, a rarity among physicians, and the most wonderful person.

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I have known Dr. Underberg for more than 10 years. He is an amazing physician and a wonderful friend. Each time I need him for a physical problem or just for some advice, he answers immediately. He is caring, helpful and incredibly bright. His knowledge of diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer, among others, is incredible. Dr. Underberg has helped me through so many illnesses with caring and empathy. He has assisted me in finding specialists for various problems and has always had an ear for me. I sincerely believe that he is one of a kind, a rarity among physicians, and the most wonderful person.

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I've been seeing Dr. Underberg for approx. 15 years for both general as well as cardiovascular care. He is exceptionally thorough, though not alarmist. After following a medical situation for several years, only after recent changes in test results did he decide that a course of treatment was warranted.
As a care provider, he is very approachable and professional.
I would highly recommend Dr. Underberg.

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I've been seeing Dr. Underberg for approx. 15 years for both general as well as cardiovascular care. He is exceptionally thorough, though not alarmist. After following a medical situation for several years, only after recent changes in test results did he decide that a course of treatment was warranted.
As a care provider, he is very approachable and professional.
I would highly recommend Dr. Underberg.

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Dr. James Underberg one of those all to rare doctors who makes the time you spend with him worth every minute. There is no doubt about his expertise and world class knowledge in cardiovascular disease prevention and lipidolgy but he provides more than this. Always courteous and generous with his time, he has the ability to explain complex medical issues and treatments in a way for any lay person to understand.As the consulting doctor for the company I work for he has been responsible, through excellent 'lunch and learns' ,for improving the health of our substantial workforce not to mention organizing our annual flu shots. He is all about prevention and maintaining good health and lifestyle, the most precious thing we have is our health and you can't put that in better hands than those of Dr. James Underberg.

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Dr. James Underberg one of those all to rare doctors who makes the time you spend with him worth every minute. There is no doubt about his expertise and world class knowledge in cardiovascular disease prevention and lipidolgy but he provides more than this. Always courteous and generous with his time, he has the ability to explain complex medical issues and treatments in a way for any lay person to understand.As the consulting doctor for the company I work for he has been responsible, through excellent 'lunch and learns' ,for improving the health of our substantial workforce not to mention organizing our annual flu shots. He is all about prevention and maintaining good health and lifestyle, the most precious thing we have is our health and you can't put that in better hands than those of Dr. James Underberg.

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Dr. Underberg is an excellent doctor. He is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and responsive. I have had only the most positive experience with him as my doctor.

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Dr. Underberg is an excellent doctor. He is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and responsive. I have had only the most positive experience with him as my doctor.

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Dr. Underberg is one of those rare doctors who cares and listens. He is the best doctor I have ever encountered. His exptertise in cardiavascular disease prevention and lipidology is world-renowed. Whenever I need a specialist he sends me to the best and they give me the best care. He never makes you wait, never runs late and never rushes. I'm lucky to have him as my doctor!

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Dr. Underberg is one of those rare doctors who cares and listens. He is the best doctor I have ever encountered. His exptertise in cardiavascular disease prevention and lipidology is world-renowed. Whenever I need a specialist he sends me to the best and they give me the best care. He never makes you wait, never runs late and never rushes. I'm lucky to have him as my doctor!

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In contrast to the current climate of rapid, impersonal medical care, Dr. Underberg stands out as a compassionate, brilliant physician who devotes a good deal of time to get to know his patients, always working hard to ameliorate their medical problems. Dr. Underberg is excellent in coordinating medical care with other physicians involved in complicated cases which underscores his exceptional communication skills. He treats me and several of my family members so I feel comfortable recommending him to anyone.

5
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In contrast to the current climate of rapid, impersonal medical care, Dr. Underberg stands out as a compassionate, brilliant physician who devotes a good deal of time to get to know his patients, always working hard to ameliorate their medical problems. Dr. Underberg is excellent in coordinating medical care with other physicians involved in complicated cases which underscores his exceptional communication skills. He treats me and several of my family members so I feel comfortable recommending him to anyone.

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Simply put...the best there is. He is thoughtful, informed, current, compassionate and always available with the answers that he explains making you feel you are his only patient. I have had a number of challenging medical issues over the years, and Dr. Underberg is a wonderful medical professional and a man of the highest moral character. I am blessed to have him as my family's doctor.

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Simply put...the best there is. He is thoughtful, informed, current, compassionate and always available with the answers that he explains making you feel you are his only patient. I have had a number of challenging medical issues over the years, and Dr. Underberg is a wonderful medical professional and a man of the highest moral character. I am blessed to have him as my family's doctor.

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Dr. Underberg is one of those rare NY doctors- who actually honors appointment times and does not keep patients waiting. Remarkably, he also takes ample time with you, affording you the opportunity to ask any questions and leave well informed.
He provides excellent referrals to other specialists. Dr. Underberg is a superb diagnostician and maintains a vibrant research agenda. I completely trust him and his judgment!

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Dr. Underberg is one of those rare NY doctors- who actually honors appointment times and does not keep patients waiting. Remarkably, he also takes ample time with you, affording you the opportunity to ask any questions and leave well informed.
He provides excellent referrals to other specialists. Dr. Underberg is a superb diagnostician and maintains a vibrant research agenda. I completely trust him and his judgment!

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For those who assume that every doctor keeps a patient waiting for a regularly scheduled appointment, they should be aware it is possible to be on time. Dr Underberg is prompt, thorough, caring, and compassionate.
He is a remarkable combination of old time patient friendly doctor and modern diagnostician.

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For those who assume that every doctor keeps a patient waiting for a regularly scheduled appointment, they should be aware it is possible to be on time. Dr Underberg is prompt, thorough, caring, and compassionate.
He is a remarkable combination of old time patient friendly doctor and modern diagnostician.

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Dr. Underberg is an excellent doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and caring. Unlike most doctors, he manages his appointments well and sees you promptly. If you have questions or concerns, he answers them patiently in plain English. He is also very good with referrals when necessary. His nurse practitioner is equally top notch and is always available to address problems and answer questions.

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Dr. Underberg is an excellent doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and caring. Unlike most doctors, he manages his appointments well and sees you promptly. If you have questions or concerns, he answers them patiently in plain English. He is also very good with referrals when necessary. His nurse practitioner is equally top notch and is always available to address problems and answer questions.

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Dr. Underberg is an internist at Murray Hill Medical. He's been my doctor for many years and has never failed to take the time necessary to provide great medical services. He is affiliated with NYU Medical School.

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Dr. Underberg is an internist at Murray Hill Medical. He's been my doctor for many years and has never failed to take the time necessary to provide great medical services. He is affiliated with NYU Medical School.

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Dr. Underberg is a nationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol disorders, hypertension and cardiovascular disease prevention. He teaches at NYU Medical School and is a member of the NYU Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prev

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