Here Are The Top 6 Family Doctors in New York City, NY

Here Are The Top 6 Family Doctors in New York City, NY

New York is a great, busy city- so busy that it can be hard to find time to land the right doctor. Having a solid family physician that you can trust can be integral for good health. A family doctor can take your overall history into consideration, and use a holistic approach to prevent health problems before they arise, while guiding you to the best applicable treatment when they do.

How can you find the best? Check out this list of the Top 6 Family Physicians in New York City —June, 2016, who have claimed their profiles on

Dr.ValerieKLyonDr. Valerie K. Lyon: 5 Stars

Lyon & Martin Medical Associates, P.C.

59 E 54th St Rm 23

New York, NY10022

(212) 750-8330 (Office)

Dr. Lyon attended undergraduate studies at the Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1982. She attended medical school at Temple University School Of Medicine, graduating in 1986 and completed her residency at South Nassau Community Hospital.

Dr. Lyons treats general ailments as well as allergies, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and menopause. She and her staff speak English, Russian and Spanish.

What her patients say:

I have been a patient of Dr. Lyon’s for 18 years. She has seen me through a health crisis, routine examinations, and has given me numerous wonderful referrals over the years. She also makes me laugh- a lot. The best medicine ever. Have referred her to many friends.” ****

Dr. Lyon is the absolute best. She is very personable and remembers particulars about my patient history. She is efficient during examinations, but doesn’t rush. I’ve recommended her to all of my friends, and will continue to do so.” *****

As far as doctors go in this city she is one of the best I’ve seen. I don’t have insurance, she still sees me & I pay next to nothing. She always answers my questions & she really listens to what I’m saying while taking everything I say into consideration. There is no doc snobbery or pretenses here. Do yourself the favor, go see her.” *****


Dr. AlanDegenhardtDr. Aran Degenhardt: 5 Stars

Sports Medicine at Chelsea

22 W 21st Street
Suite 400
New York City, NY, United States

Dr. Degenhardt attended medical school at Tulane University, and completed his Residency in Family Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. He speaks English, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin and is board certified in family medicine with further certification in medical acupuncture.

Dr. Degenhardt’s international experience includes studying tropical medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Chinese medicine in Guangxi, China; and family medicine/natural healing at the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico. He has also worked extensively with both the Japanese and Chinese populations of New York.

Dr. Degenhardt is currently a member of the teaching faculty at NYU School of Medicineand Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and is an attending physician at NYU Langone Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Bellevue Medical Centre.

What his patients say:

Great primary care physician! Prompt, respectful, thorough. I am a new patient but so far so good!” *****

The best primary care physician – my entire family goes to him – cutting edge treatments, very thorough, takes his time & really knows his patients. If you want to take responsibility for your own health – now & in the future & don’t just want prescriptions thrown at you, he’s the best. I’m convinced he is preventing at least one heart attack in our family. Knows insurance. Compassionate. His office staff are the best in NYC – courteous & smart. Physical therapists on staff. Knows eastern medicine (acupuncture) & western medicine.” *****


DrFaikaKhanDr. Faika Khan: 5 Stars
New York City, NY, United States

2 Main Street
Hempstead, NY, United States

Dr. Khan attended medical school at the New York Institute of Technology, and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Residency in Family Medicine at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Khan speaks English and Hindi.

What her patients say:

She listened to me, was personal, and was very invested in helping me out. She even gave me her cell number for emergencies. She is fantastic.” *****

She was compassionate, understanding and patient. I adore her. She is now seeing myself, my adult teen and 7 year old. She is really great.” *****

Very friendly and informative. Answered all my questions and concerns.” *****


DrJackFatihaMDDr. Jack Fatiha: 4.5 Stars

First Family Care Medical and Dental

701 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 336-0100

Fax: (718) 336-7139

Dr. Fatiha obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Yeshiva University in 1995 and completed medical school in SABA University. He completed his family practice and urgent care residency at Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan in 2003.

In 2006, Dr. Fatiha founded First Family Care Medical and Dental, in Brooklyn. He is affiliated with New York Methodist Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center and Winthrop Hospital and is also a member of the FDNY and NYPD’s Honorary Medical Officers, the American Board of Family Medicine, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. Languages spoken in his office include Arabic, English and Spanish.

What his patients say:

Dr. Fatiha is a very caring doctor. He explains everything so you understand what is happening. My husband and I are both borderline diabetics and he is trying to prevent us from becoming diabetics and damaging our bodies from it. He makes you feel very confortable and his staff extends themselves in any way to help you.” *****

I think this doctor is the best that ever happen to me and my family. He listens to every word, he calls back the day after to check on you, he answers my calls even in the middle of the night. I have been to maybe more than 30 doctors he was the only one to diagnose me from the first time, and his treatment was like magic… G-d bless him.” **** ½

The best doctor in Brooklyn, makes you feel welcomed every time you see him.” *****


DREricRosenbergMDDr. Eric A. Rosenberg: 4.5 Stars

Weill Cornell Medical Associates

12 W 72nd St

New York, NY 10023

Dr. Rosenberg received his Medical Degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1997. During a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Rosenberg is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

In addition to his work at Weill Cornell Medical Associates, he provides health services to the visually impaired at The Jewish Guild for the Blind, and is Medical Director of Guildcare, the Adult Day Care Program.

What his patients say:

Great primary care physician. On point and thorough.” *****

Dr. Rosenberg is an extremely personable and friendly doctor that will take his time seeing you. He will answer your questions and you will not feel rushed out of the office.” **** ½

Dr. Rosenberg never rushes his patients, finds a balance of being cautious and relaxed, and always follows-up. The only downside is that you do sometimes have to wait a bit to see him. He has a few partners in both the Pediatric and Internal Medicine practices so if he doesn’t have hours in the field that you need on that particular day you always have coverage. The practice also has a triage nurse available so that if there is a question you will receive a call-back within 20 minutes.” **** ½


DrCliffordStarkMDDr. Clifford Stark: 4 Stars

Sports Medicine at Chelsea

22 W 21st Street
Suite 400
New York City, NY, United States

Dr. Clifford Stark is a board certified physician with dual certification in both sports medicine and primary care. He completed his medical training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and attended Crozer-Chester Medical Center, for a Fellowship in Sports Medicine.

He completed a Residency in Family Medicine at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is now affiliated with the New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center.

As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Stark currently serves as a team physician for various national organizations including USA Gymnastics. He has treated many world-class athletes at facilities across the nation, including the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and is currently a member of the teaching faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center.

What his patients say:

Dr. Clifford Stark has been my primary care provider (pcp) for almost ten years. You will not find a more caring, knowledgeable and dedicated physician. Dr. Stark is double board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. It is incredibly convenient to have a doctor who can address both medical issues and sports-related injuries.” *****

Listens carefully to explanation of concerns, very sincere, concerned, thorough and realistic.” *****



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