Dr. Alexander Gelfer, MD

Dr. Alexander Gelfer, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(13)
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Dr. Alexander Gelfer, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Williamsville, NY. He is 69 years old.

100 College Pkwy Ste 110

Williamsville, NY 14221

Contact Information

(716) 631-8863

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • 27 More

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Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • First Moscow Medical State University / I.M. Sechenov
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Englewood Hospital and Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Englewood Hospital and Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Rochester/Strong Meml Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gelfer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gelfer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelfer to family and friends
3.3
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Gelfer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Buffalo, NY |
Initially, Dr. Gelfer appears to be competent and understanding. The problems started when he wrote my first prescription. He had written it incorrectly, 3 times. Instead of accepting that he made an error he blamed the pharmacist and was very rude to her when she called to straighten things out. I know because I worked for the pharmacy. Most recently, he has began treating me like a substance abuser and is refusing to refill my much needed medication. I a health care provider I don't understand
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Dr. Gelfer accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • Independent Health
    Encompass
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simplifi
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Universal American
  • Universal Health Network
    Univera Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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