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Dr. Alexander Gelfer, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Gelfer

Dr. Alexander Gelfer, MD is a pulmonologist in Williamsville, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from First Moscow Medical State University / I.M. Sechenov and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.


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(716) 631-8863

Dr. Gelfer accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gelfer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfer treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gelfer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfer treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gelfer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfer treats Sleep Apnea more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gelfer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Gelfer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • 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 Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alexander Gelfer, MD is a pulmonologist in Williamsville, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from First Moscow Medical State University / I.M. Sechenov and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

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

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Gelfer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gelfer

3.0

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(5)
4 Stars
20%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
40%
(6)

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Have been trying to call for over an hour with an important request. I am sure the phone is off the hook. Busy sign every time I call. Very frustrating and staff is standoffish when you go to office. I'm done when this issue is over. Has to be many pulmonary Doctors that you don't have to...Read More
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Very disappointed in the service provided by this office. The staff and on-call doctors were rude and arrogant and always had a long wait. It seems like Dr. Gelfer is very knowledgeable but it’s difficult to communicate with him. He asks a few questions and then types on a computer for 20 minutes,...Read More
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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...Read More
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