Dr. Alexander Shiferson, DO

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 46
  
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Maimonides Division of Vascular Surgery

903 49th St Brooklyn, NY 11219

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Dr. Alexander Shiferson, DO is a vascular surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 2000 and specializes in vascular surgery.


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Receptionist very rude . Doctor very unprofessional.My husband visited him today having ulcer/ wound problems. Doctor came in for two minutes talking to the Asst not even talk or asked my husband directly why he was there . He told the nurse to run some texts . Her answer was “ we need an Ins. Authorization”.Can not be done today .Why was not done before our visit ?. I was told when I make the appointment that doctor takes new patients after 2.30 because he will do tests They unwrap my husbands leg ( was bleeding) . Then they advised us the doctor had an emergency and left . I don’t think that is true. They wanted my husband to go o home with out using Unna boot rapping . How unprofessional? Doctor not spent 5 minutes with patient. Or look or clean his leg . Disgusting!
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Gounis – Oct 02, 2019
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Doctor shifferson was very unprofessional unwilling to help me with my DV t's totally incompetent. I would not go to this doctor or recommend him to anyone. He should find a different profession!
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Brooklyn, NY – Jun 18, 2019
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The doctor did not even enter the room - he stood in the doorway. I came because I was experiencing symptoms similar to when I had a previous DVT &PE. He only wanted to speak about my varicose veins and how we could get insurance to cover treatment for them. Over staff were great - doctor not so much.
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Brooklyn, NY – Jan 20, 2019
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I visited dr Schifferson with the vascular problem. After running tests in his office he just told me that he was not going to do anything for me. When I called my PP who referred me to this doctor her eyes were falling out eyelids from surprise. I wonder if he was able to help anybody at all, if he has proper qualifications to be called MD
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Zara in Brooklyn , NY – Jan 18, 2019
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Dr. Shiferson is an excellent doctor. He is been my doctor for many years.
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Anton Krilloff in New York, NY – Jan 18, 2019
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Dr Shiferson spent less than 2 minutes with me. He didn't ask about my problem -how long have I had it? What have I done for it? Did I have any tests? He sent me for a sonogram and did not discuss the results. The PA told me that every thing was OK. I NEVER spoke to the doctor to find out what was wrong or what I should do.
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Jade in BROOKLYN, NY – Aug 25, 2018
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Was seen by doctor Shiferson yesterday and I am a current patient of his was in emergency room the day before and he never responded to their calls and told me it was not his responsibility to respond and dismissed me to wound care very rudely. I will not be going back to him again needs to learn how to treat patients
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Jun 20, 2018
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Excellent care!! So please with the care and results!
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Brooklyn, NY – May 26, 2017
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if you have 5 minutes to spare then he's the Doctor for you. The man didn't give me 5 minutes of his time before testing and after. Good thing there will be a report issued and sent to my primary physician. Maybe then I can find out what is going on! If you have a choice DO NOT GO SEE THIS DOCTOR. PATIENT'S OBVIOUSLY DON'T COME FIRST!
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Karen in Brooklyn, NY – May 10, 2017
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Most of the consultation was done by a PA, for about 15 mins and then the doctor walked in, looked at my problem, and without any conversation sent me to a surgeon with no clear explanation. I find Dr. Schifferson to to be aloof, with little empathy, and his bedside manner needs improvement.
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Brooklyn, NY – May 08, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Alexander Shiferson, DO is a vascular surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 2000 and specializes in vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Vascular Surgery

Education

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2000
Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
Medical School

Awards

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(718) 283-7957

Dr. Shiferson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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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Practice Areas

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Shiferson performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Shiferson performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Venous Sclerotherapy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson performs Venous Sclerotherapy more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Shiferson performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson treats Varicose Veins more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shiferson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shiferson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson treats Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shiferson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Shiferson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson treats Varicose Veins more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shiferson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson treats Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shiferson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Phlebitis
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shiferson treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shiferson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shiferson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Locations

Maimonides Division of Vascular Surgery

Maimonides Medical Center903 49th St Brooklyn, NY 11219
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