Dr. Barney Softness, MD

Dr. Barney Softness, MD

Pediatric EndocrinologyMale

Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. Barney Softness, MD is a Pediatric Endocrinology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1980. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

CUIMC Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion

CUIMC Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion1150 St Nicholas Avenue New York, NY 10032
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(212) 235-1519

Care Philosophy

"We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience We are devoted to providing services that are patient centered and compassionate and care for you as a person nbsp;"

- Dr. Barney Softness, MD

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Dr. Softness' Reviews

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3.4

Based on 8 ratings

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Excellent provider. A good mix of highly professional and genuinely personable. Dr Softness helped me help my daughter get through a extremely hard situation with my daughters health. She is now recovered and doing great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Stephanie Doerfler in New York, NY – Dec 23, 2018
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If you want a doctor who is progressive and open minded-this is not the doctor to see. Dr. Softness has a one dimensional, the-Doctor-is-always right approach to diabetes care, which is outdated and frankly, ineffective. I would not recommend ribs Doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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White Plains, NY – May 01, 2016
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Dr. Softness failed us on many levels. He thought he listened to us and understood us, but this is not the case.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Apr 02, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Softness' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diabetes Type 1
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Softness treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 98% of his peers

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

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Softness treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Softness treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Diabetes Counseling
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Softness performs Diabetes Counseling more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Softness performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Softness' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bedwetting
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Circumcision
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enteritis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Proteinuria
  • Short Stature
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Softness accepts the following insurance:

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Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Medicaid
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GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Prism Blue Priority EPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medica
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Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
POMCO Group
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
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Medicaid

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience We are devoted to providing services that are patient centered and compassionate and care for you as a person nbsp;

Specialties

  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1989
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
1985
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Ny Hosp Cornell
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Babies Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Babies Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Barney Softness, MD?

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What are Dr. Barney Softness, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Softness frequently treats Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, and Diabetes Counseling. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Softness treats.

Where is Dr. Barney Softness, MD's office located?

Dr. Softness' office is located at 1150 St Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Barney Softness, MD speak?

Dr. Softness speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Barney Softness, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Softness has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

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