Dr. David Schechter, MD

Dr. David Schechter, MD

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Cardiology  |  
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59 y/o
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Dr. David Schechter, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Richmond Hill, NY. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

Dr. David Schechter MD FACC

8611 Lefferts Blvd Ste 3A

Richmond Hill, NY 11418
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Accepted insurance

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Republic Insurance

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Schechter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
high
more than 87% of peers
Atherosclerosis
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schechter "As I am liscenced and very passionate about preventive medicine, I make it a point to discuss lifestyle habits and prevent cardiac issues. As heart failure/disease is today's biggest death, I try to work with my patients in order to reach a pathway that they feel comfortable and will bring them the greatest quality of life."
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nuclear Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Nuclear Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Holter Monitoring
  • In-Office Sonogram
  • Lung Surgery
  • Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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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

  • Queens College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Connecticut Internal Medicine Internship
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Hadassah University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Conn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Pittsburgh/Presby University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schechter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Schechter does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Schechter and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures

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Dr. Schechter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schechter to family and friends
3.7
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Schechter's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schechter accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
    Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HealthFund CDHP
    Aetna HealthFund HDHP
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Basic HMO
  • Affinity Health Plan
    Affinity Essential American Indian
    Affinity Essential Bronze
    Affinity Essential Catastrophic
    Affinity Essential Gold
    Affinity Essential Platinum
    Affinity Essential Silver
    Affinity Medicare Solutions HMO-SNP
    Affinity Medicare Ultimate HMO-SNP
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Amerivantage
    Medicaid
    Medicaid HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Care Network Advantage
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicare HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum HMO
    Advantage Platinum POS
    Advantage Platinum PPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Health Plan of Oregon PPO
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare EPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare POS
    Medicare PPO
    Tricare
  • Health Republic Insurance
    Catastrophic Plan
    Foundation Care Plan
    Oregon Standard Plan
    Primary Care Plan
  • Humana
    Advantage Plus
    Choice
    Choice Care HMO
    Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
    Humana EPO
    Humana PPO
    Tricare
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare HMO
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    Consumer Option Nationwide HDHP
    Standard Nationwide Standard
    Value Plan Nationwide Basic
  • Medicaid
    Care Select
    Managed Care
    Medicaid HMO
    MediPass
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare of California PPO
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
    Neighborhood Health Plan Commonwealth Choice
  • Oscar Insurance Corporation
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
    POMCO Group PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Basic PPO
    Bronze Copay Select
    Bronze HSA 100
    CarePlus
    CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
    Choice
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Dental PPO
    Empire Plan
    Empire Plan MPN
    Fiserv
    Gold Copay Select
    Golden Rule HMO
    Golden Rule POS
    MAMSI
    MAMSI Alliance PPO
    MAMSI MDIPA
    MAMSI Optimum Choice
    MAMSI Optimum Choice Direct
    MAMSI Optimum Choice HMO
    MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc.(MD-IPA) HMO
    Medicaid
    Medicaid HMO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    Metra Health
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Optimum Choice HMO
    Options
    Options EPO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    OptumHealth Care Solutions
    PacifiCare
    Secure Horizons
    Secure Horizons PPO
    Select HMO
    Select Plus EPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select Plus POS
    Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO
    Sierra
    Sierra Choice POS
    Sierra Health
    Silver Copay Select
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
    United Healthcare West
  • Vytra Health Plans
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schechter has admitting privileges

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens
56 45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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