Dr. James Drakakis, DO

Dr. James Drakakis, DO

NephrologyMaleAge 40

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(646) 586-5928

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Dr. James Drakakis, DO is a Nephrology Specialist in Mineola, NY. Dr. Drakakis has more experience with Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Drakakis to book an appointment.

Locations

NYU Langone Nephrology Associates - Bethpage and Mineola

New Patient?
(646) 586-5928
Winthrop University Hospital Division of Nephrology200 Old Country Rd Ste 370 Mineola, NY 11501
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Affiliated with NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital New York, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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AMAZING doctor!! Dr. Drakakis is kind and extremely patient. He takes his time explaining everything in layman's terms. He is funny and very pleasant. I cannot begin to express my satisfaction with Dr. Drakakis. He is well respected and praised by his colleagues. His staff is also courteous and extremely professional. I would totally recommend Dr. Drakikis and this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Shirley Lamboy-Whitted – Oct 03, 2020
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Very patient centered and has a caring bedside manner. He is very thorough and explains everything and doesn't rush you. Very relatable, friendly and professional!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Dec 27, 2019
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Straight forward compassionate dr.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 28, 2019
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One of the most caring doctor seen in a long time. Explains everything and makes one feel very comfortable. Quite thorough in coming to a diagnosis.
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Aug 13, 2019
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The visit was a great experience. The staff and the doctor were very professional and punctual. James was very detailed and explained every single issue at length, to the point that I was comfortable with the prognosis when I left. He even went above and beyond and gave me advice on how to approach other areas of my health, unrelated to his specialty. This is something you don't find easily in today's medical field. He is definitely one of the best doctors around.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Colin – Aug 13, 2019
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Dr. James Drakakis has been my doctor for several years now. When I first went to him I was in pretty bad shape. He saved my life and you could not ask for a better, caring person. My health has improved greatly due to his help. He's the best doctor I've even been to.
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May 22, 2019
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Dr. Drakakis is one of the best doctors I’ve ever met. He is kind, compassionate, and works with you, not against you. I highly recommend him!
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Mar 31, 2019
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Caring and considerate. Thinks out of the box. Takes the whole patient into account.
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
No results
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R. Dunn in Sea Cliff, NY – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr Drakakis is an awesome nephrologist. He is very patient and takes his time to explain everything. He listens to all of my concerns and he is quite compassionate. He is highly competent and I strongly recommend him
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
No results
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Chris in massapequa park – Sep 04, 2018
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The reception/check-in lady was courteous, professional and friendly. My wait time was approx. 6 mins. The nice surprise was that Dr. D came and personally called me in from the waiting room. He took my vitals himself. So much better than being shuffled from one person to the next and then finally to see a dr. He went over my entire medical history and allowed me to ask questions without being condescending. He was friendly, took plenty of time to explain my condition, medications and course of
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
No results
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A.L. Donnelly in Wantagh, NY – Jun 29, 2018
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One of the nicest doctors I’ve ever known.
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
No results
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Jan 24, 2018
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One of the nicest Dr I have ever met great bedside manner easy to talk to just a nice person
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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John in Stewart manor – Dec 10, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Drakakis

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Drakakis treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Drakakis treats other conditions, please contact the office at (516) 663-2169.

Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy specialists.

Dr. Drakakis is experienced in the area of Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Drakakis
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Nephritis and Nephropathy
Nephrotic Syndrome
Proteinuria
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High
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Very High
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Nephrological Conditions

Nephrological conditions specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys, including chronic kidney disease, kidney injury, kidney stones, and lupus nephritis.Compare with other Nephrological Conditions specialists.

Dr. Drakakis is experienced in the area of Nephrological Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Drakakis
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Nephritis and Nephropathy
Nephrotic Syndrome
Kidney Infection
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
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High
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Check Dr. Drakakis' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Drakakis' conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Drakakis, DO is a Nephrology Specialist in Mineola, NY. Dr. Drakakis has more experience with Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy and Nephrological...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

Winthrop - University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Winthrop - University Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Drakakis, DO?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (646) 586-5928, and for other questions, call (516) 663-2169.

Does Dr. James Drakakis, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Drakakis has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. James Drakakis, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Drakakis, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Drakakis frequently treats Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Drakakis specializes.

Where is Dr. James Drakakis, DO's office located?

Dr. Drakakis' office is located at 200 Old Country Rd Ste 370, Mineola, NY 11501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Drakakis is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

Mineola, NY

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

9 Awards Received