Dr. Joel Silverman, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 74

Dr. Silverman
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Joel R Silverman MD

11203 Queens Blvd Ste 208 Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Dr. Joel Silverman, MD is a Pulmonologist in Forest Hills, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Silverman has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities Flushing Hospital Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Silverman to book an appointment.

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (12)
  • Staff friendliness (12)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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I went today for an appointment . Unprofessional person at front did not tell me if i need a healthcare referral . I had doctor referral , called doctor office and they fax healthcare referral and she said oh we can t see you today i spent $80 on cab to go to this office. She a disgrace to the doctor but called me twice to make sure i was coming in for appointment. Maybe she should be home watching her kid then having her in the office, running around her. Told Dr. Goldberg stop sending people to him until he get a better office person to acknowledge his patients better.
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Dissatisfied patient – Oct 23, 2020
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Dr Siverman and staff are heaven sent. DR Silverman listens to all of our questions and concerns, he explains what's happening in detail, when we leave his office, we ate confident in what He said and did. Dr Silverman is on a league all by himself, my fiance and I feel truley blessed to have Dr Silverman in our corner. Thank you Dr Solverman and staff. I recommend this Pulmonologist to anyone, hands down. God bless you and your families.?? Marisol and Robert Erskine. Queens, NY.??????
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Marisol M. Erskine – Apr 09, 2020
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My Mother who is 96 years old loves Sr. Silverman. He is kind, competent, trustworthy and incredibly caring. He knows just how to talk to her and gives her time to get her thoughts out and he listens to her patiently even when she repeats herself. His office is very well run and the staff are wonderful.
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Barbara Lehocky – Feb 15, 2020
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Dr Silverman has a kind heart and genuinely cares about his patients. He's easy to talk to, and actually listens to your health concerns (unlike a lot of drs). He'll squeeze you in to the schedule when he's booked solid, if you really need to see him, or phone in emergency meds for you in a moment's notice. His staff is patient and understanding if you misplace the insurance info or mistakingly leave your referral at home. Silverman and his staff are the best honestly.
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Stefanie in Fresh Meadows, NY – Jul 29, 2017
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He was very professional, compassionate, and listened to everything I told him. He addressed every issue I raised. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a pulmonologist. I left his office reassured that the next time I had a problem, he would be able to help me. Wonderful, caring doctor.
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Phyllis in Forest Hills, NY – Jun 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Joel Silverman, MD is a Pulmonologist in Forest Hills, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Silverman has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1979
New York University
Fellowship Hospital
1977
North Shore University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joel Silverman, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Joel Silverman, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Joel Silverman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Silverman frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Silverman specializes.

Where is Dr. Joel Silverman, MD's office located?

Dr. Silverman's office is located at 11203 Queens Blvd Ste 208, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joel Silverman, MD speak?

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

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2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (8/3/2016)View details
  • Settlement (5/12/2017)View details
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Silverman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Silverman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Silverman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (718) 544-4224.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Silverman is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Silverman is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Check Dr. Silverman's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Silverman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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(718) 544-4224

Dr. Silverman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

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Joel R Silverman MD

Joel R Silverman MD11203 Queens Blvd Ste 208 Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Joel R Silverman MD11203 Queens Blvd Ste 208 Forest Hills, NY 11375
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