Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD

Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD

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Oncology

Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD is a Oncology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Ok Kyong Chaekal MD

Ok Kyong Chaekal MD156 William Street New York, NY 10038
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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.
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Dr. Chaekal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chaekal

4.0

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She's a super-competent and caring physician; she really does take time to explain -- and she does it with intelligence. She's among the few who never ever talks down to her patients. We're adults, and she treats us that way: with respect and full communication. Outstanding in so many ways!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gil K. – Aug 22, 2020
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I love Dr. Chaekal. She cares so much about her patients. And she saved my life. She is very positive. And when I was down, she was encouraging. I have been around many doctors. And she stands out. She is super brilliant, skilled, and competent. She has the kind of instinct that is special. She is not robotic about medicine. I can't say enough. But I love Dr. Chaekal. If it weren't for her care and instinct, she would not have caught cancer trying to creep up on me. I'm two years free!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Ayana in NJ – Feb 20, 2019
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I arrived at the office at 10:50am for an appointment at 11am. It's now 11:53am and I am still waiting. After waiting for 45 mins, I decided to ask for help. The staff said that she is at the main hospital and sometimes it runs over. The staff called the doctor , and she finally arrived at 11:48am, but she has 2 other people waiting here longer than I did. Is this normal to make patients who book appointments to wait for over an hour ? Not impressed with the quality of service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Brooklyn, NY – Oct 05, 2017
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Dr. Chaekal has been helping me deal with beating cancer and receiving treatments and I feel very comfortable that she is doing an excellent job. She is caring, patient and explains everything. The entire staff is helpful and courteous. Only problem is the wait time but I cannot really complain about this because she does what very few doctors do...she spends time with her patients!
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
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Fred Maller in Middle Village – Mar 30, 2017
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She is not care about Patient safety.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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James in New York, NY – Dec 31, 2015
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Dr. Chaekal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteosarcoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chaekal treats Osteosarcoma more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Chaekal treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ewing's Sarcoma
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chaekal treats Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Chaekal treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Myeloma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chaekal treats Myeloma more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Chaekal treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Chaekal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ear Ache
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mastodynia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myeloma
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Tension Headache
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tumor
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Chaekal accepts the following insurance:

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Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Amida Care
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a general medical oncologist and hematologist at Weill Cornell Medicine with a special interest in treating breast cancer I also have expertise in...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1990
University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Indiana University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1988
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1987
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Indiana University-Purdue University / Indianapolis
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Chaekal's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chaekal frequently treats Osteosarcoma, Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis, and Myeloma. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chaekal treats.

Where is Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD's office located?

Dr. Chaekal's office is located at 156 William Street, New York, NY 10038. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ok Kyong Chaekal, MD speak?

Dr. Chaekal speaks Korean and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

3 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

3 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received