Dr. Peter Barra, MD

Dr. Peter Barra, MD

Geriatric MedicineMaleAge 78

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(718) 502-8164

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Dr. Peter Barra, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Bayside, NY and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia medical school in 1970. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barra to book an appointment.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens

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(718) 502-8164
NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens Bayside Primary Care4402 Francis Lewis Blvd Ste A Bayside, NY 11361
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Barra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barra

4.4

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (6)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I have been Dr. Barra's patient for over 35 years. He is the same physician he always was. He's professional, compassionate, understanding man and an amazing diagnostician. I have never seen anything like it...he looks at a simple blood test and knows what's wrong almost immediately. Some might say its experience. But, the man is a gifted, born physician, 2nd generation and he could do nothing but continue a tradition that obviously was a Godsend and help patients needing not only medical care, but, a kind and understanding word, endless patience & empathy. I was taken to Dr. Barra when I was sick, I had had 106+ fever. He knew immediately I had viral pneumonia and not the bacterial pneumonia I had been previously been diagnosed and treated for. I left my previous doctor's care and have been Dr. Barra's patient ever since. They do not make physicians like this anymore...he's truly an amazing man and my entire family loves him like I do. He's family to us. Thanks so much, Dr. B!
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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Ametrina – Mar 30, 2021
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Dr. Barra has been my doctor for over 30 years. He's a magnificent human being and an even greater physician. He has unparalleled diagnostic skills which are astonishing. His bedside manner is extraordinary. You will never meet a better person nor a better physician than he. There are not enough stars here to reflect the quality of care he renders.
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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Apr 29, 2020
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Dr. Barra was able to answer all my question in timely matter regarding my COVID-19 (corona virus that I have). I would highly recommend 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
What could be improved
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Great Physician!, I was apation of him and Doctor – Apr 02, 2020
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I terrific doctor who will spend the time to explain everything and answer questions
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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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Barra's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gas-Bloat Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barra treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Barra treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Enteritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barra treats Enteritis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Barra treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barra treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Barra treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Barra's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Food Poisoning
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Barra accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Indemnity
Affinity Health Plan
Affinity Essential Bronze
Affinity Essential Gold
Affinity Essential Platinum
Affinity Essential Silver
Amida Care
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
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 EPO
Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
GHI EPO
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) HMO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Oxford Health Plans HMO
Oxford Health Plans POS
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Community Plan
Empire Plan
Indemnity
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
UMR
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice

About Me

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Biography

Dr. Peter Barra, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bayside, NY. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine.  He speaks English.

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

1975
VA Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1975
VA Hospital
Residency Hospital
1973
Jamaica Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1973
Jamaica Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
Flushing Hosp & Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1970
Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Peter Barra, MD?

Call (718) 502-8164 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (718) 631-0500 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Peter Barra, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Peter Barra, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barra frequently treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome, Enteritis, and Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Barra treats.

Where is Dr. Peter Barra, MD's office located?

Dr. Barra's office is located at 4402 Francis Lewis Blvd Ste A, Bayside, NY 11361. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Peter Barra, MD speak?

Dr. Barra speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Flushing, NY

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)