Dr. Philip Felig, MD

Dr. Philip Felig, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 81
Dr. Philip Felig, MD is an internal medicine specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1961 and specializes in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.Read his story

1056 5th Ave

New York, NY 10028

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Dr. Felig's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Felig's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Felig "Dr. Felig was born in New York City. He received his undergraduate education at Princeton University, from which he graduated magna cum laude. He then attended the Yale University School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Anatomy Prize and the Campbell Prize for highest standing in the examinations of the course. Following medical school, Dr. Felig did his residency at the Yale/New Haven Hospital, where he rose to be Chief Resident in Medicine. Dr. Felig received his training in Endocrinology at the Harvard Medical School Elliott P. Joslin Research Laboratory and at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Felig also served two years in the United States Air Force in the rank of captain. He performed his military service at the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Base, where he was in charge of a research program on the effects of a pure oxygen environment. At that time, U.S. spacecraft used a pure oxygen environment whose safety was the subject of research and publications by Dr. Felig. Following his training, Dr. Felig joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine as an assistant professor and rose to full professorship. Dr. Felig served as Chief of Endocrinology at Yale and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine. While at Yale, Dr. Felig headed a research team whose focus was on glucose (sugar) metabolism. The team was the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of an insulin pump in the management of type I diabetes mellitus. Dr. Felig also did research on changes in glucose metabolism in type II diabetes and in obesity. Dr. Felig's research endeavors have resulted in over 260 publications, consisting of original articles, reviews and book chapters. Dr. Felig has been Editor-in-Chief of the textbook, Endocrinology and Metabolism, published by the McGraw Hill book company. This textbook has gone through four editions and has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Russian. Dr. Felig started his private practice of Endocrinology in New York City in 1987. Since that time, he has provided service to over 20,000 patients with a variety of endocrine disorders. Dr. Felig's expertise and accomplishments as a practicing endocrinologist have been recognized by his having been listed in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" list on thirteen separate occasions. He has also been recognized with awards as a "most compassionate doctor" and by repeated listings by "Best Doctors of America," and by recognition as an outstanding endocrinologist by the Consumer's Research Council. Dr. Felig's other awards and distinctions include past presidency of the Yale chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, the Commendation Medal of the United States Air Force for "distinguished and meritorious service as a research investigator," the American College of Physicians Teaching and Research Scholar Award, Honorary Doctor of Medicine from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, the Lilly Award from the American Diabetes Association, the Mary Jane Kugel Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the Alverenga Prize of the Swedish Medical Society for Research of Outstanding Scientific Merit, the Charles Best Lectureship of the Toronto Diabetes Association, the Jean Claude Kellion Lectureship of the Australian Diabetes Association, the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award for the textbook Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Alpha Omega Alpha Lectureship at the Ohio State University School of Medicine, the Ropheh Award (Distinguished Physician Award) of the Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, and the Medic Award of the Rachmiel Levine Diabetes Center at New York Medical College. Despite many years of experience in the field of Endocrinology, Dr. Felig remains excited by the challenges and opportunities for care provided by each new patient he encounters, as well as the gratification of continuing care of his patients."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Felig "Our practice provides individualized care to patients who have or are suspected to have disorders of the endocrine system or disorders of metabolism. Such conditions include thyroid disorders, diabetes, testosterone deficiency, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis, obesity, metabolic syndrome, hormonally-induced hair loss, and menstrual disorders.

We are a private practice setting, with examination rooms, office laboratory, and a consultation room.

The office is staffed by an office manager and two medical assistants. All three are full-time employees and are expert phlebotomists (blood drawing).

Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service in a kind and caring manner.

Initial consultations and follow-up visits are scheduled with a minimum waiting time and often can be arranged for same day service.

Phone messages for Dr. Felig are answered on the day of their receipt."

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2  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

28  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Physical Examination

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.


  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1957
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1961
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1962
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital Har
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Felig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Philip Felig, MD
Smart, compassionate, and thorough! Dr. Felig will always speak with me to report test results or answer any of my questions. I always feel confident with his opinions and decisions about my care. He is an excellent doctor!
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