Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD

Geriatric MedicineFemaleAge 54

Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Ridgewood, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Adichunchanaciri Inst Med Scis medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD

Glenridge Medical Center

385 Seneca Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(718) 821-1222

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/26/2021)View details
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Dr. Bhandari's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Muscle Weakness
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhandari treats Muscle Weakness more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Bhandari treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhandari treats Anxiety more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Bhandari treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Difficulty With Walking
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhandari treats Difficulty With Walking more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Bhandari treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Bhandari's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Atony
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bunion
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(718) 821-1222

Dr. Bhandari accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Bhandari's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhandari

3.3

Based on 7 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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The office receptionists are atrocious at their job. They are rude, blaming, and cancels appointments if there is an issue without notifying their patients. They had to verify my insurance, and after waiting 45 min for them to call me back, I called and they told me "they were put on hold and hung up." Didn't call me back... couldn't verify my insurance. Unfortunately, they lost business for this doctor, because I did not get to see this doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Brooklyn, NY – Jun 17, 2017
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I was billed out of network. I was told the doctor only sees patients in network. I was told several times I was in network and paid my copay. Now months go by my high out-of-network bill has not been corrected. I have called billing and there office to get it corrected about a dozen in the past few months. No help, no change in my bill. They told me my bill was incorrect and they would fix it. So far no luck.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Brooklyn, NY – Apr 14, 2017
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I have been with Dr. Bhandari for many years and have never encountered a more thorough doctor. She is patient, kind and answers all questions and listens to my concerns. I highly recommend her.
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
No results
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M. Mendoza in Ridgewood, NY – Dec 29, 2016
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She is a terrible doctor! She diagnosed my mom just by looking at her! Don't go to her nor her poorly train staff.
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Colleen Parker in Ridgewood, NY – Aug 04, 2016
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I was new to the area and looking for a new PCP. Dr. Bhandari was phenomenal; she was attentive, took her time, and asked all the right questions to help assess my medical necessities. She went the extra mile, reviewed my medical history and made an informed treatment recommendation-I would strongly recommend her.
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
No results
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Jasmine in Ridgewood, NY – Mar 15, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Ridgewood, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

2005
N Shore University Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Wyckoff Heights Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1992
Adichunchanaciri Inst Med Scis
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Hindi

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bhandari frequently treats Muscle Weakness, Anxiety, and Difficulty With Walking. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bhandari treats.

Where is Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD's office located?

Dr. Bhandari's office is located at 385 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rekha Bhandari, MD speak?

Dr. Bhandari speaks Chinese, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Glenridge Medical Center

Narinder Kukar Physician P C.385 Seneca Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average