Dr. Sergey Kalitenko, MD

Dr. Sergey Kalitenko, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Sergey Kalitenko, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Niznij Novgorod Medical Academy and specializes in internal medicine, holistic medicine, and more.Read his story

2158 Ocean Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11229

Contact Information

(718) 382-9200

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  • 1199SEIU
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  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Health Plan

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  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kalitenko's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kalitenko "As a very young man, Sergey Kalitenko decided to study medicine after the death of his beloved grandmother. He felt helpless to save her, and became determined to help others. He worked his way through the grueling challenges of medical school, and has been practicing medicine for several decades. Dr. Sergey Kalitenko has been helping patients throughout a distinguished career - first as an emergency care physician and then as a head of Hyperbaric Department at highly respected Ukrainian hospitals and later as a physician treating inpatients and outpatients in the U.S. teaching hospital. Over the years of working in traditional medicine and talking to thousands of patients, Dr. Kalitenko began to feel that traditional medicine had become more like car repair than human care, as doctors rushed to treat symptoms rather than find their causes - it's like patching a tire without finding the nail that made the hole. In 2001, he decided he could better serve patients through his own practice, and he has helped many his patients discover wellness since then. His philosophy is simple and highly effective - find the root cause of the problem and treat naturally. Promote wellness and live healthy. His desire to help others through natural techniques was motivated by one patient in particular -- himself. His own experience as a heart patient has made him keenly aware of the frustrations that patients have with traditional medicine. It also showed him the power of Holistic medicine, which gave him the answer to his own health issues. His life's work is to give patients a better way to take control of their own health. A catastrophic event determined the course of Sergey Kalitenko's life. His dearly loved grandmother became terminally ill with leukemia when he was a very young man. He was desperate to save her, and couldn't. But he realized he could make a difference in other people's lives, and became determined to become a doctor. He went to medical school and graduated with a medical degree from Donetsk Medical Institute in Ukraine at age 21. At age 27, Dr. Kalitenko became Head of the Hyperbaric Oxygenation Department of the Donetsk Clinical Hospital in Donetsk, Ukraine. Upon moving to the United States, Dr. Kalitenko finished his medical residency at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, was Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and became a staff physician at a teaching hospital to care for in patients and out patients. He heard many stories from patients about the failings of traditional medicine. Many felt they weren't treated as people, but as a collection of symptoms. And doctors didn't always bother to find the cause of those symptoms. They just dashed off a prescription for pills, and sent patients on their way. It was his own sudden illness that revealed the benefits of holistic medicine to Dr. Kalitenko. In his 40s, while working two jobs, he began to experience shortness of breath, chest pains and other serious symptoms. The diagnosis: heart problems. Traditional medicine treated the symptoms, but didn't get to the real cause of his problems. To Dr. Kalitenko, it was like opening a window in a smoky room to let the smoke out, without finding out why the room was filling with smoke. He felt the frustration - he wanted to put out the fire, not just look for the flames! One thing he was sure of - pills weren't the answer. His frustration grew. Then a friend introduced him to holistic, functional and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Kalitenko began to apply those ideas to his own health management. He experienced a remarkable recovery. Dr. Kalitenko opened his private practice in 2001 while continuing with his hospital duties. His successful practice is based on the principles of holistic, functional medicine as weell as age management principles. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a keystone of his practice."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kalitenko "Unlike traditional primary care physicians, doctor Kalitenko focuses on finding and eradicating the root cause of your problem, instead of just treating your symptoms. To do that he asks your body what is wrong and what needs to be done by using biofeedback, because your body knows how to heal itself.  To achieve the best results possible he is going to balance not only your Hormones, but also your Neurotransmitters, Microelements and Vitamins, using the best part of conventional medicine, like history and physical exam, labs and imaging studies, as well as holistic and functional medicine approaches."

4  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

7  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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.

Education

  • Niznij Novgorod Medical Academy
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Citi Hosp # 18
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Coney Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kalitenko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

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Dr. Kalitenko's Reviews

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Dr. Kalitenko is a very knowledgeble and caring doctor. He took time answering all my health questions and addressed all my concerns. The staff is very friendly and courteous. There is little or no waiting time. I came to see him with a chronic problem and I can see the improvement in my health....Read More
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cris in Brooklyn, NY – May 03, 2017
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Dr. Kalitenko is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. He took time answering all my health questions and concerns. The staff is very friendly and courteous. There is little or no waiting time. I came to see him with a chronic problem and I can see the improvement in my health. Dr. Kalitenko...Read More
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F. Wong – Mar 25, 2017
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I owe it to Dr. Kalitenko for figuring out what is really wrong with me. He is so knowledgeable and caring. He taught me so many things about reaching optimal health, what healthy foods to eat and how to balance my hormones. I appreciate Dr. Kalitenko for looking closely at my symptoms and...Read More
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Sawsan in Brooklyn, NY – Oct 26, 2016
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Amazing,and nice Doctor. The staff is amazing. The doctor know his stuff. He really cares about your health.
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Michael in Brooklyn, NY – Aug 01, 2016
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Excellent doctor, very knowledgeable. He was able to determine the main cause of my problems rather than treating only symptoms. Friendly staff and nice office. I highly recommend this professional.
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Alena M in Brooklyn, NY – Jul 22, 2016
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