Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD

Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 73

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(718) 502-8164

Current Patient

Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Fresh Meadows, NY and has over 50 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University medical school in 1971. 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. Karbowitz to book an appointment.


Queens Endoscopy ASC

New Patient?
(718) 502-8164
Queens Endoscopy ASC7568 187th St Lowr Level Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

At a Glance

  • 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.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals

More Critical Care Medicine Specialists at Queens Endoscopy ASC

Dr. Karbowitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karbowitz


Based on 7 ratings

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Karbowitz?
(Select your rating)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (6)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (5)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
I feel extremely safe in Dr Karbowitz's care
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Renate Derenji – Jun 19, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD?
My experience with Dr. Karbowitz and his staff was very bad. I left feeling like it was my fault or that I was faking being sick. He refused to asked his staff to get a copy of my lung function test from my primary doctor to compare with the test I just took. Practically, he called me fat. When I left instead of saying Goodbye he said in Romanian (my native language) “Pofta Mare” meaning good appetite but if don’t eat, it’s very disrespectful, especially when you a few ponds overweight. His staff is also very unfriendly and lazy. Anytime I asked them to correct, or gave me a copy of my test results, or enter the correct data about me in their computer, or something simple as to stamp a note I needed for my work, they either couldn’t find, didn’t know how to access their computers, etc.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
Jun 21, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD?
Knowledgeable doctor with a great bedside manner. Tends to run a bit late, but it's worth the wait. Had me come back to the hospital on a day when he had no patient hours so we could spend extra time reviewing reports and ct scans.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Joel H. in Queens, NY – Feb 18, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD?
Dr. Karbowitz is very professional and friendly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Jericho, NY – Dec 28, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Karbowitz?

Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check if Dr. Karbowitz treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Karbowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Karbowitz accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(718) 502-8164

Dr. Karbowitz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Neighborhood Health Providers
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare HMO
MagnaCare PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Liberty Plan HMO
Oxford Health Plans HMO
Oxford Health Plans POS
Choice HMO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare POS

About Me

Care Philosophy

My approach is to treat each patient with respect, honesty, and with knowledge to provide a benefit to the patient. The most important issue is always...Read more


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


Montefiore Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
Montefiore Med Center
Residency Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Internship Hospital
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
Undergraduate School


  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD?

Call (718) 502-8164 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (718) 670-1405 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Karbowitz accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Karbowitz frequently treats Asthma, Shortness of Breath, and Wheezing. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Karbowitz treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD's office located?

Dr. Karbowitz's office is located at 7568 187th St Lowr Level, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD speak?

Dr. Karbowitz speaks Russian, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Karbowitz is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.


Flushing, NY

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

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)