Dr. Stephen Karbowitz, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Fresh Meadows, NY and has been practicing for 43 years. He specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.

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(718) 502-8164

Dr. Karbowitz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Neighborhood Health Providers
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

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Dr. Karbowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Hemoptysis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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 what will truly benefit the patient. This may be a simple inhaler, an oral medication, a diagnostic...


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


Montefiore Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
Montefiore Med Center
Residency Hospital
Montefiore Med Center
Internship Hospital
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Medical School
Undergraduate School


  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English


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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.
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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.
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Dr. Karbowitz is very professional and friendly.
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