Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD

Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD

GastroenterologyFemale

Gastroenterology

Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Albany Medical College in 2001. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

NewYork Prebsyterian David H Koch Center

Upper East Side1283 York Ave New York, NY 10065
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(212) 235-1519

Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine1305 York Avenue New York, NY 10021
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(212) 235-1519

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.
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Jacob's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jacob

4.6

Based on 137 ratings

5 Stars
86.13138686131387%
(118)
4 Stars
4.37956204379562%
(6)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.4598540145985401%
(2)
1 Star
8.02919708029197%
(11)
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Knowledgeable and Proffesional
Dr Jacob is a very thorough Doctor with many years of experience. She follows up on every concern and question promptly. I have been a patient of Dr Jacob for 15 yrs and she also treats my daughter. We feel she is one of the best Gastro Dr's in N.Y.C
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M Estatico – Aug 27, 2022
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Dr. Jacob is an exceptional doctor
Dr. Jacob is a very compassionate and knowledgeable doctor. She takes the time to explain the treatment and answers any questions the patient has. She also involves the patient in the decision on the course of treatment. I would recommend her to all who seek her expertise as a doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Aug 18, 2022
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Great, always take time to listen and give encouraging advise
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Aug 13, 2022
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Wonderful, caring doctor
Dr. Jacob is wonderful and made me feel heard. She truly cares and considers your full medical history to come up with a treatment plan. I left her office with such a sense of relief.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Traci – Aug 04, 2022
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I really appreciate the approach Dr. Jacob has taken on my behalf. She is thorough in her direction and easy to talk with. She is never rushed and makes it a point to listen and address my areas of concern. She is also very responsive. Hard to find a better doctor. I feel fortunate to have found her!
What went well
  • 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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Aug 02, 2022
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Dr Jacob is an amazing doctor. She responds to my messages and takes the time to explain and listen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Lori DeGennaro – Jul 16, 2022
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World-Class Physician
I have been fortunate enough to have Dr. Jacob as my gastro doctor for the last 5 years+. She is professional, knowledgeable, caring, empathetic, and she listens. I am extremely particular about doctors -- if you have Dr. Jacob in your corner, you can consider yourself lucky!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • 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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Phyllis Schwartz – Jul 09, 2022
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Very good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Margaret – Jun 21, 2022
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Great GI Dr
Doctor Jacob She was very professional . She send me for several tests.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 05, 2022
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Friendly and thorough
Dr. Jacob comes across as friendly and efficient.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 19, 2022
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Dr. Jacobs is excellent. She respects her patient's time. She shows genuine care and concern when she explains treatments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leontine John – Apr 09, 2022
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Great visit with a doctor who cares! Smart, knowledgeable, great facility and office. This is the best there is!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Lori – Mar 26, 2022
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Dr Jacob was very warm and specific about my upcoming precedure.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Vicky Tabacco – Mar 10, 2022
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Attuned, knowledgeable, and an excellent doctor. I feel very lucky to have finally found Dr. Jacob.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 26, 2022
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Very pleasant and professional. She is knowledgeable in her field with a proper bedside manner.
What went well
  • 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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Feb 12, 2022
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would not ever recommend
did not listen to me, accused me of not actually being sick and sent me to a resident in training, even though I was having severe crohns symptoms
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 28, 2022
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She is professional and very caring. She listens to you and explains in a thorough way. She is warm and easy to talk to.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jan 27, 2022
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Her office is unreachable even by other medical professionals during medical emergencies. I had to go off all my IBD medications for months because I couldn't reach or get refills from her and became sick for years and almost died from complications due to this. I was told I couldn't have my medication unless I came into the office but I was in critical care in the hospital so I couldn't. Meanwhile I was in severe pain begging for proper treatment from her for years and I was told to just make diet modifications. Never again, I live with permanent damage from this.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 26, 2022
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Excellent knowledgeable doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 18, 2022
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Wonderful great doctor great person
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Jan 16, 2022
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Dr. Jacob's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacob treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Jacob treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Crohn's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacob treats Crohn's Disease more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Jacob treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Ulcerative Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacob treats Ulcerative Colitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Jacob treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis

Dr. Jacob's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Bronchospasm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Medication Management
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Perimenopause
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Medicare
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VNS Choice

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr Jacob received her B S in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her medical doctorate from Albany Medical College She completed her internal...Read more

Biography

Dr. Vinita Jacob is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Sanford I. Weill Medical College...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2001
Albany Medical College
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jacob frequently treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jacob treats.

Where is Dr. Vinita Jacob, MD's office located?

Dr. Jacob's office is located at 1283 York Ave, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received