Dr. Pooja Paunikar, MD

Dr. Pooja Paunikar, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paunikar is excited to join the ColumbiaDoctors-North Star group in Westchester County. She is a graduate from the University of California (BS), Dartmouth Medical School (MPH), and the American University of Antigua (MD). She completed her Family Medicine Residency and a year as Chief Resident at North Shore-LIJ Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York. She provides primary care services and is expecially interested in Women's Health issues. Her offices are located in Briarcliff Manor and Croton-On-Hudson, New York.

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302 Chappaqua Rd

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 
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Dr. Paunikar's Experience

Dr. Paunikar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*


  • Physical Examination

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.


  • American University Of Antiqua College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2012
  • Northshore Long Island Jewish Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Paunikar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Paunikar is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Paunikar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paunikar to family and friends
based on 2 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Paunikar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Hawthorne, NY |
Dr. P. is caring, knowledgable, professional, and devotes time to each of her patients. It seems like she really cares about each person she sees and does not rush you out of the office to get the next body in the exam room. I have recommended her to all my family and friends. You owe it to yourself to meet with Dr. Paunikar.
croton on hudson |
excellent doctor. Professional. knowledgeable and personable
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Paunikar accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • HealthFirst
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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