Herbert A. Insel, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a leading cardiologist in Midtown, New York City providing the highest-quality care for patients at his Manhattan practice. Dr. Insel offers a comprehensive array of evaluation and treatment options for patients with existing heart-related issues as well as those with increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease. He provides preventive cardiology care, ongoing treatment for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, state-of-the-art assessments like echocardiograms and cardiac stress testing, personalized cardiology consultations, and expanded concierge medicine services for patients with hectic schedules and those seeking more in-depth care options.
After earning his medical degree at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Insel completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center followed by a fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital. Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Insel has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been included repeatedly on the New York Times Magazine's list of “Super Doctors.”
There are many challenges facing us all today in the realm of health care and concerns about the impersonal delivery methods that will be developing over the years to come. As more and more medical practices in New York City get taken over by larger hospital and delivery systems, Dr. Insel remains dedicated to practicing medicine as an independent doctor. The special and personal relationship he forms with each of his patients is of paramount importance to him and inspires him to continue to strive to put forth every effort to ensure their continued health and well-being. Dr. Insel welcomes new patients and the practice accepts many major medical insurance plans.
State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center; Medical School
The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center; Internship in Internal Medicine
The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center; Residency in Internal Medicine
Lenox Hill Hospital; Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases
Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
Cardiovascular Diseases (American Board of Internal Medicine)
Fellow; American College of Cardiology
Professional Member; American Heart Association
Professional Member; New York County Medical Society
Professional Member; American Association of Preventive Cardiology
Patient's Choice Award; Vitals.com
Most Compassionate Doctor; Vitals.com
Most On-Time Doctor Award; Vitals.com
Top Ten Doctor Award; Vitals.com
Super Doctors; New York Times Magazine
America's Top Cardiologists; Consumer's Research Council of America
Leading Physicians of the World
NY Top Docs
We accept many major insurance providers. Although we are out of network with Aetna and Oxford, we welcome the opportunity to take care of you with your out of network benefits. Please call our office to discuss details further. Dr. Insel does not accept any exchange or marketplace plans.
"He is understanding but not assumptive, and really took the time to explore all possible answers to the questions I had."
"Hands down the best doctor in New York City. Spends more time with you than any other doctor; extremely thorough."
"Dr. Insel is the most compassionate and knowledgable doctor I have ever met. I wish every doctor would have his bedside manner-I would go to doctors more often."
"Dr. Insel is very personable and caring I came to him when I was at my worst and he ensured he provided the best care."
"I love him, my doctor for 25 years, the best. I've sent 10 people to him..."
"Dr. Insel is incredibly competent and caring."
"Dr. Insel is a thoughtful and thorough doctor who cares very much for this patient's physical and emotional wellbeing."
"All good! Takes the time to explain everything in depth."
"His service made me feel like I was his only Patient."
"Made me feel like I was very important."
"He's a knowledgable cardiologist, who's down to earth. He has always been spot on his diagnoses."
"The best treatment available!"
"Over ten years Dr. Insel has proven to be a caring and excellent physician."
"His mantra of "moderation in all things" that we use to shrug off has proven to be the most valuable in taking care of one's health and/or effectuating changes."
"As I write this I am being given tests necessary to make sure that I am healthy and doing the correct practices to stay that way."
"I have had Dr. Insel as my primary Dr. for many, many years and I feel much better because of him and his staff."
"Dr Insel is a superb clinician; his office staff is kind, professional and efficient."
"I love the fact that he performed the echo and stress echo himself and not a technician. He was extremely knowledgeable."
"He is so thorough and so knowledgeable and gives you ample amount of time!"
"My mother has been a patient for 25 years. Dr. Insel is an excellent cardiologist. He is caring, compassionate and treats her with kindness and dignity."
"Dr. Insel has been my internist/cardiologist for more than 20 years. I highly recommend Dr. Insel to anyone needing a general internist with a specialty in Cardiology."
Direct office number: (212) 360-1800