Herbert A. Insel, MD, FACC -  - Cardiologist

Herbert A. Insel, MD, FACC

Cardiologist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Chest Pains Specialist


Chest Pains Q & A

by Herbert A. Insel, MD, FACC

What are chest pains?

Chest pains are a sensation of a discomfort that you feel in any area of the chest. They can be right-sided or left-sided or central in location.  They can be sharp, dull or pressing in nature.  Their onset can be sporadic or related to a specific inciting occurrence. The chest pains can vary in duration and may or may not have other accompanying symptoms. 

What causes chest pains?

Chest pains can be due to a variety of reasons.  The major concern would be if they are cardiac in nature.  Other causes of chest pains may include gastroesophageal reflux, pleurisy, musculoskeletal abnormalities, and anxiety induced. 

How are chest pains evaluated?

If the chest pains are acute in onset, severe and persistent it requires immediate emergency attention (i.e. calling 911). However, if the chest pains are more chronic in nature and intermittent then consideration should be given to obtaining a cardiology consultation.  The cardiologist would then determine if there is a potential for there being a cardiac source to the chest pains.  Further cardiac testing i.e, treadmill/bike stress testing can be performed to diagnose a cardiac-related cause. 

Insurance Policy

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.

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    "He is understanding but not assumptive, and really took the time to explore all possible answers to the questions I had."

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    "His service made me feel like I was his only Patient."

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    "Made me feel like I was very important."

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    "Over ten years Dr. Insel has proven to be a caring and excellent physician."

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    "I have had Dr. Insel as my primary Dr. for many, many years and I feel much better because of him and his staff."

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    "Dr Insel is a superb clinician; his office staff is kind, professional and efficient."

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    "I love the fact that he performed the echo and stress echo himself and not a technician. He was extremely knowledgeable."

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  • "He is so thorough and so knowledgeable and gives you ample amount of time!"

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    "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."

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    "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."

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Location
Herbert Insel, MD, FACC
30 E. 40th St., Suite 1100
Midtown

New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-586-5039
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646-586-5039