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Dr. Richard Funaro

Primary Care Physician (PCP), Internal Medicine

3.79 (14)

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450 Bay Ridge Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Biography

Education and Background

Education and training

Other
Specialty
Primary Care Physician (PCP), Internal Medicine
NPI number
1831269810

Reviews

3.79 Based on
2 platforms
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3.7 (13)
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5.0 (1)
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Apr 4, 2018 Sal Carrizzo
Dr. Funaro has been my doctor for many years now. He and his staff are always professional and courteous. He respects my time and sees me promptly. I have been able to show up during an emergency without an appointment. He is responsible, caring, diligent, and extremely qualified. I would strongly recommend this doctor and his services.
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Oct 2, 2019 Gina Avicolli-Romano
I have been going to Dr Funaro for over 20 years I can’t say enough about him as a Dr and a person. He diagnosed the nodules on my thyroid before I even went for the scan.
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Aug 25, 2016 Caryn Isaacs
Dr Funaro did what he said he would do. This could save my client's life. Thank you DOCTOR.
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Jul 8, 2019 Beach Nut444
I stopped seeing this doctor after years of seeing him. I complained about always being tired so he put me on synthroid. Years later I went into a thyroid storm and ended up in the ER. I was told to see a cardiologist and an endocrinologist. I made appts with both. The endo wanted all my records. I called and spoke to receptionist Paula who has never been very friendly - I always felt like I was bothering her whenever I called. Well after about 16 years of seeing this doctor - asking for my records to be sent to an endocrinologist- I never got a phone call or anything to follow up asking how I was doing. I feel like putting me on synthroid and not doing other testing resulted in the thyroid storm I experienced that landed me in the ER. Overall - this doctor is not someone I would trust my life with. (I also noticed he gave himself 5 stars - most likely to increase his ratings that seem to be dropping).
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Feb 8, 2018 John Anderson
Last summer, Dr. Funaro refused to provide me with an adequate supply of asthma medications that I have been on for more than 30 years, based solely on his dislike of the Affordable Care Act and fear of malpractice lawsuits. After receiving supplemental medication from friends and family, I made an appointment today for three specific issues: a fungal infection, smoking cessation, and asthma prescription renewal. First thing out of Funaro's mouth at our appointment was the fact that, since he hadn't seen me for a year (?), he couldn't write any new prescriptions for me, again claiming ACA interference and fear of malpractice, coupled with an assertion that "most insurance companies won't accept prescriptions if we haven't seen you in the last three to six months." My insurance and prescription providers have no such policies. I had to interrupt him so that I could tell him exactly why I had made today's appointment. First, the fungus: Funaro took one look at my toes and said I should see a podiatrist. There was no examination worthy of the name, nor did he ask any questions about the manifestation or duration of the infection – just go see a specialist. Second, smoking cessation: as soon as those two words left my mouth, Funaro launched into a dissertation about how stop-smoking medications don't work and/or make people go crazy, based on some study he personally oversaw many moons ago. Instead, he told me to change my behaviors (which I have been trying to do) and to "call 311 to get the stuff that the tobacco companies have to give out in New York for killing so many people." Again, there was zero conversation of my nicotine addiction, triggers, reasons for wanting to quit, and cessation-assistance options. After this, I said, "Well, that just leaves the asthma meds, which you've already said you won't fill." I guess it's important to note that he did write the original prescriptions I was seeking to renew. Funaro began bloviating about how his "30 years of experience" informs his decision to NOT write prescriptions for me. For the first time in my life, I face the prospect of not having a simple rescue inhaler at the ready—a position every doctor I've ever had explicitly told me NEVER to be in. And remember, I have health insurance! Avoid this guy like the plague. He passed his prime many years ago, and his primary clientele seem to be older folks who may like being non-stop lectured to by their physician, because it comes off as authoritative. But it's a ruse if it's not based in principles like actually taking the time to EXAMINE and LISTEN to a patient.
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Costs with Blue Cross/Blue Shield (any - including Anthem, Empire, etc.)

Annual wellness visit
Free
New patient office visit
up to $393*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Minimal complexity
up to $143*
Low complexity
up to $207*
Moderate complexity
up to $312*
High complexity
up to $393*

Price Breakdown

Typical treatment path for General Consultation
These are the most common services patients usually receive during their General Consultation appointment.
New patient office visit
up to $393*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Most common service(s)
Low complexity
up to $207*
Other service(s)
Minimal complexity
up to $143*
Moderate complexity
up to $312*
High complexity
up to $393*

Predicted total:
up to $207*
* depends on your specific insurance (copay, deductible, coverage, etc.)