Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Internal Medicine
7-C Medical Park Drive
Pomona, NY 10970 Get Directions
Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50every 3 months
825.00every 6 months
1,650.00each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

To help people is my goal, and putting my patients first as well as providing physical and emotional comfort while continuing to strive for the best care possible is the end result. We live in a fast-pace world surrounded by technology and information with little time for ourselves or reflection. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I don't just believe in wellness, I live it personally and professionally. I want you to become an informed partner in your own health care, which involves more than improving your diet or beginning an exercise program. It involves working closely with me to understand how you can sustain a full and rewarding life. As an extremely active person, I recognize the importance of leading a healthy, active life, and keeping you well is paramount in my mission to serve you and advocate for your wellness.

Dr. Handelsman's Credentials

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College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
New Jersey Medical School, Martland Medical Center
Newark, NJ
Internal Medicine 1977-1978
Yale Affiliated Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT
Internal Medicine 1978-1980

Detroit BiCounty Community Hospitals
Detroit, MI
Rotating Internship 1976-1977

Medical School:
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Des Moines, IA
Doctorate of Osteopathy 1976

State University
Albany, NY
Cum Laude Graduate 1972

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Good Samaritan Hospital
Nyack Hospital
Assistantship, City College of New York 1972
Physicians Recognition Award 1980-present
"Best Doctor" in Rockland County in Internal Medicine: Towline Magazine 2005, 2006
Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" 2005-2011, 2013
Founder and Senior Partner, Associates in Internal Medicine 1980-present
Island Peer Review Organization, Medical Peer Reviews 1984-present
South Orangetown School District Physician 1984-present
East Ramapo Central School District Physician 1990-present
Ramapo Police Department Police Surgeon 1991-present
Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Medical Director 1992-present
Riverfront Medical Services 1997-present
NYS Department of Health, Office of Professional Misconduct, Consultant 1999-present
Merck Pharmaceuticals, Lecturer 2000-present
New York Medical College, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine 1989-present
Nyack Hospital, President, Medical/Dental Staff 1993-1994
American College of Physicians 1980-present
National Alumni Association 1977-present
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 1977-present
American Academy of Sports Physicians 1988-present
American Society of Internal Medicine 1985-present
59 P.A.C.E. Challenge
Director Half-Marathon Fund Raiser 16-Apr-02
from Samuel in NY March 13, 2018 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Dr. Handelsman's attention and availability is so outstanding that I feel like I am his only patient!!

from John and Suzanne in NY March 6, 2018 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Having several chronic medical conditions, I appreciate the time and skill Dr. Handlesman provides in helping me understand the condition and his skill in suggesting a prudent course in how to manage and make the best treatment decisions for me. It is also nice to deal with someone who knows your name and is available to coordinate your care with other professionals when needed. I have… See more

from Martin in NY March 1, 2018 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Dr. Handelsman is very professional
Test results are given prompt attention.
The office staff is also friendly and attentive.

from Allen in NY February 28, 2018 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

After more than 30 years I really can't imagine my life without you! Thank you so very much for everything over the decades.

from Allan in NY February 27, 2018 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP
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My Wife Eileen, Son Joe & Myself are extremely grateful to our MDVIP Dr. Handelsman! Always will take the extra time with us & has helped us through some difficult times. Extreme knowledge & have attended a few of his special classes & referred several friends & In laws to him as well. Been my personal MD for about 35 years & would not even consider anyone else!

from Suzanne March 28, 2017 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Takes the time to explain what the numbers mean & answers concerns with a prudent explanation that feels like goodness of fit for my issues and needs.

from Philip in NY February 7, 2015 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Two years ago I nearly died after another doctor botched a colonoscopy. I ended up spending four months in hospital fighting for my life. If it hadn't been for Dr Handelsman I wouldn't be alive. He counseled me and my wife every step of the way. He found the right hospital and the right surgeon for life saving surgery he was available 24 hours a day. My wife often called him in the… See more

from Sam in NY February 25, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

I was a manager with a Fortune 20 company and have been privileged to be a patient of Dr. Handelsman since 2006, when I retired. Before I retired I had access to the company's executive medical department, where the doctor was familiar with my detailed medical history, took a proactive part in my medical care and treated me like a king! When I retired, my wife said that my biggest… See more

from Sheryl in NY February 23, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Dr. Handelsman has always been there for me. During the 15 years that my husband was sick he was always there, day or night when we needed him, even at 3:00 am when my husband had a heart attstion he was just a phone call away and when my hack. He was there all the time when my husband had a stroke and he was in the hospital in another county. Whenever I had a question he was just a phone… See more

from Robert in NY February 22, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Being a retired person frustrated with: less than competent medical care; rude office personnel; impossible to have a phone conversation with your doctor; long waiting room times; dealing with medical Ins. Co.; finding good specialists and hospitals. Recognized as one the best primary care doctors in our area, when Dr. Handelsman converted his practice to MDVIP I joined it, and this was the… See more