I remember vividly how I came about being referred to Dr. Gottesfeld. It was in 2005, I had just lost my husband to cancer, and had become more astute about my own health care. I was completely dissatisfied with present physician due to long waiting time. Previous MD, even if I were his first appointment always made me wait, which felt like eternity, never failed. I had gotten to the point… See more
Peter M. Gottesfeld, MD
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Get Directions
Annual Membership Fee
*The lab portion of the annual MDVIP Wellness Program will be billed to patients directly by the lab company at the discounted rate of $70.
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
I am on staff at Northern Westchester Hospital Center and Hudson Valley Hospital Center. With my new office conveniently located in Yorktown Heights less than 2 miles off the Taconic Parkway, I am able to serve the communities of Northern Westchester County (Yorktown Heights, Chappaqua, Armonk, Bedford, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers and Croton-on-Hudson) and Putnam County (Garrison, Cold Spring and Mahopac.)
My certification in Age Management Medicine has given me the opportunity to study nutrition and exercise - two areas in which I have particular interest. As a private doctor, I enjoy partnering with my patients and guiding them in a joint endeavor for better health. I am fluent in Spanish and German.
Dr. Gottesfeld's Credentials
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Family Medicine 1985-1988
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Doctorate of Medicine 1985
New Brunswick, NY
Master of Science, Zoology 1981
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1979
Magna Cum Laude
Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Best Doctors in New York City 2002-2011
Best Doctors in Westchester 2002-2011
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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Gottesfeld
Dr. Gottesfeld really listens and thoroughly explains all tests.
Dr. Gottesfeld is the best medical doctor I've ever had; he is patient, kind and relentless in ensuring the best care for his patients. He's also quite the sleuth in trying to get to the bottom of a presenting medical issue. We've built a great doctor/patient relationship over the years. His knowledge of my medical issues led to diagnosing a condition that, with medical… See more
I grew up in Italy and when I was 10 years old, I fell and skinned my knee on a dirt road frequented by many farm animals. Several days after my fall, I got tetanus and was rushed to a hospital in Rome. Treatment included hourly injections and 3 spinal taps. It was a miracle I survived but to this day any thoughts of an injection sends me to a state of fear and panic. So, when Dr. Gottesfeld… See more
Dr. Gottesfeld has been my doctor for 10ish years and knowing he is there has been a constant source of comfort for me. He listens, treats, researches and advises me on my medical care. His attention to detail and curiosity regarding any symptoms I present are amazing. Seeing the same great doctor for so long means he is familiar with me: my history, my quirks, what is normal for my body, my… See more
Our family have been patients of Dr. G for the past 30 years or so. He is always there for us; morning, noon or night and always available to assist our every need, which have been many, unfortunately!
When I had my heart attack, he went out of his way to come visit me in the hospital before and after my surgery. I can’t tell you how comforting it made me feel, knowing that my doctor… See more
I am an OB-GYN. Early in my career I was on ER call and Dr Gottesfeld was the Internist assigned to our emergency room. He would call me when an OB or GYN came into the hospital. After his initial work up on the patient, he always got the diagnosis correct whether it was a miscarriage, pelvic infection, ruptured ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy. I was very impressed with his correct… See more
For several weeks following a family vacation to Europe, my mom wasn't acting normal. Without her own primary care doctor, my mom went to the local urgent care facility where she was sent home with suspected with acute food and some nausea medication. My husband and I--both patients of Doctor Gottesfeld and both out of town--weren't convinced of the diagnoses. We texted Doctor… See more
Dear Dr. Gottesfeld,
If my heart could speak it would speak volumes about what it is like to be cared for by you. There would be one superlative after the next but none could top the feeling that your presence conveys about how good and wonderful it is to be looked after by someone who cares and is dedicated to being current and knowing as much as possible about the attention we need.… See more
After our relationship began about 15 years ago we stopped using full names. I came to you because I wanted a physician who knew my name and what my feelings were. When we met in the hospital you would announce to anyone in hearing distance who I was by saying my full name. It humored me because you were showing me that you remembered our conversations. Your personal… See more