Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Internal Medicine
7-C Medical Park Drive
Pomona, NY 10970 Get Directions
845.362.1169

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per 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.
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Dr. Handelsman's Credentials

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Residency:
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

Internship:
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

Undergraduate:
State University
Albany, NY
Cum Laude Graduate 1972

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Physicians
BLS/ACLS 1997
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 Suzanne in NY March 29, 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 26, 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

from Allan in NY February 15, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Dr.Handelsman has been my doctor for 30+ years as well as for my wife. When my suffered a stroke in 2011 he arrived at the Hospital within an hour. She made a full recovery & due to the fine network of care he provided she was diagnosed quickly & could not be more grateful. He is our Doctor & friend + his staff is also top notch. My wife pays regular visits to his office for blood… See more

from barbara in NY February 10, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

After being told by my previous doctor that he was too busy to deal with a medication reaction I was experiencing I left the office and called Dr. Handelsman. He saw me immediately and I joined his practice. It is so reassuring to know that there is somewhere there for me at all times with a genuine interest and dedication to keep me well. Dr. Handelsman coordinates all the specialists to… See more

from george in NY February 9, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Dr. Handelsman saved my life. I was not yet a patient of the doctor (my wife was) when he took immediate care of me and when it was quickly necessary got me to a hospital and made the necessary arrangements for transfer to Columbia for immediate quadruple bypass surgery. He made daily followup calls and was totally supportive of me, my wife and all the family. Since then he has been in… See more

from Dale & Jerrold in NY February 9, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

Dr. Handlesman
You are the best Doctor we have ever had. You make everything easy and uncomplicated. You have changed our lives with positive reinforcement.
Thank you Dr. Handlesman.

from Stan in NY February 7, 2014 for Richard Handelsman, DO, FACP

I am one of Dr. Handelsman's original patients goiing back over 35 yrs. When he joined MDVIP I decided to stay with him as I felt my health was certainly worth investing in. Because of various maladies I felt that the doc had always tried to advise me in the right course of action and when my wife also became a diabetic, he treated both of us and gave us the counseling and care… See more

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year
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