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Dr. Palmer Bessey, MD

Trauma Surgery
4.9 (15)
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48 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Palmer Bessey, MD

Dr. Palmer Bessey, MD is a Trauma Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. They specialize in Trauma Surgery, has 48 years of experience. They graduated from University Of Vermont College Of Medicine and is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Bessey works at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Bessey's Office Locations

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    Weill Cornell Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian
    525 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (646) 962-2580

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  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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    Feb 03, 2019
    Very helpful and personable
    Waris in New York , NY — Feb 03, 2019
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    About Dr. Palmer Bessey, MD

    Specialties
    • Trauma Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 48 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1083714992
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Alabama Hospitals
    Residency
    Internship
    • University Al Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
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    Dr. Bessey has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

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    Dr. Bessey works at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. View the full address on Dr. Bessey’s profile.

    15 patients have reviewed Dr. Bessey. The overall rating for this provider is 4.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Bessey.

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