William A Berger, MD
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Prior to beginning his work with Mount Sinai Doctors Long Island, Dr. William Berger completed his internal medicine residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine program at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY. Dr Berger completed his undergraduate studies in biology at the University of New Hampshire, graduating magna cum laude with University Honors. He subsequently worked as an environmental and food safety chemist for the State of Connecticut. There, he published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific research articles and presented at conferences in the US and Europe. During this time, he also taught biology for health science students at Quinnipiac University for 10 years as an adjunct professor. He then determined that his skills and knowledge would be best utilized by becoming a physician. To that end, he enrolled in the charter class of the Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He then chose to specialize in internal medicine, with an emphasis on primary care, by completing his residency at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst). While in residency in the diverse borough of Queens, Dr Berger was exposed to a wide range of diseases and pathologies from all over the world. In his second year, he was awarded the Dr. Irwin Berlin Award for Outstanding Humanism in Medicine. The following year, he served as Junior Chief Resident. Ever passionate about teaching and education, he was instrumental in the incorporation of primary care curricula from Johns Hopkins and Yale University.
In his primary care practice, Dr. Berger takes a preventive care approach. He has a particular interest in lifestyle medicine, incorporating his knowledge of diet and exercise into his practice. He is also an avid reader of the medical literature and utilizes the most up-to-date research in his treatment of chronic disease. Dr Berger has a compassionate bedside manner, takes time to listen, and is known for his thoroughness in taking history, reviewing lab values and imaging, diagnosis, and treatment. He is fluent in English and proficient in medical Spanish.
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