You, the patient, are our top priority. Every effort is made to accommodate your needs:

Contacting us:

We answer your phone call immediately and in person; there is never a need to push a series of buttons when the office is open. When we are closed, I can be reached by text, email or a video session for an urgent problem.

When you need a visit with me:

When you need care we schedule you at YOUR earliest convenience; we can see you on the same day if your problem needs urgent attention. We schedule our patient flow so that we see you on time; there are no wasted hours in the waiting room. Once in my consulting room, we give you ample time to explain your issue and help you form a reasonable plan after examining you before you leave.

When you need or prefer a home visit:

I make home visits if you feel to ill to leave home. You can also schedule a zoom visit if that will be sufficient for your needs.

When you are in another geographic area and need emergency care:

I am always available to speak to the physicians caring for you in an emergency room in the event that you are not close enough to come to my office.

Referral to a specialist:

If you need a specialist to help address your issue, we will choose one with you; if you can only utilize someone in your insurance plan, we will review the choices with you. Once the specialist is identified, we help you make the appointment with that doctor before you leave our office. Once a specialist has completed his/her assessment, we will personally review the recommendations with you.


Patient Testimonials

What Patient Say About Us

M. Derchin

  • After my wife, Dorothy, of 40 years passed away in 2010, her last wish was for me to go to the doctor and take care of myself.

    My wife had a muscle disease and I had taken care of her almost the entire time we were married and had neglected my own health.

    My internist had recently decided to leave his practice and go into medical research, and I did not have a doctor at the time.

    My friend, Bob, recommended that I go to Marianne J. Legato, M.D. , who was an old friend of his and her patient.

    Dr. Legato is Emerita Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins.

    My friend, Bob, described Dr. Legato as “someone who was extremely thorough” and if there was anything wrong with me “ Marianne will definitely find it”.

    Bob and my wife, Dorothy were both correct.

    It turns out that I had heart problems, prostate cancer, and diabetes – a trifecta of illness – and did not know it.

    Under Dr. Legato’s direction, with the help of her great health care team of doctors, nutritionist, and physical therapist, and my dogs Cookie and A.J., I am living a healthy and productive life at 81 years of age.

    In addition to being a world class doctor, the characteristics that come to mind when I think of Marianne are Humanitarian, giving nature, and selflessness.

    Having gotten to know Marianne, I know that she is quite idealistic, and disappointed at the lack of perfection in the world.

    Friendships, affection, and love are extremely important to Marianne and she actively involves herself in her patients lives.

    Marianne is the founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and has published extensively on gender-and-sex-specific medicine, for both the scientific community and the lay public.
    M. Derchin

Their Experiences

Our patients' testimonials highlight the quality of our services and the dedication of our team.
  • Excellent doctor. Responsive. Intuitive. Intelligent. Was fortunate to have her as consulting doctor on my neurological issues.
    Bill Funderburk
  • I've been privileged to have Dr. Legato as my physician for 2+ decades. She is a world class doctor who practices medicine with a level of professionalism and personal care not seen very often any more.
  • Dr. Legato is a very professional individual.. She takes her time to examine you and makes you feel comfortable. She listens and evaluates all the necessary information. She is a great doctor.
  • Having Dr. Legato as your doctor both improves the quality of your life and extends your life.
  • Her patients are lucky to be her patients.

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