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Dr. Lawrence Scharer specializes in geriatric medicine, pulmonary disease, internal medicine in New York, New York.

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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise

Dr. Lawrence Scharer identified specializing in Geriatric MedicineGeriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital.
, Pulmonary DiseasePulmonary Disease
An internist who treats disease of the lungs and airways. The pulmonologist diagnoses and treats cancer, pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs.
and Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Geriatric Medicine
He is certied by The American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Geriatric Medicine.

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Dr. Scharer is affiliated with 1 hospital:

St. Luke's Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025


Dr. Scharer attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and graduated in 1958 having 56 years experience.

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