Ernie L. Esquivel, M.D.
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Ernie L. Esquivel, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Internal Medicine


Ernie Esquivel is a hospitalist who cares for hospitalized patients only and does not have out-patient practices.

Ernie Esquivel is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Prior to his career as a hospitalist, he conducted research on the genetic basis of renal diseases, including polycystic kidney disease and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Esquivel is heavily engaged in the education of medical students and directs the third-year Internal Medicine core clerkship. He is interested in ways to optimize learning and has developed innovative methods of teaching communication skills, interprofessionalism and reflection to students. The formation of professional identity in young trainees is also an area of great interest to him. For his commitment to education and mentorship of students, he has been recognized with several teaching awards.




Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1994
  • M.S., Yale University, 1989
  • B.S., University of California, Davis, 1987


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care - PPO
  • GHI - Pathway X
  • Health First - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - CBP
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare - Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark - Liberty
  • UHC Compass - Medicare Advantage
  • United Empire - Metro/Core/Charter
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Community Plan
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans - Medicare

Locations and Appointments