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10 Best Neurologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Our clients who enroll in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) know that they need to be on medicaid in order to qualify for the program. 

In order to help you make a more informed decision regarding your health, we put together this guide of the 10 Best Neurologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid.

(Below is a list of doctors with different specialties who accept Medicaid)

NYC Endocrinologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Cardiologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Psychiatrists who accept Medicaid

NYC Urologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Pain Management Drs who accept Medicaid

NYC OBGYNs who accept Medicaid

NYC Dentist who accept Medicaid

NYC Podiatrits who accept Medicaid


Introduction


New York City is home to some of the best neurologists in the country, but if you qualify for Medicaid, it’s important to find a physician who can work with this insurance plan. 


Finding a Medicaid neurologist with the highest reviews can take a lot of time and research so we’ve compiled a list of the best neurologists in NYC to make your search easier. Use the list to find Medicaid-compliant neurologists with the best reviews in different areas of the city.

Best Neurologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

1. Cidgen Akman, MD (5 stars)

Dr. Akman is a Neurologist and a Pediatric Neurology Specialist with over 32 years of experience working in medicine. She has a lot of experience working with epilepsy, but she works with other pediatric disorders of the brain and nervous system too. She is affiliated with the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and she is currently accepting new patients and telehealth appointments. She speaks both English and Turkish fluently and she accepts Medicaid.

Dr. Akman has an excellent reputation as a physician. Patients say that she explains conditions thoroughly and that she provides trustworthy advice. Her clinical practice focuses primarily on infant and childhood epilepsy including surgical treatments and the treatment of refractory epilepsy. She is the professor of neurology at CUIMC and also the chief of the Division of Child Neurology at the Department of Neurology and Pediatrics at Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

Dr. Akman’s Practice

Dr. Akman provides services at the following location:

Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Ave.

New York, NY 10032

212-235-1519

School/ Education

·        Graduated with honors from Ankara University Medical Faculty Medical School -1988

·        Completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School

·        Joined and worked at the Division of Child Neurology and the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Dr. Akman specializes in treating the following neurological disorders:

·        Epilepsy Surgery

·       Childhood onset Epilepsy

·        Pediatric Epilepsy

·        Drug resistant epilepsy

·        Epileptic Seizures

Board Certifications

·        Pediatric Neurology

·        Child Neurology

Awards

Dr. Akman has received the following awards:

·        (2013) Patients' Choice Award (rated & awarded by patients)

·       (2013) Dr. Akman was rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors 

·        (2013) Castle Connoly Top Doctors Award

2. Amy C. Jongeling, MD PhD (5 stars)

Dr. Amy C. Jongeling is a neurologist and epileptologist who accepts Medicaid insurance. She has been practicing neurology for 11 years and is particularly experienced at treating epilepsy, seizures, and degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. She is licensed to provide telehealth appointments to patients who desire an in-home alternative during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Jongeling is fluent in English, Spanish, and Chinese and can attend to patients in any of these languages.

Dr. Jongeling is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology - NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the NYU Langone Health - Tisch Hospital and the Lutheran Medical Center in New York. Patients report that Dr. Jongeling is highly attentive, friendly, and supportive, and that she takes the time to understand each patient’s needs before suggesting possible treatment options.

Dr. Jongeling’s Practice

Dr. Jongeling practices neurology at the following locations:

NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Arts Pavillion

8714 5th Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11209

(718) 630-8600


NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

240 East 38th St.

New York, NY 10016

(646) 558-0868


Tisch Hospital

550 1st Ave.

New York, NY 10016

(212) 263-5072


School/Education

·        Graduated with her medical degree and PhD from the University of Iowa in 2009.

·        Completed her residency in neurology at the Colombia University Medical Center in 2013.

·        Completed her first fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at the Colombia University Medical Center in 2015.

Dr. Jongeling offers treatment of the following neurological disorders:

·        Alzheimer’s disease

·        Epileptic seizures

·        Migraine disorder

·        Epilepsy

·        Stroke

·        Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

·        Headache

·        Stroke

·        Loss of consciousness

·        Dementia

Board Certifications

·        American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) - Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology

 

3. Patricia C. Dugan, MD (5 stars)

Dr. Patricia C. Dugan has been practicing as a neurologist for 18 years. She is a part of the medical team at the NYU Langone Health Center in New York City. Dr. Dugan has expertise in treating epilepsy and seizures and has been classified as an epileptologist due to her extensive knowledge of the disorder. She also successfully treats many other neurological disorders in patients of all ages.

Dr. Dugan is currently offering both in-person and telehealth appointments to her patients. NYU Langone is currently offering the option for scheduling appointments directly from your smartphone, so patients can speak to Dr. Dugan conveniently and quickly without the need to visit the office in-person.

Dr. Dugan’s Practice

Dr. Dugan practices neurology at the following New York locations:

NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

223 East 34th St.

New York, NY 10016

(646) 558-0876


NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

222 East 41st St.

New York, NY 10017

(646) 558-0800


She can also be contacted at her academic address, which is listed below:

225 East 34th St.

First Floor

New York, NY 10016

(646) 501-5298

School/ Education

·        Graduated with her medical degree in 2002 from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, College of Medicine in the Philippines.

·        Completed her residency in neurology in 2008 at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York.

·        Completed her first fellowship in clinical neurophysiology in 2010 at the New York University Medical Center.

Dr. Dugan specializes in treating the following disorders:

·        Epileptic seizures

·        Sturge-Weber syndrome

·        Seizures

·        Landau-Kleffner syndrome

·        Status epilepticus

·        Tuberous sclerosis

·        Lenox Gastaut syndrome

·        Petit mal seizure

·        Loss of consciousness

·        Febrile seizure

·        Rett syndrome

·        Genetic testing for epilepsy

Board Certifications

·        American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) - Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology

4. Ellen Iosifovna Edgar, MD (5 stars)

Dr. Edgar is a board certified neurophysiologist and neurologist who accepts Medicaid. She studied medicine in Uzbekistan. Dr. Edgar has been practicing medicine for over 24 years. Her offices are all fully equipped with the sophisticated technologies needed to provide advanced treatment and diagnosis in all aspects of neurology. Doctors and staff at her offices are all trained to provide compassionate and sensitive care to their patients.

 

Dr. Edgar speaks both English and Russian fluently. She is especially sought after for her extensive experience working with epilepsy patients though she also treats other neurological diseases and disorders as well.

Dr. Edgar’s Practice

Dr. Edgar provides services at the following locations:

 

Complete Neurological Care PC

11247 Queens Blvd Ste. 206

Forest Hills, NY 11375

718-544-4200

 

Complete Neurological Care PC

139 N Central Ave Ste. 2

Valley Stream, NY,11580

516-887-8808

 

Complete Neurological Care in Midtown Manhattan

150 E 55th St. FL 4

New York, NY 10022

212-349-2787

 

Ellen I Edgar Md

7401 4th Ave. Apt. A1

Brooklyn, NY,11209

718-745-8269

 

Complete Neurological Care

225 Broadway Ste. 705

New York, NY 10007

212-349-2787

School/Education

·        Completed her residency at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn

·        Graduated from Andizhan State Medical Institute in Uzbekistan in 1996

 

Dr. Edgar specializes in the following:

 

·        Neurology

·        Neurosurgery

·        Epilepsy

·        Muscular skeletal pain

·        Pain medicine neurology

·        Headaches

·        Botox injections for the treatment of refractory migraines

·        Cervical dystonia

·        Other neurological conditions

·        Various movement disorders

Board Certification

·        Board Certification in Clinical Neurophysiology

·        Board Certification in Neurology

 

Awards

·        Healthgrades Honor Roll

 

5. Madeline Fields, MD (4.9 stars)

Dr. Fields is a clinical neurophysiologist in NYC who accepts Medicaid and other types of insurance. She has extensive experience working with epilepsy and she is well-known for having a compassionate bedside manner. She is affiliated with some of the top hospitals in NYC including both Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens and she is currently accepting new patients as well as telehealth appointments.

Currently, Dr. Fields is an associate professor of neurology at Mount Sinai and co-director of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program with Dr. Lara Marcuse. She and Dr. Marcuse treat both children and adults with epilepsy, using surgical and medical management strategies along with nutritional and complementary medicine resources. She also works extensively with the following conditions:

·        Dementia

·        Autism

·        Psychiatric conditions

Dr. Fields has nearly 2 decades of experience working in the field of medicine. She provides thorough exams and she has won awards for her communication skills with patients. Patients rate their overall experience with her as excellent.

Dr. Fields’ Practice

Annenberg Building, 2nd Floor

1468 Madison Ave. Fl.2

New York, NY 10029

929-367-6309; 212-241-2627

School/ Education

·        Completed her fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at NYU-Langone Medical Center

·        Completed her residency in neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital

·        Completed her internship in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Group

·        Received her M.D. at the Israel Institute of Technology,  

Dr. Fields specializes in the following:

·        Electroencephalogram (EEG) with video

·        Electroencephalogram (EEG)

·        Epilepsy

·        Seizure Disorder

·        Vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) for epilepsy

·        Autism

·        Genetics

·        Magnetic Resonance Imaging

·        Seizure

·        Neuroscience

 

Board Certification

·        American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy

Awards

·        Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication (2016)

 

6. Sylvia Mohen, MD (4.7 stars)

Dr. Mohen has 11 years of experience working in medicine as a neurology specialist in Oceanside, NY and she regularly works with Medicaid patients. She is most experienced working with headaches, but she has a special interest in working with epilepsy and completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology with a special emphasis on the treatment of this disorder. Dr. Mohen is currently accepting new patients as well as telehealth appointments. She is affiliated with the following hospitals:

 

·   Lenox Hill Hospital

·       Mount Sinai South Nassau

 

The New York Neurology Institute where she works is a leading provider of neurological and pain management services in New York City as well as research and advancements in the medical field. She has volunteered with initiatives for treating vision problems in poverty-stricken areas of India and Winston Salem. Dr. Mohen has excellent reviews from her patients. She speaks both English and French.

 

New patients should be prepared to spend up to 2 hours at the office during their initial visit doing tests and consultations with the doctor.

Dr. Mohen’s Practice

 

Dr. Mohen provides services in the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and in downtown New York City at the following locations:

 

Synergy Spinecare and Rehabillitation Medicine, PC

1965 Long Beach Rd.

Oceanside, NY 11572

516-766-8900

 

New York Neurology Associates

30 Broad Street

New York, NY 10028

212-847-4933

 

New York Neurology Associates

101 Central Park W

New York, NY 10023

212-847-4971

 

New York Neurology Associates

7 Gramercy Park W

New York, NY 10003

212-352-8100

 

School/Education

 

·   Completed her fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, focusing on epilepsy, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University

·   Completed her residency in Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University

·   Completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College Medicine at Yeshiva University

·       Graduated from Medical School at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

 

Dr. Mohen specializes in the following:

 

·   Movement issues

·   Cognitive issues

·   Parkinson’s Disease

·   Seizures

·   TMS

·       Nerve-related issues

 

Board Certification

 

·   Board Certified in Neurology

 

7. Maria Elena Duran-Soriano, MD (4.6 stars)

Dr. Maria Duran-Soriano is a pediatric neurologist with 38 years of experience. She runs her own private practice in Elmhurst, New York and is also affiliated with the New York - Presbyterian Queens hospital. Dr. Duran-Soriano specializes in working with childhood and adolescent learning disorders, such as ADHD and dyslexia, but she has also helped treat children with a range of other disorders including epilepsy, insomnia, and more. She speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Dr. Duran-Soriano is currently offering telehealth appointment as an alternative to in-office visits as a way to protect patients from the COVID-19 virus.

Dr. Duran-Soriano’s Practice

Dr. Maria Duran-Soriano has four offices in New York City. Her primary practice is at her clinic called the Pediatrics Neurology of Queens, which is located at the following address:

Pediatrics Neurology of Queens

9131 Queens Blvd, Ste 322

Elmhurst, NY 11373

(718) 205-5035

Her other three office locations are listed below:

5645 Main St.

Flushing, NY 11355

(718) 670-1800


7315 Northern Blvd.

Jackson Heights, NY 11372


8906 135th St.

Richmond Hill, NY 11418

School/ Education

·        Attended the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas in the Dominican Republic where she graduated with her medical degree in 1982

·        Completed her residency at the Brooklyn Hospital in 1988

·        Completed a fellowship at the Booth Memorial Medical Center in 1989, a fellowship at the Health Science Center in 1996, and a fellowship at the Health CTI Center in 1997

Dr. Duran-Soriano specializes in the following areas:

·        Adolescent medicine

·        Child neurology

·        Pediatrics

·        Neurology

·        Meningitis

·        Insomnia

·        Infectious diseases of the brain or spinal cord

·        Obstructive sleep apnea

·        Sleep and EEG testing

Board Certifications

·        American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) - Pediatrics

·        American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) - Psychiatry, Neurology, and Clinical Neurophysiology

8. Mary Vo, MD (4.0 stars)

In addition to treating patients and functioning as the assistant attending neurologist, Dr. Vo is also the assistant professor of neurology at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College. She provides specialized services at her practice including electrodiagnostic testing and EMG. Currently, she is doing research at the Peripheral Neuropathy Center on chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy. She act as supervisor at the general neurology resident clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Vo’s Practice

Dr. Vo provides services in two locations:

Neuromuscular Center

1305 York Avenue, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

646-962-3202

 

Peripheral Neuropathy Center

1305 York Avenue, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

646-962-3202

School/ Education

·        Completed a postdoctoral research fellowship on chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

·        Completed her neurophysiology fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical School

·        Completed her residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical School

·        Completed her internship training at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical School

·        Graduated with a medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine (2008)

·        Received a Doctoral degree in Pharmacy from St. John’s University (2003)

·        Received a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from St. John’s University (2002)

Dr. Vo specializes in the following:

·        General neurological symptoms

·        Nerve injury and nerve conduction studies

·        Peripheral neuropathy

·        Back pain

·        Neck pain

·        Muscle weakness

·        Neuromuscular disease

·        Radiculopathy

·        Headache

·        Electromyography (EMG)

·        Botox injections (botulinum toxin)

Board Certification

·        Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

·        Member of the American Academy of Neurology

·        Member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

9. Michael Carciente, MD (3.5 stars)

Dr. Carciente has been in practice for over 30 years. He works with spinal cord issues, muscle problems, and brain and peripheral nerve disorders. Patients visit Dr. Carciente for a variety of health needs including Parkinson’s Disease, migraine headaches, chronic neck pain, sleep issues, and muscle disorders, or myopathy. He affiliates with the Maimonides Medical Center and can speak both English and Spanish fluently.

Currently, the staff at 14 Street Medical P.C. exercises special concern for his patients’ safety by not treating COVID-19 patients in the office and by limiting the number of people in the waiting room (to follow appropriate social distancing procedures). Patients and staff must wear a mask or face covering as well as gloves. The clinic is cleaned hourly and UV lights are used to sanitize exam rooms. Patients are called using a text/call on their mobile phone.

Patients who have not had bloodwork, imaging, or other diagnostics done prior to their visit will need to make two appointments. The first appointment will be conducted by the Staff Physician Most of the diagnostic procedures can be conducted at the clinic. Dr. Carciente then evaluates the data and creates a treatment plan.

 

Dr. Carciente’s Practice

Dr. Carciente provides services at two different locations:

14 Street Medical P.C.

332 E 14th St

New York, NY 10003

 

14 Street Medical P.C.

110 West 14th Street

New York, NY 10011

212-481-3333

School/ Education

·        Attended Medical School at the Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree.

·        Completed his residency in neurology at the New York University Medical Center

·        Completed his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at the Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Carciente specializes in the following:

·        Neurology

·        Cardiology

·        Endocrinology

·        Physical Therapy

·        Pulmonology

·        Clinical Neurophysiology

·        Epilepsy

·        Interventional Cardiology

·        Pain Management

·        Rheumatology

·        Internist

 

Board Certifications

·        Neurology (Psychiatry and Neurology)

·        American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

10. Siddhartha S. Nadkarni, MD (3.4 stars)

Dr. Siddhartha Nadkarni is a neurologist with over 27 years of experience treating patients for all types of neurological disorders, including everything from epileptic seizures and dementia to migraine disorders and multiple sclerosis (MS). This doctor is currently affiliated with the NYU Langone Health Center in New York. He is an assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine as well as the director of the NYUHC Epilepsy Clinic and the Neurophysiology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Nadkarni accepts Medicaid insurance. He is available for telehealth visits, though it is recommended that patients call in advance to book an appointment.

Dr. Nadkarni’s Practice

Dr. Nadkarni practices neurology at the following location in New York.

NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

223 East 34th St.

New York, NY 10016

646-558-0870

Dr. Nadkarni specializes in the treatment of the following neurological disorders:

·        Angelman syndrome

·        Schizophrenia

·        Epileptic seizures

·        Dementia

·        Depression and depressive disorders

·        Peripheral Nerve Disorders

·        Obstructive sleep apnea

·        Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

·        Restless leg syndrome

·        Intracranial injury

·        Chronic headaches

·        Tension headache

School/Education

·        Graduated in 1997 with his medical degree from the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

·        Completed his residency in neurology/psychiatry at the NYU Medical Center in 2003.

·        Completed his first fellowship in neurophysiology at the NYU Medical Center in 2004.

Board Certifications

·        American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) - Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, and Psychiatry   

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