Dr. Blair Ford, MD

Dr. Blair Ford, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 60

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Blair Ford, MD is a Neurology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ford to book an appointment.


Locations

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519
Neurological Institute of NY710 W 168th St New York, NY 10032
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Ford is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center Edison, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for neurology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Stroke Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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    He spends time with the patient and makes sure that you understand everything. You don't feel,.rushed. He is very down to earth.
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    Experience and Background Checks

    Experience
    Background

    Background Check

    No malpractice claims found for New York
    No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
    No board actions found for the years we collect data
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    Dr. Ford's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Parkinson's Disease
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Ford treats Parkinson's Disease more than 95% of his peers

    Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
    • Juvenile Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinson Disease 10 (Park10)
    • Parkinson Disease 11 (Park11)
    • Parkinson Disease 12 (Park12)
    • Parkinson Disease 13 (Park13)
    • Parkinson Disease 2, Autosomal Recessive Juvenile (Park2)
    • Parkinson Disease 3, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park3)
    • Parkinson Disease 4, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park4)
    • Parkinson Disease 5 (Park5)
    • Parkinson Disease 6 (Park6)
    • Parkinson Disease 7 (Park7)
    • Parkinson Disease 8 (Park8)
    • Parkinson Disease 9 (Park9)
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    Essential Tremor
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Ford treats Essential Tremor more than 93% of his peers

    Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Benign Essential Tremor
    Parkinsonism
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Ford treats Parkinsonism more than 62% of his peers

    Dr. Ford treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Drug-Induced Parkinsonism
    • Neuroleptic-Induced Parkinsonism
    • Rapid-Onset Dystonia Parkinsonism (RDP)

    Dr. Ford's conditions and procedures:

    • Ataxia
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Corticobasal Degeneration
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Essential Tremor
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Herniated Disc
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Medication Management
    • Neurological Testing
    • Nystagmus
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Tremor
    • Visual Field Defects

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    (212) 235-1519

    Dr. Ford accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna
    Affinity Health Plan
    Amida Care
    Anthem
    Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
    Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
    Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Connecticare
    EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Fidelis Care
    HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
    MagnaCare
    Medicare
    Oxford Health Plans
    UnitedHealthCare
    Community Plan
    Medicare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
    VNS Choice
    WellCare

    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Ford is a clinician, medical educator and clinical-investigator whose practice and research focuses on Parkinson's disease and movement disorders,...Read more

    Specialties

    • Neurology
    • Neurological Movement Disorders

    Education

    1994
    Columbia P&S
    Fellowship Hospital
    1992
    Montreal Neur Institute
    Fellowship Hospital
    1991
    Montreal Neur Inst/McGill
    Residency Hospital
    1988
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1988
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1985
    McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Blair Ford, MD?

    Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-0549 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

    Does Dr. Blair Ford, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Ford has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Blair Ford, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Blair Ford, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ford's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Blair Ford, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Blair Ford, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Ford frequently treats Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, and Parkinsonism. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ford treats.

    Where is Dr. Blair Ford, MD's office located?

    Dr. Ford's office is located at 710 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Affiliated Hospitals

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    NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

    New York, NY

    Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

    Edison, NJ

    61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

    • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2019)
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)