Dr. Blair Ford, MD

Dr. Blair Ford, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Blair Ford, MD is a neurology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurology and internal medicine.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St # 350

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst

Learn about Dr. Ford

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ford performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Essential Tremor
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Ford's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ford's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ford "Dr. Ford is a clinician, medical educator and clinical-investigator whose practice and research focuses on Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, including tremor, dystonia, Tourette syndrome, myoclonus, ataxia and chorea. His primary clinical work and research involves neurosurgical treatment using deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia. He serves as Medical Director for the Center for Movement Disorder Surgery in the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Columbia University. As an educator, Dr. Ford is the director of Columbia's Neurology Residency Program. As neurology clerkship director at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, he won several teaching awards, including the Bohmfalk Award, the medical school highest recognition for excellence in clinical teaching. A Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American neurological Association, Dr. Ford has contributed over 100 original articles, reviews, and book chapters to the literature. Dr. Ford has lectured extensively on topics ranging from deep brain stimulation to medical education. He has reviewed articles for Archives of Neurology, Movement Disorders, Neurology and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Ford serves as Scientific Editor for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and has been listed as one of America's Best Doctors since 2002."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ford "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

74  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Montreal Neur Inst/McGill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Montreal Neur Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ford to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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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