Dr. Brian Apatoff, MD

Neurology  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Brian Apatoff, MD
Dr. Brian Apatoff, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Apatoff is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

401 E 55th St

New York, NY 10022

Contact Information

(212) 593-6262

Dr. Brian Apatoff, MD

Dr. Brian Apatoff, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Apatoff's Experience

Dr. Apatoff's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology
  • Neuroimmunology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

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.


  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Brigham Womens Hospital/Harvard
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center/Columb
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Neuro Institute/Columbia University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Apatoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Apatoff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Apatoff to family and friends
based on 67 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Apatoff's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Long Island City, NY |
Refused to refill a prescription, insisting I come into the office for a follow-up exam. I told him I didn't understand what new information a medical examination would yield in regards to my anxiety, could not afford to take the time off of work or afford a co-pay just for a refill, and that my anxiety remained the same. He told me that the time and money I would need to spend were "irrelevant" and implied overtly that I was trying to take advantage. UNREAL.
in Queens, NY |
Dr. Apatoff is absolute the best of best! Knowledgeable and caring. Her is there for patients and return their calls very quickly regardless of having too many patients. He has been my doctor for the past 10 years. I am not a type of person who would go with any doctor. I am rather very selective and stay with a doctor if and only if I am happy with his/her expertise and that caring dimension that, to me, is a prerequisite in doctor-patient relationship! To me he is an outstanding physician!
in Mineola, NY |
Dr Apatoff is hands down the best neurologist/diagnostician I've seen. He's knowledgeable about a wide spectrum of treatments and old and new medications related to neurological and other autoimmune diseases; aggressive with treatment when its necessary and then, just as important, conservative with meds when they have done their job; down to earth, droll and straight forward, while at the same time compassionate, he has kept me healthy for more than 15 years. I cannot recommend him enough!
Astoria |
He's the best! He actually returned a non-urgent call while he was away for the New Year. Took care of situation right away.
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Dr. Apatoff accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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