Dr. Carolyn Britton, MD

Dr. Carolyn Britton, MD

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Internal Medicine  |  
Female  |  
72 y/o
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Dr. Carolyn Barley Britton is associate professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and associate attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She also is the current president-elect of the Board of Trustees of the National Medical Association, where she is involved in the association's Health Literacy and Cultural Competency campaigns and training programs. Dr. Britton received an M.D. from New York University, where she also received an M.S. in Microbiology (Virology). She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University affiliation, followed by a residency in neurology and a research fellowship in neurovirology at the Neurological Institute. Dr. Britton is a recognized expert in neurovirology and infectious/inflammatory diseases of the nervous system. For more than 20 years, she has worked tirelessly to support funding for AIDS clinical trials, the training of minority and women clinical researchers, and the inclusion of minority populations and women in clinical trials. Her work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases helped produce the changes in federal clinical research guidelines to require inclusion of women and minorities, and to expand clinical trials in the community. She was among the first to describe the neurologic complications of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and is a recognized authority on a rare viral complication, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Dr. Britton has been a visiting lecturer in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. She has held leadership positions in several professional organizations and boards, including Board of Trustees NMA, American Academy of Neurology, the Governor's Task Force on AIDS (New York), and the Manhattan Central Medical Society. Dr. Britton was recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Black and Latin Student Organization at Columbia University. She was listed among "New York's Best Doctors" in New York magazine in 1996 and 2006, Castle-Connolly Best Doctors in New York Metro area 2003 through 2007, and Best Doctors in America 2004 through 2007. She also was profiled in The Network Journal in 2007 as one of the Top Black Physicians.

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Britton's Experience

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

  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Pain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Harlem Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Harlem Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Britton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Britton's Reviews

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Dr. Britton's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
New York, NY |
Didn't seem to be paying attention. At second visit she recommended I see the referring doctor to consider taking a medication. Well, that was part of why the referring doctor asked me to see someone- not necessarily her. I was taking it already I told her all that.. And when I asked if she had compared my old records to her new ones to say if I was better or worse, she said she didn't have time. Instead she offered me new, expensive tests.. which I did not do.
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Dr. Britton accepts 37 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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