Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD

Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 52

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Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Winfree to book an appointment.

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Practice

CUIMC/Neurological Institute of New York710 W 168th St New York, NY 10032
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(212) 235-1519
ColumbiaDoctors - Tarrytown155 White Plains Rd Tarrytown, NY 10591
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(212) 235-1519

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3.4

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I had a great experiences with Dr Winfree! He put me In For nerve tests, found out what my nerve problem was and took care of it with surgery and physical therapy. . He is very professional, great bedside manners and knowledgeable. I have read several of the blogs, and those that are putting him down , because you say you had a bad experience with him, it’s not everybody. Under every doctor you’ll find someone who isn’t happy, probably just because they are unhappy with themselves! Because, he does explain everything! I trust him with everything because he did help me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joanne – Dec 21, 2020
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After reading some of the negative patient reviews regarding Dr. Winfree, I was hesitant in making an out- of - state appointment. Contrary to the reviews I read, I found Dr. Winfree to be an excellent Physician. His bedside manner is that of a professional with your best interest at heart. His direct approach to my care was not only refreshing, but he offered hope where other doctors have not. Subsequent to my appointment, I had gone through the medical mill, seen more doctors then I care to admit. None of them displayed the care and concern he and his team have shown for my condition. Not only did he take the time to listen / hear me , he explained in detail the protocols to address this particular nerve damage or condition. Had I given any weight to the negative reviews, I would have missed the opportunity to see the one doctor that understood my condition and offered any hope. I urge everyone reading this ..to take the reviews with a grain of salt, as it could be life changing
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 04, 2019
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He should change his name to Dr. Arrogant. Winfree is the worst provider I have ever been forced to waste my time waiting to see (and for nearly 90 min past my apt time.) He never examined me. He never read my records. He never asked about my symptoms. He never tested anything. The one recommendation he offered was not at all helpful or relevant. Winfree was the only physician I’ve consulted to say I don’t have a nerve injury when in fact I’ve been suffering with horrific nerve damage.
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Mar 21, 2019
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Terrible experience all around. Was told "the sooner the better" for a surgery and then his staff took 3 months to get it scheduled. Zero communication from them. Had to chase down answers constantly. Then after the surgery he doesn't even bother to come talk to me in recovery. And the last straw was for my post-op they called me the day before and asked me to move it up to 12:30. I did. Then I waited over an hour. Asked if I was next and told two ahead of me. I left. Stay away.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Paul in PEEKSKILL – May 19, 2018
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I saw Dr. Winfree today, and because of my medical condition I have met many neuro surgeons,and or, neurologists over the past four years. Dr. Winfree was the most condescending and ruthless doctor I have ever met!True lack of concern and compassion,I know that neuro doctors have a reputation of being "not so compassionate" but this guy gives it a whole new meaning.There so many great physicians out there do not waste your time on this one. If you can get to Johns Hopkins do it what a difference
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Nanette Fredericks in Neptune, NJ – Sep 21, 2017
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I was recommended to Dr. Winfree for a muscle biopsy. He was very pleasant, thorough with explanations and efficient with the procedure. His team was nice and professional before and after the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Jul 28, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr. Winfree.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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New York, NY – Jun 07, 2016
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Very knowleged and an easy guy to talk with. Highly recommended by his peers.was referred by my pain dr to him. Excellent dr
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Bigpoppa ken in Nj – Dec 31, 2015
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Background

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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. Winfree's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Winfree treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Winfree treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Neurostimulator Implantation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Winfree performs Neurostimulator Implantation more than 28% of his peers

Dr. Winfree performs this procedure more than 28% of his peers

Dr. Winfree's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Compression
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Excision of Brain Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Nerve Damage
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Liposarcoma
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Decompression and Repair
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Sarcoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spasticity
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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Humana
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Medicaid
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UnitedHealthCare
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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. Winfree grew up in Jupiter, Florida, and attended Dartmouth College, where he graduated with High Honors in Chemistry. After completing medical school...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

NewYork-Presbyterian -Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
Oregon Health And Science University
Fellowship Hospital
1997
New York Presbyterian-Columbia
Internship Hospital
1996
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 342-2776 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD accepting new patients?

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

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What are Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Winfree frequently treats Intervertebral Disc Disease, Neurostimulator Implantation, and Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Winfree treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD's office located?

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

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Winfree is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received