Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Winfree
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St Fl 4 New York, NY 10032

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(212) 342-2776

Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 24 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 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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1 malpractice claim Found
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Dr. Winfree's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Winfree treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Winfree treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Vascular Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Winfree treats Vascular Disease more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Winfree treats this condition more than 27% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Winfree treats Spine Disorders more than 6% of his peers

Dr. Winfree treats this condition more than 6% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
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Dr. Winfree's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Compression
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Ear Disorders
  • Excision of Brain Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Nerve Damage
  • Fracture
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Sarcoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Winfree accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicaid
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Winfree's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Winfree

3.3

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
55.172413793103445%
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4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
41.37931034482759%
(12)
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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
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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New York, NY – Jul 28, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr. Winfree.
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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
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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

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Locations

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology710 W 168th St Fl 4 New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown155 White Plains Rd # W100 Tarrytown, NY 10591
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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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