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Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Winfree

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

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

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Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.


Dr. Winfree's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Winfree

3.3

Based on 28 reviews

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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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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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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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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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I highly recommend Dr. Winfree.
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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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About Me

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. 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Oregon Health and Science University
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Newyork-Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
New York Presbyterian-Columbia
Internship Hospital
1996
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2009
2009
2003
1997
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(212) 342-2776

Dr. Winfree accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (11/16/2016)View details
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

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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

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • 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