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Dr. Craig Shalmi, MD

Pain Management ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Shalmi

New York Spine & Pain Physicians

500 W Main St Ste 116 Babylon, NY 11702

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Dr. Craig Shalmi, MD is a pain management specialist in Babylon, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1989 and specializes in pain management, pain medicine, and more.


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(631) 422-6166

Dr. Shalmi accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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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. Shalmi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shalmi treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shalmi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shalmi treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shalmi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shalmi treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shalmi treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shalmi's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Your return to a better quality of life is my first priority."

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1997
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Beth Israel Mc Deaconess
Residency Hospital
1990
St Elizabeths Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
Union College
Undergraduate School
1997
1996
1990
1989

Awards

Dr. Shalmi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shalmi

3.8

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
61.76470588235294%
(21)
4 Stars
8.823529411764707%
(3)
3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
26.470588235294116%
(9)

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The office of Dr. Shalmi, from the front desk staff to the doctor himself, are very caring and thoughtful individuals. There is always an attempt to make you feel comfortable with different pain management alternatives. Everyone is very professional and attentive to your needs.
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Dr Shalmi is a great doctor. He reduced my pain so much that my life has improved dramatically. His entire office is very caring. Thank you Dr Shalmi
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I don’t understand the negative reviews for this doctor. He is one of the most compassionate and caring doctors I’ve ever known. And an excellent pain medicine doctor. He is the only one I’ve had injections with and they worked. He doesn’t treat his patients like drug addicts since the “opioid crisis”. He understands that people with real pain need main meds. I for one am on to my third cervical surgery and I’m greatful to have him as my pain doc.
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EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND STAFF. VERY SATISFIED.
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Came there in pain, left smiling. He is kind and gentle. Explained everything. I highly recommend!
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Dr shalmi is amazing. I was petrified of having the shots yet he put my mind at ease. He understood my pain and fears. One of the most patient, kind and compassionate doctors I have dealt with.
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Love Dr. shalmi! Hate waiting to see him. Average wait time is 1 to 2 hours :-(
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I suffered from a spinal headache after having an epidural for a Caesarean section. No one was able to figure out what it was based on my symptoms. I was in horrible pain. One of my nurses put a call out to pain management. Dr. Shalmi actually came to my hospital room. He knew exactly what it was and within hours I was in the OR for a simple procedure that provided immediate relief. I was able to be with my baby right away. Dr. Shalmi is an amazing doctor I wouldn't trust anyone else!!
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Without question, the worst experience I have ever had. There is a pattern of lies in his office and staff. I've been billed for services never done! Shalmi is a money hungry doctor who is not looking to help anyone. Shalmi wants to treat elderly patients who are simply happy to have a physician. Anyone with common sense sees the scams he runs. The staff is rude, as if they are rewarded for being so. A wait of 1-2 hours is the general rule. THE WORST EVER! AVOID!
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The medical staff is amazing. Dr Shalmi is one of the kindest docs i've ever met. Explains what procedure and medications. Barbara Somers is such a great nurse and wants ease my pain. The office staff is another story. i am sent to ext, that no one answer. I leave messages & often, NO ONE returns calls. The answer is we are a busy office or today that no message was left. I knew who to ask for bc i left message Mon and today is friday. Amazing doc going to lose pt bc office staff
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New York Spine & Pain Physicians

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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