Dr. Craig Shalmi, MD

AnesthesiologyMaleAge 61

Dr. Shalmi
Accepting new patients

New York Spine & Pain Physicians

500 W Main St Ste 116 Babylon, NY 11702

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(631) 422-6166

Dr. Craig Shalmi, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Babylon, NY. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shalmi to book an appointment.

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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 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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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

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(631) 422-6166

Dr. Shalmi accepts the following insurance:

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
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Shalmi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shalmi

3.7

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Horrible doctor. Callous, clearly has no empathy. He doesn't ask questions or review history. Rude staff. Avoid at all costs!
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Jul 22, 2020
Dr. Craig Shalmi is the consummate professional. I came to him with a herniated disk in my lower lumbar region. Excruciating pain I never experienced before. He was quick to put me at ease and knew exactly what to do. In addition to being an excellent doctor, Dr. Shalmi is also a caring person. He took an interest in me and my progress, and saw it through to the end.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Helen Rosen – Jan 17, 2020
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DR. SHALMI IS A COMPASSIONATE CARING DOCTOR. HE WORKS WITH HIS PATIENTS AND REALLY LISTENS TO WHAT THEY SAY. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM A MILLION TIMES OVER.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 15, 2019
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Dr. Shalmi is by far the most compassionate, caring, understanding Dr I have EVER dealt with. He truly cares about his clients and wants what is best for you. I am so sad he is leaving he Babylon location, there is no other Dr. like him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dianne Goodwin – Sep 06, 2019
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worse pain management office. the office staff has no idea what is going on. the DR and PAS only want to do worthless and not needed procedures. all they want to do is collect money from you and your insurance. PA was very rude and disrespectful. wont recommend this office to anyone in chronic pain.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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may – Jul 22, 2019
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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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Apr 25, 2019
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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Mar 22, 2019
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Andrea in NY – Mar 01, 2019
EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND STAFF. VERY SATISFIED.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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PAUL ZINERCO in WEST BABYLON , NY – Feb 21, 2019
Came there in pain, left smiling. He is kind and gentle. Explained everything. I highly recommend!
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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Barbara in Lindenhurst, NY – Dec 21, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Ellen Cox in Lindenhurst, NY – Jul 11, 2018
Love Dr. shalmi! Hate waiting to see him. Average wait time is 1 to 2 hours :-(
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Delia in Amityville – Nov 21, 2017
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!!
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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Christine in Bay shore – Nov 19, 2017
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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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Oct 28, 2017
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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
15 people found this helpful
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Babylon, NY – May 07, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Biography

Dr. Shalmi joined New York Spine & Pain Physicians in 2013 when it merged with New York Pain Consultants. It was in 1999 that Dr. Shalmi co-founded...Read more

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Beth Israel Mc Deaconess
Residency Hospital
1990
St Elizabeths Hospital
Internship Hospital
Union College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Craig Shalmi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shalmi frequently treats Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shalmi treats.

Where is Dr. Craig Shalmi, MD's office located?

Dr. Shalmi's office is located at 500 W Main St Ste 116, Babylon, NY 11702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

New York Spine & Pain Physicians

New York Spine & Pain Physicians500 W Main St Ste 116 Babylon, NY 11702
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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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New York Spine & Pain Physicians - Westchester550 Mamaroneck Ave Ste 503 Harrison, NY 10528
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shalmi is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

West Islip, NY

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received