Dr. Daniel MacGowan, MD

Dr. Daniel MacGowan, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Daniel MacGowan, MD is a neuromuscular medicine doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

10 Union Sq E

New York, NY 10003

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas


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Brachial Plexus Palsy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University College Cork, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine, Room 259
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. MacGowan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. MacGowan to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. MacGowan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Brooklyn ny |
Dr Daniel doesn’t understand when the patient is in pain and don’t want to run diagnostic, but still insisted to run diagnostics. On December 8 I had a appointment for diagnostic I explained that I was in pain and don’t wanted to run the electric stock of my nerves,however he still did tha diagnostic and caused me pain stressed and anxiety on the visit. I do not recommend this neurologist to anyone
Brooklyn, NY |
I've been having pain, tingling and numbness in my foot and ankle post surgery with unexplained toe twitching. My orthopedic suggested I get a nerve test to rule out nerve damage. Dr. Macgowan asked me if I was upset about my injury, because his wife was also upset about her injuries when she fell. He also told me to stop babying my injury. I work on my feet 8-9 hours a day. Im not sure how that's babying a foot and ankle injury. He asked me if my family was ok. They're fine. Are YOU ok, Dr. M?
NY, NY |
This was absolutely the worst experience with a doctor that I've ever had. He has a terrible bedside manner. He was insensitive and short with me. He was completely unhelpful on what could be causing my symptoms and was dismissive. He basically told me everything was in my head. After leaving I felt confused and depressed. I wish I would have read his reviews prior to seeing him because other people shared similar experiences. I found comfort that other people felt the same way.
in New York, NY |
Dr Macgowan noticed weakness in my wife's legs while doing a routine neurological nerve conduction examination he ordered several X rays of my wife's pelvis which were showed that her hips were in imminent danger of collapse ,if it were not for this good Dr. my wife might have had a hip fracture while traveling soon on our vacation to a place one would not wish to have surgery .
in New York, NY |
He asked me about my wife's cancer, my wife was his patient getting nerve conduction testing ,my wife never had cancer, he had the wrong patients chart on his examination devices ,did not check birthdates.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Macgowan, whom I sought for a second opinion, was unpleasant, sullen, and uncommunicative. He refused to take me as a patient because he said I had too much history and another neurologist. He told me essentially to "get out" and go to my other MD. He would answer no questions. Especially when he wanted to do his "thing,"an EMG, and I had just done one for another ailment, he really became hostile. He asked questions, and never entered it into a computer. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE!
New York, NY |
I saw him several years ago to see if my symptoms indicated carpal tunnel, a standard procedure. He was in a bad mood, didn't listen to me, and was nasty overall. He looked at my fingernails and told me I had lung cancer. I did not then, and do not now. He was angry when I refused a chest X-ray. He barked at me when I tried to confirm that he would send the results to the referring physician. He may be an excellent doctor, but he is a miserable human being.
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Dr. MacGowan accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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