Dr. Douglas Sankar, MD

Dr. Douglas Sankar, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology •  Male • Age 53

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Douglas Sankar, MD is a Clinical Neurophysiologist in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Dr. Sankar has more experience with Headache, Epilepsy, and Neurodegenerative Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sankar to book an appointment.


Locations

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley

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(914) 670-7840
New York Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley1978 Crompond Rd Ste 101 Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Sankar's Reviews

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I’ve been in dr. Sankars care for 3+ years now. Really great doctor. Extremely patient and understanding. Always takes the time to make sure you understand what’s going on.
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
  • Long wait times
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Dennis in NY – May 17, 2018
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Dr. Sankar is a very oriented people person. He speaks to you clearly & in an understanding manner. He’s very thorough in his listening, examining you, & explaining to you what’s going on. He also takes time to answer all of your questions. I’m very comfortable with him. He has excellent bedside manner.
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
  • Long wait times
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(914) 670-7840

Dr. Sankar 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
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Background Check

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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sankar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sankar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sankar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (914) 293-8600.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tension Headache
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Tension Headache more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Headache
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Headache more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Epilepsy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Epilepsy more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Sankar performs this procedure more than 61% of their peers

Seizure Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Seizure Disorders more than 27% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 27% of their peers

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.

Typically treats 43% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

Alzheimer's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Alzheimer's Disease more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 51% of their peers

Dementia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Dementia more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 46% of their peers

General Neurological Disorders

General neurological disorder specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease that affect your brain, spinal cord or nerves, anywhere throughout your body.

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Brain Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Temporal Arteritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sankar treats Temporal Arteritis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Sankar treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Sankar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

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

Douglas D. Sankar, MD is Board Certified in Neurology with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

Education

NYU Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Vet Affairs Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
NYU Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Cortlandt Manor, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Bronxville, NY
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Phelps Memorial Hospital Association

Sleepy Hollow, NY

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
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