Dr. Douglas Schottenstein, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

NY Spine Medicine 18 E 48th St Rm 901 New York, NY 10017 Get Directions
Dr. Douglas Schottenstein, MD
Dr. Douglas Schottenstein, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Schottenstein is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (44)
New York, NY |
was in Severe back pain caused by spinal stenosis. Dr. Schottenstein and his staff were able to relieve the pain. I am pain free, without medication. Thanks Dr. Schottenstein and staff
in New York, NY |
My brother is a chiropractor that works closely with dr schottenstein. I've been in terrible pain for years and nothing has helped except occasional clonopin until I met dr schottenstein who told me that there is no reason I should be in so much pain and he was right - after three months of seeing dr schottenstein I'm finally able to take my wife and kids out and have a life instead of letting this pain rule my life. Thank you dr s!!
New York, NY |
Horrible human and doctor. I had an appointment. Waited over an hour then was put in a room. After another 45 minutes spoke with a PS who took my information. He came back 5 minutes later and said, sorry, he can't prescribe the medication you are on. I asked if I could see the doctor. After waiting again, more time passed and was told to go to someone else and gave me the name of a clinic that couldn't help.
in New York, NY |
Great doctor and excellent staff - always a pleasure to go therefore
in New York, NY |
dr schottenstein is te best out there i have been seeing him for over 10 years and followed him from his old office
New York, NY |
in New York, NY |
i couldnt be happier with dr schottenstein and his staff the office is so nice and kind and dr schottenstein is very intelligent and compassionate
Passaic, NJ |
I have seen many doctors both in NJ and NYC for excruciating back pain. I finally found a doctor that tames my pain.   It took few visits to treat neck mid back and low back but he was able to numb it .  Dr. Schottenstein can do an epidural with one hand tight behind his back with his eyes closed because he is that good ! ! ! Anyone complains about many injections he does I guess they have not experienced the agony of a back pain. His experience and efficiency is greatly appreciated by me.
New York, NY |
After initial appointment, you are seen by an assistant, not an MD, who evaluates all tests and recommends treatment. I was advised to get various injections based on conclusions other MDs strongly disputed. Dr. does NOT tell say you will NOT see him after initial consultation. The waiting room is packed, there is a long wait, but, unless it's your first visit, or an injection: everyone is seen by a team of PAs. Great business model for Dr., but unacceptable patient care.
Newark, NJ |
Great guy! Awesome doc!
in nyc, ny |
I am a Chiropractor in NYC and I have a terrible back. Dr. Doug did a procedure on my called RF and it made me nearly pain free for five years. Absolutely amazing. I send my difficult to treat patients to his facility.
in New York, NY |
I was in Severe back pain caused by spinal stenosis. Dr. Schottenstein and his staff were able to relieve the pain. I am pain free, without medication. Thanks Dr. Schottenstein and staff
in New York, NY |
I'm so grateful to dr Schottenstein and his Amazing staff
in New York, NY |
have had chronic pain for over 10 years and this pain has consumed my daily life. i had given up the idea of my pain every going into remission and had given up many things in life and lost my once active lifestyle. i used to be a compettive triathlon athlete and having to go from that to someone who cant walk more than 10 minutes without being in excruciating pain is very hard to say the least. in the past several years i have seen several doctors and none compare to dr chottenstein.
in New York, NY |
Very pleasant staff and amazing Doctor. One of the best pain docs I've ever been to. Dr Schottenstein really cares and knows what he is doing!!
in New York, NY |
I called the office for an appointment and told them I was going on vacation soon and they made sure to get me in beforehand which I am extremely grateful for. They are even open on most holidays! Dr. Schottenstein himself is a great doctor who is knowledgeable, compassionate and truly cares for his patient's well being. He didn't pressure me into anything and discussed in detail with me my options for my back/knee pain. His assistants were especially helpful and I felt taken care of every step
in Staten Island, NY |
The best doctor I've ever seen.
in New York, NY |
Top notch I've been dealing with rude staff at doctor's offices my whole life, and this was the first time I felt really comfortable. The office manager personally greeted me when I was escorted to the exam room and there was little wait considering how busy the office was. Dr.Schottenstein is a must see for anyone in pain.
in New York, NY |
He is the most knowledgable and friendly doctor I have ever met and I feel well taken care of at all of my visits. When i suddenly started experiencing pain i was scared about what could be happening but dr s went through everything extremely patiently with me and I was very relieved by the end of the visit!
in New York, NY |
I had a car accident over 2 years ago and the surgeon I saw said I needed to do surgery right away or I could end up parlayzed...I ended up getting two injections worth dr schottensteun and have been pain free since and did NOT need surgery....def recommend dr schottensteun
in New York, NY |
Excellent Doctor and extremely knowledgable. Doctor is very friendly and shows care and concern. Highly recommend.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Schottenstein and his staff are immensely compassionate and exceptionally attentive. I had lived with chronic and excruciating pain for years until I found this practice - Dr. S's approach is both complete and encouraging. This practice truly goes above and beyond for their patients and I place 100% confidence in their care!
New York, NY |
highly recommend dr schottenstein he is the most caring empathetic patient courteous doctor i have ever met they always make you feel like you're VIP and they always take the time to answer all my questions needs and concerns
in New York, NY |
i have never met a nicer, more knowledgeable, and down to earth doctor. he makes jokes and makes you feel very comfortable during procedures and hwne talking to him. he never makes you feel stupid and his staff is very knowledgeable as well. i really enjoyed my time with dr schottenstein and will definitely beb ack!
in New York |
i have had chronic pain for over 10 years and this pain has consumed my daily life. i had given up the idea of my pain every going into remission and had given up many things in life and lost my once active lifestyle. i used to be a compettive triathlon athlete and having to go from that to someone who cant walk more than 10 minutes without being in excruciating pain is very hard to say the least. in the past several years i have seen several doctors and none compare to dr chottenstein. every on
in New York, NY |
i went to see dr schottenstein for pain and osteoarthritis in my knees and low back pain. i was an avid runner but the pain and stiffness just became too much and had to stop running. I cannot say enough about Dr. Schottenstein and his extremely professional and caring staff. He followed up with phone calls weekly to see what my progress was and i'm back to running again and couldn't be happier. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend dr schottenstein to anyone.
New York, NY |
I have been getting treatment at this office for over a year and it truthfully has changed my life! Words can't describe how amazing the doctors and whole staff are, on each and every visit. I wish I wasn't in pain, but since I am, I am blessed to find such an amazing medical team for treatment
in NY, NY |
After being out off work for almost a year because of severe spinal problems, I'm without pain and working again. Great practice.
in New York, NY |
Excellent staff and Doctor. Dr Schottenstein runs a tight ship and accepts and is in network with almost all insurances which is rare to find in the city. Very happy with my care!
in New York New York |
Not really a true pain guy. He is a neurologist and not a anesthesia/ pain dr. I do not trust him and he cares only about money Do not go to him Trust me
in New York, NY |
very courteous kind knowledgeable and patient---staff and doctor are both one of a kind!
New York, NY |
Dr. Schottenstein is a highly skilled, compassionate physician who takes excellent care of his patients. He is a great doctor who is obviously at the top of his field, but even more than that, it's obvious that he cares about his patients as individuals and wants them to feel better as soon as possible. I always feel respected by the doctor and the whole staff, and trust him completely with my medical care. I also like that the office is in a great location and has appointments available at eve
in New York, NY |
Dr. Schottenstein's expertise and care are incomparable. Not only do I find Dr. S and his staff extremely caring, thorough and informative, but I place 100% of my trust in them. This practice has truly changed the lives of so many people that I know. Excellent doctor!
in New York, NY |
My favorite doctor. A few years back I got into an unfortunate car accident and was terribly afraid that I would be in pain for the rest of life unless I had surgery done for my lower back. Thankfully a colleague of mine referred me over to Dr. Schottenstein and everything changed. Since being treated by him I have been able to return to my usual routines, whether it was working out, spending time with my family, or just going back to work. He has great bedside manner and staff is great also!
New York, NY |
Dr. Schottenstein and his office are the best! I've been seeing him for years and the office is extremely efficient and helpful. He's open even during the holidays on christmas eve and new years eve and his office is very accomodating when you're in a bind or throw your back out. Thanks Dr. S!
in New York, NY |
dr schottenstein is always looking to find ways to help you feel better--whether its injections or medications or other specialized consulations---i really appreciate that he isn't dogmatic about anything and explains everything to you and lets you decide what to do---im feeling 90% better after 2 epidurals and finally can walk around pain free now---thanks dr schot!
in New York, NY |
in New York, NY |
Dr. Schottenstein is extremely knowledgeable and detail-oriented. He will take the time to thoroughly discuss your condition and assess all possible options. I have never felt more comfortable knowing I am in good hands than with Dr. S. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
in New York, NY |
I was a patient of the doctor in his former office and I am so glad I decided to follow him. His office is very efficient and the doctor is professional, thorough and makes you feel at ease with a wonderful bedside manner. He explains everything to you and does not force or push you into anything. In addition, he gives you his personal email in the event of a crisis. I don't know anyone else who does this.
in New York, NY |
great doc---highly recommended. very knowledgeable and the injections truly work!!
in New York, NY |
highly recommened---very knowledgeable and compassionate--also sent my brother to him and he is doing significantl better after getting only 1 injection with the docctor
in Bronx, NY |
i just changed my insurance and was looking a for a new doctor within my network. his staff was so great at working with my insurance and getting the appointment scheduled for me. they made sure i had my medications covered. the doctor was very knowledgeable and knew about my diagnosis right away and helped me continue my care. not only that he has a great bedside manner. and the office is very beautiful
in New York, NY |
good doctor, very friendly and he took his time to discuss many treatment options with me, some i never heard of, and no pressure to do any of it. appreciated all the extra hands he had on deck to keep everything running smoothly
Knowledgeable, friendly, efficient with no pressure to do his procedure.
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Dr. Schottenstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • Medical School
    Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University Affiliated Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University Hosps

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Shanghanese
  • Spanish

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection