Dr. Elena Ocher, MD

Dr. Elena Ocher, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Elena Ocher, MD is a pain medicine specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Ip Pavlov Higher Medical Institute in 1983 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

1111 Park Ave

New York, NY 10128

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Ocher's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ocher "We at, Universal VIP Medical strive to provide early intervention and treatment. Using the most advanced techniques available to successfully relieve the pain, prevent prolonged disability, and return an individual to the maximum level of function within physical limitations. Through integrated, focused care, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Universal VIP Medical adds quality to the lives of our patients and their families."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

78  Conditions Treated

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69  Procedures

  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia for High Risk Patients and Procedures
  • Antibiotic Infusion
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Collagen Injection
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Contigen Injection
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Detoxification
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • General Anesthesia
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • IV Rehydration
  • IV Sedation
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Injection
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Rehabilitation After Stroke or Trauma
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Skin Procedures
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
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Background Check

3 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 7/1/2013
    Amount or Range: Above average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip code of event: 11375
    State: New York
  • Settlement : 3/3/2014
    Amount or Range: Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip code of event: 11375
    State: New York
  • Settlement : 1/27/2016
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 11375
    State: 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.


  • First Leningrad I P Pavlov Medical Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Ip Pavlov Higher Medical Institute
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Pavlov Medical Academy
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Jacobi Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • who is who, 2008
Media & Publications
  • Botox and Surgery Used to Cure Migraines, 12/14/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ocher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ocher to family and friends
27 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Ocher'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 (4)

Absolutely love dr. Ocher. She's very friendly and down earth. The first time I met her, I felt like I knew her forever . The anesthesiologist and other staff are just as great. the treatment that was provided for me has been a miracle . I have been headache free for over three months, as a mother...more
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The worst. So uncaring, manipulatuve, and uncommunicative. Shoved a gown in my hand to change for a procedure she literally did not even mention to me, let alone prepare me for or explain to me. Her approach was so blantant: "You're getting an injection in your spine or I'm not making any money...more
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The best doctor I ever had (and I'm a veteran nurse) This lady helped me walk again and live a life free of pain. She is very caring and understanding. Her team is excellent and very responsible. I've been seen Dr. Ocher since 2011, I had an accident working as a volunteer firefighter. I was very...more
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Dr. Ocher is a miracle worker. Before I found her, I could barely walk, barely move. Dr. Ocher has given me my life back. She is kind, patient, she listens. I could go on and on. I highly recommend Dr. Ocher!
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