Dr. Ngugi Kinyungu, MD

Dr. Ngugi Kinyungu, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
(6)
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Dr. Ngugi Kinyungu, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Plainview, NY. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 6 years.Read his story

1181 Old Country Rd Ste 1

Plainview, NY 11803

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 61% of peers
Low Back Pain
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more than 51% of peers
Bone Disorders
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more than 50% of peers

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Dr. Kinyungu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kinyungu "My passion is the patient and relieving a patient's pain. This major task can only be achieved my listening to the patient. Everything else comes second, a far second. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kinyungu "My passion is to teach and make healthcare simple for everyone. I  believe that only when  people understand their situation can they help themselves and those around them in turn. And that is ever so the case with pain patients. Listening to a patient and trying to understand the source of a patient's pain and teaching them how to cope with and manage it is winning half the battle against chronic pain.

 

I  believe that often times patients are misinformed as to how exactly their pain can be managed and what their exact role is in the process, and so through empathy, guidance, knowledge and a proper plan,  a defined road to less pain is in sight.

 

It was while at the University of Chicago that I  discovered my passion for pain management and he ended up volunteering for the pain rotation so often that he tripled his required quota. I decided to pursue a fellowship and get properly certified in Pain Management so as to provide my patients with experienced and qualified care with cutting edge technology. 

 

Pain Management is a team effort and I compare pain management to trying to roll over a massive rock by yourself- the task is impossible until you get ten of your friends who then work together to roll over the massive rock- that massive rock is pain and the ten people are the various modalities such as injections, medications, therapy and the various health personnel but most important is the patient. It Takes A Village"

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.

Education

  • University Of Nebraska
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Washington Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kinyungu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kinyungu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kinyungu to family and friends
3.7
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Kinyungu's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Kinyungu Says:

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. I take feedback very seriously in my endeavor to provide nothing but the best healthcare to my patients.


Patient Comments (2)

in West Babylon, NY |
Dr. Ngugi Kinyungu, was a pleasure to deal with. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He explained evrything in depth and detail.I would recommend him to all I know.
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Thank you so much for your kind words and I am glad that the discussions and explanations we had were good. It was a pleasure getting to meet you, thanks so much for allowing me to participate in the...more
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in Syosset, NY |
Dr. Kinyungu provides a great service. This was a very smooth experience, and I will return for future examinations. Would recommend to anyone suffering with pain. 5 Stars **** Excellent.
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Thanks so much for those humbling words. I am glad that your visit with me was smooth and look forward to working with you to reduce pain and reduce bad days, increasing good days.
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