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Dr. George Forrest, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Forrest

Dr. George Forrest, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine.


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(518) 262-5633

Dr. Forrest accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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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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Dr. Forrest's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrest treats Gait Abnormality more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Forrest treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Ataxia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrest treats Ataxia more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Forrest treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ataxia With Fasciculations
  • Ataxia With Vitamin E Deficiency
  • Ataxia, Hereditary, Autosomal Dominant
  • Ataxia, Spastic, 3, Autosomal Recessive
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Episodic Ataxia
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Gluten Ataxia
  • Optic Ataxia
  • Sensory Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
Cerebral Palsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrest treats Cerebral Palsy more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Forrest treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Forrest's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. George Forrest, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine.

Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Injury Medicine

Education

1985
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1981
State University Of New York At Buffalo
Residency Hospital
1979
Brookdale Hospital Med Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
1981
1979
1978

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Dr. Forrest's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Forrest

1.8

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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The worst.. disrespectful, negligent, incompetent! Do not risk putting your life in his hands!
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Dr. Forrest has been treating my back for 6 years and in that time he has repeatedly messed up my prescriptions, forgotten to write them or wrote the wrong prescription. His bedside manor is nonexistent and he is more interested in putting his notes in the computer than interacting with me. I am...Read More
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Dr Forrest has gone above and beyond for my brother,who spent 3+ months inpatient under his care. My brother was told he would never walk again, due to multiple areas of permanent spinal cord damage. With Dr Forrest's care & continued supervision, my brother has not only been able to walk short...Read More
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