Dr. James Gaffney, MD

Dr. James Gaffney, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(10)
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Dr. James Gaffney, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Ithaca, NY. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

8 Brentwood Dr Ste B

Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact Information

(607) 273-6757

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Gaffney performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Essential Tremor
very high
more than 98% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Trigeminal Neuralgia
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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

  • New York Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Mary's Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gaffney has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaffney's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaffney to family and friends
3.0
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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

Dr. Gaffney's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in South Ogden, UT |
Started seeing Dr. Gaffney in 2000, for Dystonia. He was wonderful! He injected 300mcg BOTOX every three months, in my face, and neck, to help manage the spasms caused by Dystonia. Dr. Gaffney helped me be myself - not Dystonia! Before going to Dr. Gaffney, I felt like Dystonia ruled my life. I...more
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Ithaca, NY |
Dr Gaffney is a knowledgeable doctor. However, the way the practice is run makes contact difficult. Returning calls is hit-or-miss. If you need help between appointments, it's very challenging to get questions answered. Frustration is more common than satisfaction.
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in Upstate, NY |
Dr Gaffney seemed very knowledgeable. He took the time to explain why he was ordering particular tests and how they would help confirm his diagnosis. My only complaint was that it took over two months to get that first appointment with him.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gaffney accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Gaffney has admitting privileges

Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Cortland Regional Medical Center
134 Homer Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
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