Dr. Jonathan Finkelstein, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 48

Dr. Finkelstein
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New York Spine & Pain Physicians

500 W Main St Ste 116 Babylon, NY 11702

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Dr. Jonathan Finkelstein, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Babylon, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities Good Samaritan Hospital and South Shore University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Finkelstein to book an appointment.

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Based on 45 ratings

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So far so good. He listened and understood my pain. Recommended injection and then reevaluate. Came in to see me before his Medial Assistant so I did not have to wait. He had reviewed my MRI beforehand so he was prepared . Staff was polite too.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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LZ – May 05, 2021
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Terrible staff never return calls and when you finally reach them they say it’s not important and refer you to another number which they never answer
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jan 23, 2020
he was Charming and I left pain free and stress relieved!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kyle – Jun 21, 2019
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This Person was so unprofessional , God like complex , would rather fix laptops than people. He didnt look up out of his laptop except for the last 5 minutes of a 15 minute appointment that I was there on time for but waited 2 hours to get in to be seen. He belittled , and said I was lying about my pain. I hope he gets a job hes good at . Medical field might have been to keep his parents happy. In worse pain then when i started. Got spinal epidural in which he injected right into the nerves. ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Mr. C in PATCHOGUE, NY – Feb 21, 2019
Came there in pain, left smiling. He is kind and gentle. Explained everything. I highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 21, 2018
Came there in pain, left smiling. He is strong and willing to help. Explained everything. I highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna in Massapequa, NY – Dec 21, 2018
Dr. is a great guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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mark in NY – Oct 24, 2018
So compassionate
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DIANE in W BABYLON, NY – Oct 21, 2018
Excellent and caring and wants to help instead of pushing narcotics. One injection and my pain went away.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Richard S in Islip, NY – Jan 19, 2018
Acts like he works off commission. If he can't do an injection into your spine he doesn't want to know you. Doesn't have a clue how to handle patients with multiple issues. Also the man doesn't look you in the eyes when talking to you he has his face glued to his computer screen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Bayshore, N.Y. – Nov 22, 2017
Have recommended Dr Finkelstein to several friends and family
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M Esposito in W.Babylon, NY – Sep 30, 2016
Love him a lot very careing and professional I don't think I could give him up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Lynda Payne in Bay Shore, NY – Sep 30, 2016
Everything he does for me helps my pain. It gives me the relief I need. Love him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Arna M. in HOlbrook, NY – Sep 30, 2016
He's very nice and helpful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ralph 123 in Lindenhurst ny – Sep 30, 2016
Dr Finkelstein is a great doctor and excellent with patients
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mike Medina in Bay shore NY – Sep 30, 2016
He puts you at ease even when it is a difficult procedure
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ed hanna in Bay shore – Sep 30, 2016
Dr. Finkelstein and the entire office were very accommodating from getting me in for my first appointment, expiditing necessary insurance approvals to pre & post procedure steps/follow-up. He spent ample time explaining the cause of my pain and the steps that would be taken towards resolution, all while making me feel extremely at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deana A. in Massapequa, NY – Sep 30, 2016
Very friendly and straightforward. Accurately and genuinely gives his medical opinion. Determined to help his paitents.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dan K in W Babylon, NY – Sep 30, 2016
Dr Finkelstein takes the time to get to the source of the pain. After my first injection I was able to resume walking every day and enjoying my days instead of working around my pain all the time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Liz L in Oakdale, NY – Sep 30, 2016
I have lumbar stenosis. Dr Finklestein offered SNRI injections and told me I would be back to normal afterwards. He told me I would not experience any pain during the procedure. During the procedure he reassured me again that I would only feel slight pressure. The injection was excruciating and all of my symptoms have been worse since I've received them. During my follow up visit, the only thing he did was offer more injections, which I declined..for obvious reasons. I do not trust his decisions
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Ronkonkoma, NY – Jun 12, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My primary goal is to get your pain under control so that you can achieve your goals.

Biography

Jonathan Finkelstein, M.D. is practicing out of New York Spine & Pain Physicians', an affiliate of National Spine & Pain Centers, Babylon and Bay...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Education

1995
State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Jonathan Finkelstein, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Finkelstein has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Jonathan Finkelstein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Finkelstein frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Finkelstein treats.

Where is Dr. Jonathan Finkelstein, MD's office located?

Dr. Finkelstein's office is located at 500 W Main St Ste 116, Babylon, NY 11702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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. Finkelstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Finkelstein treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Finkelstein treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Finkelstein treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Finkelstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injection
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Finkelstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

New York Spine & Pain Physicians

New York Spine & Pain Physicians500 W Main St Ste 116 Babylon, NY 11702
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Finkelstein is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Good Samaritan Hospital

Suffern, NY

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

South Shore University Hospital

Bay Shore, NY

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received