Dr. Katherine Yao, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Female • Age 34

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Katherine Yao, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yao to book an appointment.


Locations

Weill Cornell Rehabilitation Medicine

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(212) 235-1519
Lower Manhattan156 William St Fl 12 New York, NY 10038
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Rehabilitation Medicine525 E 68th St Fl 16 New York, NY 10065
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Dr was very helpful and explained as she carried out her examinations
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Jun 28, 2020
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Excellent Dr. attention to symptoms and treatment. Very thorough.
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Steve – Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Yao was thorough and caring and made use of the video visit to give me a virtual examination of the places where I was feeling pain. So impressive!
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Ann D Gross – Jun 12, 2020
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My virtual visit with Dr. Yao was very pleasant.
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Kissa – Jun 01, 2020
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My first visit to Dr Katherine Yao, excellent. She take her time and she listens to all my concern. Very caring and very compassionate. I highly recommend Dr Yao!
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Gemmarie Revilla – May 31, 2020
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This is the second time I've seen Dr. Yao and she was great. She took time to listen and examine me. She was very conscientious when giving me a cortisone injection for my frozen shoulder.
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Cathy – May 26, 2020
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None better. Bright, thoughtful, great bedside manner, will work hard to diagnose you
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May 25, 2020
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Professional, experienced, and thoughtful.
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May 09, 2020
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Was the first physician, after trying a number of them, to successfully diagnose my son's foot problems. Dr Yao is very patient and knowledgeable, and very good at making us feel like collaborators in learning about and keeping our health.
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A Cantor – May 06, 2020
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Dr. Yao, and her resident were great, but i think having a virtual Orthopedic visit is difficult, as you can’t manipulate any part of the body to see what is really going in.
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elaine goldman – Apr 20, 2020
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Very thorough at looking at c-rays and explaining what's going on, unlike prior dr I saw who seemed to miss or dismiss some obvious issues. Very personable.
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Apr 09, 2020
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Dr. Yao was knowledgable and caring. She was thorough both in her exam and in addressing my concerns. I'd strongly recommend her to any patient.
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Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Yao was great in all respects (and I’m tough to please). She was very personable, listened to me and really knew what she was doing. Highly recommended.
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Mar 12, 2020
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She is an excellent doctor with very current knowledge about the latest ways to manage things.
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Mar 06, 2020
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Very to the point and good manner.
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Phyllis stoller – Feb 27, 2020
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Very welcoming and informative and personable. She asked a lot of questions and made me feel like she was very interested in helping me to find a solution.
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Feb 10, 2020
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Excellent, comprehensive exam to determine cause of hamstring problem and treatment. Started on time and was very through
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Feb 06, 2020
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It was fast and informative
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Jan 28, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and gentle and friendly
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Dr. Yao was knowledgable and personable. She answered my questions patiently and was efficient and practical.
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Dr. Yao accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Non-HMO
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Amida Care
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Background Check

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. Yao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 76% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 17% of her peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 17% of her peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Yao's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiffness
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

"Every patient is unique in his or her own way and should be treated as a whole. I aim to understand my patients' challenges from their perspective to achieve the best medical outcomes and help them return to doing what they love."

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Children's Hospital Boston-Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia/Cornell
Residency Hospital
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Medical School
Yale University
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital

New York, NY