Dr. Katherine Yao, MD

Dr. Katherine Yao, MD

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
33 y/o
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Dr. Katherine Yao, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in New York, NY. She specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pediatric sports medicine.Read her story

Weill Cornell Rehabilitation Medicine

525 E 68th St Fl 16

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • ODS Health Plan

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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. 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

Awards

Dr. Yao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yao

4.9

Based on 38 reviews

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Dr. Yao is the finest doctor we have seen. Both of my children are competitive figure skaters and we have struggled to find physicians who can protect their growing bodies and help them develop as athletes. Dr. Yao was an elite athlete and she is uniquely able to treat athletes. She is kind and professional. I recommend her without hesitation.
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Dr. Yao was very professional while showing clear care and respect for her patient. Her effective use of state-of-the-art technology and sharing what she found were top notch. I highly recommend her for rehabilitation medicine.
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Dr. Yao was very detailed, went over everything with me. Showed the MRI and explained what we were looking at. She also did a thorough evaluation of my knee. Great experience and very professional.
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Cool. Efficient. Responsive. Good visit
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Dr Yao was excellent easy to discuss my problem with. Will absolutely continue to follow up with her. She was very attentive and listened to every detail. Her recommendations to me are working well. I’m happy with my treatment and hope it continues
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A caring, thorough professional who makes you feel at ease from the moment you meet.
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Truly excellent!
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Dr Yao was very attentive to my injury. My injury explain arrangements was made for test along with f/u visit promptly. Very satisfied with care will recommend.
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Dr Yao was very attentive to my injury, and prescribed a course of action. As my healing proceeded quicker than expected, she agreed that the more aggressive treatments could be canceled. I appreciate her knowledge, easy manner and high level of care.
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Dr. Yao was attentive to my queries & concerns. Her thoughts were tailored around personalized treatment. She offered several longer term non-surgical suggestions I was not familiar with, in order to mitigate chronic symptoms re a longstanding wrist injury. She was a good listener, and practitioner who demonstrated uncommon preparedness and a professional curiosity. Moreover, I felt empowered and newly equipped in the short term to treat the issue, after leaving the office.
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I have already recommended Dr Yao to a handful of family and friends.
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Very careful and precise
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Knowledgeable, caring and clear.
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Not only is she lovely and smart, but she’s also been spot-on diagnosing an treating all my sports ailments.
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I was in a very desperate state and I feel I finally have a path and clarity-She is very direct informed and honest-Dr Yao spent a lot of time with me and really listened Excellent doctor ??
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Dr Yao is wonderful!! She is so Kind, caring, compassionate and knowledgeable! After visiting two other physicians for my shoulder problem with no relief from the chronic pain she was able to pin point the exact problem and offer instant relief with a cortisone shot in the exact location and put together a perfect physical therapy program for me to expodite my recovery. Thank you Dr Yao, I am forever grateful to you.
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Staff are friendly and courteous. The dictor, above all, is knowledgeable, patient, and helpful with tracking my injury status and prescribing medication and therapy.
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She was thorough, attentive, professional and accommodating to me as a new patient.
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On time. Diagnosed problem efficiently. We'll spoken, described condition and such in understandable words. Personable!
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Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Anthem
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
LifeWise
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ODS Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
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