Dr. Katherine Yao, MD

Dr. Katherine Yao, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationFemale

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Katherine Yao, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Weill Cornell Medicine At Lower Manhattan

Weill Cornell Medicine At Lower Manhattan156 William Street New York, NY 10038
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(212) 235-1519

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Yao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yao

5.0

Based on 180 ratings

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Short wait, thorough questioning for first visit, clear explanations, gracious; a student intern present taking copious notes throughout, excellent impression throughout
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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Sep 10, 2022
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Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Yao was able to quickly and correctly diagnose my problem. Moreover she prescribed an exact set of at-home exercises that in a short while restored my normal lifestyle.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Tom – Aug 14, 2022
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I have already given out her contact info
Telehealth visit. Dr Yao gave me the time I needed and answered all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Aug 14, 2022
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Great doctor
Dr. Yao is wonderful at explaining a condition and offering options
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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Aug 08, 2022
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Great Dr
Have come to Dr for frozen shoulder and arthritic knee. She is attentive, smart and solves problems and has helped me enormously.
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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Jul 31, 2022
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Great care
Dr. Yao provides really thoughtful care. You can tell she really listens and tries to think of ways to get ahead of future obstacles for you while you recover. She acts fast on your behalf, and even squeezed me in for a follow up appt on a week she was all booked 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
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Jess – Jul 18, 2022
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Completely Satisfied
Dr. Yao diagnosed my problem, treated it on the first visit (pointing everything out as she went along), answered all my questions, and has a lovely demeanor. I could not have been more satisfied.
What went well
  • 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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John Wilson – Jul 08, 2022
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The best
Dr. Yao is friendly, patient and gets to the heart of the problem with confidence and solutions. Can’t ask for a better doctor.
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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L5 issue – Jun 20, 2022
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Excellent!
Extraordinarily knowledgeable, very kind. Explains everything clearly. I’ve seen her several times for running injuries & a couple of other issues & have been impressed every time.
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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MB – Jun 11, 2022
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PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
DR. YAO UNDERSTOOD MY WALKING PROBLEMS AND OFFERED MEDICATION FOR THE PAIN SHE IS KIND AND CARING AND I PLAN TO SEE HER AGAIN IN THE FUTURE
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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FELICIA CASTIGLIA – Jun 09, 2022
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Listening presence
Dr Yao exudes competency. She is open and listened to my concerns well. She did the procedure seamlessly. Also discussed follow-up measures once I was back home.
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Peggy – May 20, 2022
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Great
I have an amazing doctor before, who unfortunately is no longer at Weill Cornell. She had a tough tough act to follow. She's following it well.
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Mary A Michaud – May 07, 2022
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Very prompt and professional… no complaints.
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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May 06, 2022
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Knowledgeable, good listener
I had an injury of the elbow that wasn’t healing. Dr. Yao gave an explicit explanation and recommendations.
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Mar 19, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Great experience as a first timer. Easy to schedule appt and the wait time was less than 10 minutes. I found Dr. Yao to be very knowledgeable, personable and interested in my concerns. She answered all my questions with assurance and optimism. With my history of disc herniation and recent diagnosis of osteoporosis, my thorough consultation with Dr. Yao decreased my concerns and anxiety. With my determination and the PT prescribed for increasing my strength in specific areas, I am confident that my senior years with Dr. Yao will continue to be active and productive.
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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Carol Moya – Mar 13, 2022
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Dr Yao is an amazing doctor. Professional, competent, thorough , attentive , a good listener with outstanding bedside manners and a lot of empathy. And she cured my pain!!
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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Bassam H.L. – Feb 25, 2022
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Covered all bases
What went well
  • 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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Feb 17, 2022
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Dr Yao restored my hamstring and knee back to health. She is a great listener, and gave me excellent care, including shock wave therapy.
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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Begum Taft – Feb 12, 2022
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O my visit was excellent I only had every thing good to say about my visit
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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Feb 12, 2022
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I feel so lucky to have found my way to Dr. Yao. She is an unusually gifted and compassionate doctor. I am deeply grateful for her expertise and kindness.
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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D Kleiman – Feb 03, 2022
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Yao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Chronic Pain more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Low Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Yao's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiffness
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tension Headache
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Yao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Medicare Non-HMO
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Amida Care
Anthem
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
LifeWise
Medicaid
Medicare
ODS Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
Premera Blue Cross
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
VNS Choice Medicare

About Me

Care Philosophy

``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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Katherine Yao is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center where she treats a wide range of sports...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Katherine Yao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yao frequently treats Chronic Pain, Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yao treats.

Where is Dr. Katherine Yao, MD's office located?

Dr. Yao's office is located at 156 William Street, New York, NY 10038. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received