Dr. Lawrence Samkoff, MD

Dr. Lawrence Samkoff, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(7)
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Dr. Lawrence Samkoff, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Samkoff is affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital.

601 ELMWOOD AVE

Rochester, NY 14642

Contact Information

(585) 275-7854

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
82

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • 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 Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Miriam Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Nyu School Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Samkoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Samkoff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Samkoff to family and friends
4.9
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Samkoff's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Rochester, NY |
Dr. Samkoff is kind, caring and takes time to listen carefully. After visiting him to be treated for chronic migraine, I left feeling well cared for and prepared to face the next few months with treatments no one else had thought to offer. Can't help but wonder about his personal story. He is not what you'd expect. You'd have to meet him to see what I mean!! If you are a patient, you will quickly see that Neurology and caring for people is his true calling. Thank you Dr. Samkoff.
in Canisteo, MY |
He is an excellent doctor and fully committed to the patients who he sees.
Webster, NY |
Dr. Samkoff is very thorough, considerate, and professional. I am pleased with the care I have received and confident that my therapy is the right course for my condition. My health is at it's best state right now thanks to Dr. Samkoff and the rest of the team. Urgent concerns are addressed appropriately.
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Dr. Samkoff accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Samkoff has admitting privileges

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
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