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Dr. Lawrence Samkoff, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Samkoff

Dr. Lawrence Samkoff, MD is a neurology specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1984 and specializes in neurology.


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(585) 275-7854

Dr. Samkoff accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
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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. Samkoff's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samkoff treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Samkoff treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samkoff treats Brain Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Samkoff treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samkoff treats Migraine more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Samkoff treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Samkoff's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • 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
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Samkoff, MD is a neurology specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1984 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Albert Einstein College Med
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Nyu School Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Miriam Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
New York Medical College
Medical School
1991
1988
1985
1984

Awards

Dr. Samkoff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Samkoff

4.4

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(6)
4 Stars
12.5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
12.5%
(1)

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I have no trust in this doctor. He continued to blame my wife's condition on MS, when it was a spinal stroke. Now he is pointing his finger at another doctor, because he will not take responsibility for his own actions.
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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.
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He is an excellent doctor and fully committed to the patients who he sees.
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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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