Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD

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Dr. Witkin
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Telehealth services available

Weill Cornell Pain Medicine

156 William St Fl 11 New York, NY 10038

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Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in New York, NY and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine medical school in 2008. She is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Witkin to book an appointment.

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Dr. Witkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Witkin

4.7

Based on 105 ratings

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We discussed my upcoming MRI. We talked about the last medication that did not help. We will talk again after the MRI.
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Oct 10, 2021
After suffering for a long period of time with chronic pain I finally feel I will be helped. Dr. Witkin is very thorough, explains in detail and has world class education and training. I now have hope. Thank you Dr. Witkin and team!!!
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Karen – Oct 03, 2021
Dr. Witkin was great - very thorough, good listener. Her plan for me makes a lot of sense. Glad I saw her.
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Sep 29, 2021
Very informative, solution oriented. Listens well, kind mannered bedside. She is a Dr that cares!
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Karen Risenberg – Sep 25, 2021
Excellent attention and good judgment
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Yoram Cohen – Aug 29, 2021
Dr. L. Witkin is very caring and tries different methods on me to not be in pain. I would recommend her as a very knowledgeable doctor.
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Aug 09, 2021
Highly professional and persistent.
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Paul Hovitz – Aug 06, 2021
Dr. Witkin is knowledgeable, caring and understands my difficulties with pain. She has been my pain management physician for a while now and has always worked to ensure my pain subsids. I strongly recommend her.
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CN – Jul 30, 2021
I have been suffering from chronic rectal pain. Dr. Witkin has been treating me and my pain has gotten better. It’s not perfect but I am confident we will get there.
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Pain In the Butt – Jul 17, 2021
I have been a patient of doctor Witkin's since 2014. She is an excellent Doctor whom I totally trust and rely on. I see her every four to six weeks. I regularly received epidurals from her for pain and trust her implicitly with my care.
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Michael Belli – Jun 24, 2021
My first appointment with Dr. Witkin was professional to the nth degree, thorough, empathetic, and concerned. Time was given to other needed consultations and to a future check-up. Margaret P.
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Margaret P. – Jun 09, 2021
THE VISIT IS COMPREHENSIVE AND CARING. i HAVE NOT THOUGHT TO SUGGEST HER SERVICES, BUT I WOULD IF I WERE ASKED FOR AN EXCELLENT REFERRAL.
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CARL EDEN – May 26, 2021
She cares about our needs and finds the best solutions to our pain. I have been to her for many years and highly recommend her.
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Herminia C. – Apr 26, 2021
Dr. Wikin was very nice, helpful, caring and professional to me. She is helping me with my back pain and with other medical problems related to my spinal problems.
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Edwin – Apr 11, 2021
I brought Dr. Witkin up-to-date on the difficulties I have been having with the medication in use for a couple of months; she listened thoughtfully and had a useful suggestion. She also has a frame of reference for making changes. I appreciate being taken seriously by a doctor when I try to evaluae my own experience.
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Apr 07, 2021
Most recently i saw her for an injection and she is very caring. During the procedure she explains each step and makes sure i am comfortable. She has been managing my pain for over a year and listen to what i say and provides feedback/insight as to what is occurring with the symptoms and how to manage.
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Robin Campbell – Mar 21, 2021
I really feel like she's the leader of my "team" when it comes to pain management. At her suggestion, I'm doing meditation and acupuncture under the auspices of the Integrative Medicine Center at Weill Cornell. I'm feeling a lot better since I've been seeing Dr. Witkin as well as the the processes she has suggested.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Roni Benscher – Mar 16, 2021
My visits with Dr. Witkin always are outstanding. In fact, even when I'm starting out on my way to see Dr. her, I begin to feel better immediately! Dr. Witkin always is: (1) prompt, (2) well-trained, (3) well-practiced, (4) up-to date on the latest professional findings, (5) thorough on her documentation of my specific and overall health conditions, (6) has a broad range of approaches and skills and does not limit herself to a few narrow choices. Dr. Witkin also is an excellent observer and listener, personally engages her patient as an active participant in any recommendation, and in the rare instance when she is not completely certain, she will have a more recent MRI or x-ray taken just to be sure for an up-to-date diagnosis. When necessary, she also will consult with a departmental surgeon and/or other colleagues. No matter who you ask, whether other patients, colleagues or staff, you will get the same five stars. Yes Dr. Witkin really is that good -- and modest!!!
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Ben Friedman – Mar 06, 2021
Dr. Witkin is very knowledgeable. Her treatment for my pain was excellent. She is also very understanding.
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Feb 25, 2021
My visit was a televisit they were prompt and on time dr is very helpful and listens to your needs I highly recommend dr witkin she makes you feel very comfortable and is easy to talk to been a patient for 2 years
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a pain management physician, I utilize a multi-modal approach which is customized to each patient. This approach alleviates a patient's pain and suffering...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
2008
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Witkin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Witkin frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Witkin treats.

Where is Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD's office located?

Dr. Witkin's office is located at 156 William St Fl 11, New York, NY 10038. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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. Witkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Witkin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Witkin treats this condition more than 92% 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
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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Witkin treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Witkin treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Fibromyalgia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Witkin treats Fibromyalgia more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Witkin treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Witkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Witkin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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HealthFirst
Humana
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Medicare
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MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
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Locations

Weill Cornell Pain Medicine

Neurology- Lower Manhattan Hospital156 William St Fl 11 New York, NY 10038
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Weill Cornell Pain Medicine156 William St Fl 11 New York, NY 10038
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Weill Cornell Pain Medicine240 E 59th St Fl 2 New York, NY 10022
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