Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD

Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD

Pain MedicineFemale

Pain Medicine

Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in New York, NY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Johns Hopkins Univ Sch of Med in 2008. She is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

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Center for Comprehensive Spine Care240 East 59th Street 2nd Floor New York, NY 10022
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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. Witkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Witkin

4.7

Based on 122 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
1.639344262295082%
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3 Stars
1.639344262295082%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(8)
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Out of the 13 pains doctors I've seen Dr. Witkin i
Dr. Witkin explains everything so you can understand. Answers all my questions.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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PGY – Sep 24, 2022
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The Best
Dr. Witkin is an excellent doctor on both a technical and a human level. She is an amazing diagnostician, a precise interventionist when your treatment calls for epidurals or other procedure and a doctor who really listens. I am low-key and I like Dr. Witkin’s low key style. She is not going to put on a show of resolving all your issues. She is just the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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 02, 2022
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Definitively professional care
Dr. Witkin inspires confidence. Dr. Witkin cares. She is also completely prepared. She lisstens. She is patient. You'll feel secure. Dr. Witkin is extremely competent.
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 18, 2022
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Exceptional
Years, feeling I was on a painful merry-go-round, with no progress, I found Dr. Witkin. After a thorough interview, she offered information, options and HOPE. She has a straightforward style which I appreciate, along with uncommon sensitivity and patience. I've had two injections so far and my lower back, thigh pain has been eased. From time to time, any communication via the portal has been quickly responded to. I feel blessed to know Dr. Witkin and recommend her 100%.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • 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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Jeanette K. – Aug 08, 2022
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My Review of Dr. Witkin
Dr. Witkin is very experienced, highly professional, and extremely personable. She also uses her own and my time very efficiently. That is, prior to entering the exam room, her Physician's Assistant goes over my file with me and updates it, as necessary. That leaves more time for her to personally engage with and physically examine me. The doctor is both: (a) big picture, and (b) detail oriented. She is a good listener and adds her detailed notes to the record.
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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Ben J. Friedman – Jul 19, 2022
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Very knowledgeable despite practice limits.
Impressed on being allowed a virtual visit as a new patient. Since I was told that no opiates are used , I expected that she would not be able to treat. Despite being external to my medical ctr., she did submit a prescription for a different nsaid to tide me over until my Nyu pain specialist is available.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bqguynb82 – Jul 13, 2022
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Waited an hour plus
Dr. Witkin is clearly knowledgeable. Shows zero empathy with lame bedside manner.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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May 10, 2022
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She was very professional n nice. This was my first time meeting her n felt comfortable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jane McNamara – Apr 30, 2022
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Great visit. Lots of questions about my pain level now. Set up a pain relief procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leona Goldsmith – Apr 20, 2022
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Dr Witkin shows respect and great interest in your medical problem.I believe she try’s very hard to help with pain and will always get back to you for any new problems, Thank you Dr. Witkin
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Louray ONeill – Apr 17, 2022
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Dr. Witkin is caring and thorough. She is pleasure to work with. She is always prepared for my follow up appointments. She asks pertinent questions AND listens to my responses. I highly recommend her and have recommended friends to her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julio Rosario – Apr 03, 2022
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Excellent treatment
Doctor was cooperative and caring, treatment for my knees was not painful, which can it be.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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June – Mar 03, 2022
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Highly professional and caring.
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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Paul Hovitz – Feb 19, 2022
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Even though her office keeps her busy she takes her time with you. I always come in with my questions ready and she answers each one clearly. I never feel rushed.
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
No results
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B. Sharlene Moncada – Jan 27, 2022
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I've been seeing Dr. Witkin for almost a year now and she's been so incredibly helpful. She's been helping me deal with chronic pain and periodic knee issues. I recommend her highly!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Henry Bleattler – Jan 23, 2022
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Dr. Witkin is a first-rate physician. My back is pain-free after many, many years.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret – Dec 06, 2021
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She is so caring and understanding. Each appointment is thorough and comprehensive. Without her I would have still been in terrible pain. She a gem!
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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KS – Nov 27, 2021
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Warm, wise & witty Dr. Witkin. This world-class wizard guides her magic wand of corticosteroids to ameliorate your pain. She narrates the procedure from head to tail. She doesn’t grumble if your car service made you late [& doesn’t send you away]...she’s restless to snuff out your grief, pain & congruous mental health. Does your pain rage and explode in a cascade that feels unendurable? Call Dr. Lisa Witkin. This turbo-charged [& double-boarded] physician is chock-full of calm as she soothes your agony. Poof!~~Your jitters & anxiety also evaporate. She’ll enhance the quality of your life. Woohoo!
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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z.alexi – Nov 12, 2021
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Possibly the best doctor I’ve ever seen and unfortunately I have too many to count. Compassionate. Thorough. Brilliant. Would recommend 10/5 if I could. She’s the best
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Mike M – Nov 09, 2021
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I trust Dr Witkin. Dr Witkin explains and treats with kindness. Top physician . Dr Witkin has helped me tremendously . A+
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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Gale – Nov 07, 2021
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Experience
Background

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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)
high
high

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
normal
normal

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
normal
normal

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 Pain Management
  • 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
  • Pain Management
  • 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:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthFirst
Humana
Locals (any local)
Medicare
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MultiPlan
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Oxford Health Plans
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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 Univ Sch of Med
Medical School
2008
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

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?

Dr. Lisa Witkin, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Witkin's profile to make an appointment.

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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 240 East 59th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

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

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

3 Awards Received