Dr. Michael Guo, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Guo
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Neurology Clinic (Comprehensive Neurology of LI)

2500 Nesconset Hwy Bldg 5b Stony Brook, NY 11790

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Dr. Michael Guo, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Stony Brook, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Hunan Med University Changsha Hunan China in 1982 and specializes in pain medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and more.


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Dr. Guo provided me with excellent care. He was very thorough in his assessment of my chronic back pain that I have been suffering with for many years. He is the first doctor to provide me with relief and this has given me the ability to move pain free. Thank you Dr. Guo.
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Sheryl Fuller in Brentwood, NY – Jan 19, 2020
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Dr Guo was great for headache and back pain !
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Nov 09, 2019
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I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in September, 2018 and was treated with radiation and chemotherapy. I developed severe neuropathy in my legs and feet and in addition, drop foot in my right leg. I went to 3 different neurologists before seeing Dr. Gau in March, 2019. After comprehensive blood work and additional EMG testing I was administered steroids to treat the inflammation and pain. My pain has been reduced at least 90% and I can function normally. I still have drop foot but we can see improvement in the motion and muscle function. I was so fortunate to meet Dr. Gau and his understanding and treatments has greatly made me feel like a normal person. My drop foot recovery is a slow process but I feel hopeful with Dr. Gau's understanding and treatment that its function will come back.
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Fred Cardi – Aug 21, 2019
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I came to Dr Guo feeling so much pain and imbalance, Dr Guo has taken the time to find out whats wrong before treating me, and now I am getting the relief I so needed in my Neck and Shoulder, First He ruled out what I don't have.. and now we are working on getting me better! I recommend the Dr. highly , and say Thank You for your help ... Robert
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Apr 24, 2019
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I agree with the other negative reviews. Lots of expensive tests ordered without telling you which ones are and aren't covered by insurance. I was told everybody has chronic pain, and felt worse after 2 acupuncture treatments when I walked out. Not because of the acupuncture but because of the uncomfortable position I had to lie in for 45 minutes. Before and After pictures of cosmetic botox in every exam room should have warned me about what this doctor seems to care about: money.
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Nov 30, 2018
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I had bad headache until I saw Dr Guo. He treated me with acupuncture and it works like a miracle.
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Oct 04, 2018
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Dr Guo has been treating me for over a year for a familial tremor and chronicle cneck pain. He has helped me so much and his staff has been professional and efficient. I would easily recommend Dr Guo to treat your chronic pain.
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Caroline – Aug 21, 2018
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I have been a Patient of Dr. Guo for 3 years now. I truly feel Dr. Guo is a Knowledgeable Doctor who cares about his patients and provides honest and professional care. He has helped me through some pretty rough times with migraines. Acupuncture has helped tremendously. I find Dr. Guo to be a Good Brother to me. The staff is Always Friendly, Courteous, and Accommodating. Thank you to All for being there for me. God Bless You All.....Patrick
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Patrick – Aug 01, 2018
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Doctor and staff are excellent. They are conscientious, caring and nurturing. Dr. Guo is up to date in his field and very knowledgeable. His s staff is helpful and supportive.
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Pola Griego in Middle Island, New York – Apr 25, 2018
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I came to Dr. Guo with trigemenal neuralgia. I tried everything for the pain. He helped me manage it. When all I was ever given was drugs. He is patient and listens to you. Which is very rare!! Thanks Gloria Greenwood
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Gloria Greenwood in Smithtown NY – Apr 10, 2018
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I’m so satisfied with my experience with Dr. Guo and his staff I’ve had a wonderful experience with both his recommendations and his diagnosis as well as his pain management treatment...!!!
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Christine Carignan in Long Island NY – Mar 31, 2018
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After waiting close to 90 minutes, Dr. Guo does not even perform a physical exam, reviews the MRI results and recommends his place for accupuncture. Place is a mill, not interested in medicine, only billing.
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OAKDALE – Mar 30, 2018
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He just wants to milk your insurance and order a lot of unnecessary test! Do not go there
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Mar 29, 2018
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He is the most st unprofessional doctor I have ever gone to. Don’t go . Dangerous with medications and recommendations and no bedside manner.
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Mar 03, 2018
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When I first starting seeing Dr. Guo for my pain I could barely walk.. I had a pretty bad motorcycle accident but thanks to him I feel brand new. I highly recommend his services.
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Crystal in Centereach ny – Feb 17, 2018
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worse dr ever!!! He doesn't listen to you repeated all tests I already had to tell me what I already knew. Wouldnt look at xrays I brought in and his course of treatment wasn't covered by insurance nasty and a TERRIBLE dr
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carolmislin in Ronkonkoma ny – Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Guo is an great doctor. He is an expert in neurology, and utilizes several different modalities of pain management, including acupuncture. In my case, he patiently worked to treat my lower back and hip pain. He utilizes a “hands on” approach rather than using assistants to perform tests. Over the years I have found Dr Guo to be patient and caring, and he spends an adequate amount of time with me, answering questions and explaining his treatment plan. The office staff is always pleasant an
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John D in Smithtown, NY – Dec 06, 2017
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Dr Guo has helped with my nerve pain and is currently helping with my tr eat meant. He is a wonderful and caring Dr. who wants to treat the cause, not just alleviate the pain. A big help to me.
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Angelo trombetta in Setauket, NY – Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. Gou is an amazing doctor of neurology. I came to him with Bells Palsy and I looked horrible. My entire right side of my face was drooping and my eye teared. Additionally, I could not talk well as I had no use of mouth. He was encouraging and friendly, always making me feel comfortable and full of hope. Presently I have about 85 percent of my face functioning and a full recovery is impending. He used acupuncture as a therapy for a cure. I am thankful that my internist recommended him.
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Diane Angotta in Coram New York – Sep 09, 2017
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I was in severe pain for over 6 months when I met Dr. Guo, caused by a 3 car motor vehicle accident which occurred in Late 2015. I could not heal. I did months of physical therapy and doctor visits but nothing helped me until I met Dr. Guo. I had neurological testing with him, pain management, Acupuncture, prolo therapy injections for my neck, shoulder and back pain which continue to date. He has been a life saver for me. I was unable to functure due to severe pain. I highly recommend him
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Stony Brook, NY – Aug 23, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Guo will provide excellent care for his Pain Management and Neurology patients. After extensive fellowship training from Columbia University in NYC, Dr Guo has been practicing Neurology and Pain Management in Long Island for over a decade. Dr Guo...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Education

2003
Columbia University-Presby Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Neuromuscular Fellowship at Columbia University, School of Medicine
Medical School
2001
Tufts New England
Residency Hospital
1998
St Elizabeth Medical Center St Elizabeth Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Hunan Med University Changsha Hunan China
Medical School
1982
Hunan Med University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Guo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
Humana
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Planned Administration Inc
POMCO Group
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

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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Practice Areas

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.

Typically treats 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Seizure Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Seizure Disorders more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Guo performs this procedure more than 53% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Alzheimer's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Alzheimer's Disease more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 51% of their peers

Parkinson's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Parkinson's Disease more than 4% of their peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 4% of their peers

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Dr. Guo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Guo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Stroke
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Foot Pain
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Elbow Pain
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Wrist Pain

Locations

Neurology Clinic (Comprehensive Neurology of LI)

Acupuncture Clinic2500 Nesconset Hwy Bldg 5b Stony Brook, NY 11790
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John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Smithtown, NY

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average