Dr. Michael Guo, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Guo
Telehealth services available

Neurology Clinic (Comprehensive Neurology of LI)

2500 Nesconset Hwy Stony Brook, NY 11790

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Dr. Michael Guo, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Stony Brook, NY and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Neuromuscular Fellowship at Columbia University, School of Medicine medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mather Hospital - Main and Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Guo to book an appointment.

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great doctor, only down fall is he is hard to under stand due to the language barrier.
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Feb 23, 2021
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I came to Dr. Guo with so much pain in my arms, neck and ankles. Dr. Guo and assistants have been very helpful and caring toward me. Dr. Guo takes the time to go over my symptoms. I feel so much better since my last visit. I am glad he is treating and offering me the chance of a better quality of life.
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  • Staff friendliness
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Lidia Cabrera – Aug 15, 2020
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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.
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
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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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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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
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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.
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
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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
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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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.
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
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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
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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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...!!!
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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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.
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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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,...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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Does Dr. Michael Guo, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. Michael Guo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Guo frequently treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Chronic Neck Pain, and Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Guo treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Guo, MD's office located?

Dr. Guo's office is located at 2500 Nesconset Hwy, Stony Brook, NY 11790. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Michael Guo, MD speak?

Dr. Guo speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.

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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. Guo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Guo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guo treats Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • 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
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Dr. Guo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Stroke
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Foot Pain
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Elbow Pain
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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 Hip
  • Pain Disorder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • 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)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wrist Pain

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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
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Locations

Neurology Clinic (Comprehensive Neurology of LI)

Acupuncture Clinic2500 Nesconset Hwy Stony Brook, NY 11790
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Guo is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mather Hospital - Main

Port Jefferson, NY

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Smithtown, NY

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received