Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, MD

Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

130 E 67th St

New York, NY 10065

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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Runner's Knee
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Mizhiritsky's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mizhiritsky "Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, is a board certified Physiatrist and specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is held in the highest regard by his peers, referring physicians, and his patients. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 11. After living in the Bronx, he was accepted to the esteemed Sophie Davis School of BioMedical Education. The school is a combined B.S./M.D. program intended for incomparable young men and women that are dedicated to a career in medicine at a very young age. It is there that Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, met Leon E. Popovitz, MD. Subsequently, a lifelong friendship developed along with a superlative professional bond that evolved into New York Bone & Joint Specialists as well as All Sports Physical Therapy. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, went on to graduate from Stony Brook Medical University. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital at Stony Brook. Afterward, he completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau County Medical Center which provided significant experience in musculoskeletal medicine. Moreover, the exposure to electrodiagnostic testing was pointed and substantial. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, is a fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a member of the Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Moreover, he is Certified in Medical Acupuncture. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, enjoys sports, and has been a member of several teams from high school to college and he continues to participate in many sporting activities competitively such as basketball, lacrosse, and golf. He has been and continues to coach his four (4) children in little leagues for many years. It is this passion of sports that allow him to understand his patients' needs and helps to expedite their functional level for return to their activities. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, specializes in the conservative and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. His particular aptitude is in the treatment of spine, neck and back pains, sciatica, pinched nerves, muscle spasms, and all joint pains. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, holds a proficiency in Electrodiagnostic Testing, which is a useful tool in diagnosing radiculopathies (pinched nerves in the back and neck), peripheral neuropathies,and compression neuropathies (such as carpal tunnel syndrome). Many top orthopedic surgeons have relied on his electrodiagnostic skills to accurately diagnose and indicate potential surgeries. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and has been named a Top Physician by Consumers' Research Council of America for many consecutive years. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, holds an expertise in diagnosis and non-operative management of: Acute & Chronic Neck/ Cervical Pain Acute & Chronic Back Pain Lower Back Pain Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica) Muscle Spasms Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerves) Disc Herniations Joint Pain Sports Injuries Loss of Function Weakness Numbness "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mizhiritsky "We compassionately provide facts and details to our patients, and objectively present all treatment options that range from non-surgical conservative management to surgical intervention. At the patient?s pace we answer all questions, and jointly, with the patient, we determine what the best treatment is for the individual person. The goal of NY Bone & Joint Specialists is to improve our patients? lives utilizing consummate treatment, respect and consideration, and the best service by our staff."

9  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

88  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathic Joints
  • Numbness
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Weakness


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8  Procedures

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Hospital at Stony Brook
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Nassau County Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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Dr. Mizhiritsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mizhiritsky to family and friends
26 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Mizhiritsky's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr Mizhiritsky did a nerve test on my arms, electrically burning me during it leaving 8-10 deeply painful spheres of red dots which turned blue & black and are still highly visible 11 days afterwards. Had same test by different dr 1 yr ago with no pain or burns. ALSO-AGH!!! Mizhiritsky has...more
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Well, I have been going to Dr. Mizhiritsky for 2years now and he is always so concerned and ready to help me solve the back problem I have. I would recommend him to anyone with back pain.
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Dr. Mizhiritsky's non-alarmist approach to was very reassuring. He asked all the right questions to target my problem and was very patient in answering my questions as well.
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I had a reoccurring neck pain from working for a long hours in front of the computer, so I went to see Dr. Mizhiritsky after few recommendations. Dr was very nice and professional. Examination was very through, and I felt very confident that the Dr. can help me. I think Dr. Mizhiritsky is very...more
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Dr Mizhritsky helped me so much. I was nervous because I had the most painful neck pain and numbness down my arm. It felt like electricity. He diagnosed me right away and explained everything. It's been two months and I am pain free. Thanks Dr Miz.
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