Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD is a Neurology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College Penn medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pourfar to book an appointment.

Dr. Pourfar

Nyu Langone Hospitals

550 1st Ave New York, NY 10016
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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    My friend (I'm his POA) saw Dr. Pourfar and we were very impressed and thankful for how much time Dr. Pourfar spent with us, assessing my friend and taking time to answer all of our questions. He described his medication changes in great detail and made sure we understood the next steps. And I have to also thank Maria Banvard in his office for being so communicative and diligent after the appointment. She made appointments the same day for certain tests (because back-and-forth travel is difficult, to say the least) and followed up with his primary doc and assisted living facility where my friend lives, to make sure they sent Dr. Pourfar the results of those tests.
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    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
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    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD is a Neurology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical...Read more

    Specialties

    • Neurology

    Board Certifications

    Education

    2005
    Columbia Presbyn
    Fellowship Hospital
    2003
    Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1999
    Medical College Penn
    Medical School

    Languages

    • English
    • French

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD offer telehealth services?

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

    Is Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD accepting new patients?

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

    Does Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD accept my insurance?

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

    Dr. Pourfar frequently treats Parkinson's Disease, Tremor, and Essential Tremor. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pourfar treats.

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

    Dr. Pourfar's office is located at 550 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD speak?

    Dr. Pourfar speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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    Experience and Background Checks

    Experience
    Background

    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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    Dr. Pourfar's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Parkinson's Disease
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    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Pourfar treats Parkinson's Disease more than 93% of his peers

    Dr. Pourfar treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
    • Juvenile Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinson Disease 10 (Park10)
    • Parkinson Disease 11 (Park11)
    • Parkinson Disease 12 (Park12)
    • Parkinson Disease 13 (Park13)
    • Parkinson Disease 2, Autosomal Recessive Juvenile (Park2)
    • Parkinson Disease 3, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park3)
    • Parkinson Disease 4, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park4)
    • Parkinson Disease 5 (Park5)
    • Parkinson Disease 6 (Park6)
    • Parkinson Disease 7 (Park7)
    • Parkinson Disease 8 (Park8)
    • Parkinson Disease 9 (Park9)
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    Tremor
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Pourfar treats Tremor more than 85% of his peers

    Dr. Pourfar treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
    • Benign Essential Tremor
    • Essential Tremor
    • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
    • Orthostatic Tremor
    • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
    • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
    • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
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    Essential Tremor
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Pourfar treats Essential Tremor more than 74% of his peers

    Dr. Pourfar treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Benign Essential Tremor

    Dr. Pourfar's conditions and procedures:

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Ataxia
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
    • Chronic Pain
    • Cognitive Function Testing
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Corticobasal Degeneration
    • Dementia
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dystonia
    • Essential Tremor
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Low Back Pain
    • Myoclonus
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Tic Disorders
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Tremor
    • Vertigo

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    Dr. Pourfar accepts

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    (212) 263-2607

    Dr. Pourfar accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    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
    EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
    Humana
    Choice Care PPO

    Locations

    Practice

    Nyu Langone Hospitals550 1st Ave New York, NY 10016
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    Center for Neuromodulation530 1st Ave Ste 8s New York, NY 10016
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