Dr. Michael Silverstein, MD

Dr. Michael Silverstein, MD

Neurology  |  

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Dr. Michael Silverstein, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Silverstein is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

Hackensack Neurology Group

211 Essex St Ste 202

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Silverstein performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Neurological Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Brandeis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Rush Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Silverstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hackensack University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Neurosciences Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Silverstein is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Silverstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silverstein to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Silverstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in North Arlington, NJ |
Dr. Silverstein is amazing - he spends time with his patients and takes the necessary time to go over all issues without rushing. The staff is just about the worst I've ever experienced but if you can get past that, you will have the best possible care with Dr. Silverstein. No one better out there - he genuinely cares.
Whitte plains |
Great doctor. But office staff are so unbelievably rude. This includes the office manager and whomever she leaves in charge after she leaves the office. The lack of professionalism and training is stunning. Never expect a follow-up from them -- even when they are supposed to. Do expect rudeness any time you call.
I had my first appointment with Dr. Silverstein months back and am extremely happy with the care he gives me. After trying the conventional methods I have been referred to a Neurosurgeon at this time.. His bedside manners, listening skills and compassion are evident upon your first appointment. I will always refer Dr. .Silverstein to anyone who wants the BEST Neurologist in theTri- State area. His nurse Jamie and staff go above and beyond to help you as well. Thank you Hackensack Neurology!
NJ |
Dr Silverstein is a wonderful doctor... The office staff on the other hand needs help...
in New York, NY |
Dr. Silverstein is excellent--knowledgeable, detailed, and a great sense of humor!
in Bergenfield, NJ |
He is awesome! Fabulous Dr. He has this sense of humor and bedside manner that puts you at ease. I believe that's why I took my diagnosing of MS extremely well because of his personality and positivity. I have and will always put my trust and health in his hands. He takes his time and answers any and all questions. He is detailed. I would refer anyone to him :) it's been a blessing. The staff is just as wonderful! Patient and always cheerful. They make you feel at home :)
in Matawan, NJ |
I visited Dr. Silverstein with my mother in law who was frustrated after a number of recent hospital stays and no answers. Dr. SIlverstein was very patient in explaining what had taken place up to that point based on her records, and the course of action he was putting in place to proceed. He made us feel like we were the only people on his schedule. He was prompt (a rarity), informative, and seemed genuinely interested in helping. He is also a NY Mets fan but I won't hold that against him!
New Milford, NJ |
I would not recommend this practice to anyone. I called to change an appointment, was put on hold and after 5 minutes, disconnected. This happened three times. When I called back and choose another option, the phone rang and rang and rang and no one picked up. The person who recommended this practice and Dr. Silverstein in particular said it was really hard to reach the office and get to talk to someone. To me, this is unacceptable and I'd not use such a physician who cannot operate efficiently
in Elmwood Park,NJ |
We would highly recommend Dr. Silverstein. Our visit with him was incredibly thorough and informative! He has a great bedside manner and is extremely funny. He puts you at ease and lets you have confidence that your medical problems have solutions. We left knowing that help is on the way. The staff can at times be a little off putting but that is probably because of their heavy workload. Put your trust in Dr. Silverstein you will not be sorry!
in Morris County |
Excellence is what I expect and with Dr Silverstein, that is what I received !
in Ridgewood, NJ |
He was super knowledgeable, kind, really put me at ease. Great bedside manner for a doctor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Silverstein accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth HMO
    Amerihealth PPO
    Direct POS
    Direct Value Network POS
    Value Network HMO
    Value Network PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Silverstein has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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