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Dr. Michael Silverstein, MD

Neurology ·  Male

Dr. Silverstein

Hackensack Neurology Group

211 Essex St Ste 202 Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Dr. Michael Silverstein, MD is a neurology specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College in 2004 and specializes in neurology.


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(201) 488-1515

Dr. Silverstein accepts the following insurance:

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
GHI PPO
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Silverstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silverstein treats Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
Stroke
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silverstein treats Stroke more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Silverstein treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Stroke
  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
  • Bilateral Stroke
  • Brainstem Strokes
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silverstein treats Cerebral Artery Thrombosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Silverstein treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Silverstein's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • 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
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Silverstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Silverstein

4.7

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
90%
(36)
4 Stars
2.5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
7.5%
(3)

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Dr. Silverstein made me feel very comfortable discussing my health concerns and the options I had moving forward with treatment. If I was able to give a 10 star recommendation for him I certainly would!
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Dr. Silverstein has been my doctor for many years. I have not had a seizure since 2014 thanks to his expertise! I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Silverstein has been treating my daughter. He has brought my daughter's seizure condition under control. I would highly recommend him
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Dr. Silverstein is an extremely intelligent and compassionate physician. After having a stroke at a fairly young age, I was devestated and had debilitating headaches. Not only did he sit with me and explain each scan patiently with me, but also, he was able to provide me with the right combo of medications that made me headache-free. After 5 weeks in the hospital, he was a refreshing change; he is a genuine physician who cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!
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Excellent doctor. Now let me tell you about his incompetent staff. I ask a staff individual while checking in that I would need all my mother’s doctor notes to be sent down to my mother’s heart doctor in Florida. I was told to get the notes from the doctor. I ask the doctor for the notes, he told me the girls in the front office will help me. I told him they told me that the doctor will help me. He was not happy. I filled out paperwork to transfer notes. Went to Florida, two weeks Still no notes
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Solid experience from A to Z. Dr. Silversein is a breath of fresh air. He is a warm, genuinely concerned and caring guy. Easy to talk to. He carefully explains what he is doing and what his thoughts are about your situation. He is conscientious and thorough. I highly recommend him Also,staff are patient and helpful.
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500 characters is not enough to say (again) how wonderful Dr. Silverstein is! (2nd review) Only Neurologist you'll need. BEST! Office staff has always gone above and beyond to help me with scheduling tests, relaying messages, answering questions etc. Jamie, Dr. Silverstein's nurse is great! Rita at the front desk was super helpful to me last week working with my insurance co. to cancel a test so they could schedule a new one. It's a busy office, many Dr's seeing patients. I appreciate them all
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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.
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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.
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Dr Silverstein is a wonderful doctor... The office staff on the other hand needs help...
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Dr. Silverstein is excellent--knowledgeable, detailed, and a great sense of humor!
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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 :)
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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!
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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
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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!
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Excellence is what I expect and with Dr Silverstein, that is what I received !
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He was super knowledgeable, kind, really put me at ease. Great bedside manner for a doctor.
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The staff IS EXTREMELY RUDE!
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