Dr. Michelle Chi, MD

Dr. Michelle Chi, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationFemale

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Michelle Chi, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in New York, NY and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New Jersey Medical School, Newark, Nj medical school in 2014. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Locations

NewYork Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

NewYork Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center525 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065
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Dr. Chi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chi

4.9

Based on 68 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Chi is fantastic!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Michele Chi for 6 months. I had a number of back and knee issues. Through various procedures, she helped me tremendously.
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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Claire – May 23, 2022
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I saw Dr. Chi twice in 3 days on an urgent referral for her review and evaluation of a patellar tendinitis problem and partial tear. She ordered and reviewed X-ray and MRI scans of the affected areas to study. They confirmed the diagnoses for
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Paul Zuydhoek – May 20, 2022
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It was all very fast. Dr. Chi and the rest of the personnel were nice and caring. She explained all the pros and cons and went through it right away. It’s been a couple of day of the injection. I hope it works.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Gonzalo – May 01, 2022
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I saw Dr. Chi on Tuesday, April 26. I was having pain in my right shoulder for which she had had me get an MRI on the preceding Saturday. We discussed the results and she suggested I see Dr. William Schairer at HSS. I have subsequently made an appointment with him as he sounds like the right orthopedic surgeon for me. I appreciate her referral.
What went well
  • 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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Judy Connorton – Apr 29, 2022
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Great experience with Dr. Chi!
I had a great experience seeing Dr. Chi about chronic pain in my hip and knees. She is a smart, compassionate, and informative doctor, and came up with a good plan of action to get me on the road to feeling better. Also the office staff (at the upper west side location, at least) is nice and efficient, and the offices are clean and comfortable. Thumbs up!
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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Apr 29, 2022
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First visit
I was there for the first appointment, and Dr. Chi was professional and I felt comfortable and trusted her with her medical experiences. All I can say is you can trust her.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 26, 2022
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Personable and professional
My first visit with Dr. Chi was great and she really showed interest in my situation. She was very professional and personable and very quick getting back to me when I asked questions after the visit.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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JKS – Apr 25, 2022
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First Visit - 5 Stars
It was my first exam visit with Dr. Chi. Dr. Chi was empathetic, listened to my concerns, and provided a thorough, hands-on exam. The Staff was most friendly. The office was very clean, and had well-organized processes in checking-in.
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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Alberta Friedman – Apr 22, 2022
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Dr. Chi was on time, attentive, thorough and prescribed appropriate follow up
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Marie – Apr 17, 2022
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Knowledgeable and approachable
I have full confidence in Dr. Chi. She is a wonderful doctor who inspires confidence. She is open to any questions and a visit never feels rushed. She remembered and referenced a problem from my last visit, which was impressive, as it was 5 months prior. This time she administered an injection in my knee and put me at ease beforehand.
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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Bronna Lipton – Apr 16, 2022
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Extremely thorough in her examination and was proactive in informing me of my options for treatment while still being caring and attentive.
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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Apr 02, 2022
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Honest, prompt, efficient, and professional. Highly recommend Dr. Chi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 25, 2022
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Knee pain
Punctual, attentive & very pleasant.
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Mar 08, 2022
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Thorough examination. Explained the process to be followed after the x-rays have been viewed. Look forward to seeing Dr. Chi again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mar 04, 2022
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She is very warm. I felt extremely comfortable with her. She is very professional. I would highly recommend her. After hearing my symptoms, she immediately ordered X-rays. This was the exact thing my primary geriatric internist advised me to have done, but to wait after my visit with Dr. Chi to see what she wanted me to do.
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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Harriet Machlis – Feb 26, 2022
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I am a new patient of Dr. Chi's - 79 and with 'issues' related to near-quarantined sedentariness during the whole of this Covid pandemic. Which makes pinpoint diagnosis very difficult! Dr. Chi spent nearly an hour with me, carefully recording all of my 'musings' on What's Wrong with Me, and concluded by saying, "I think we now have a plan!" I'm so thankful to be under the care of a dynamic young doctor who can, in fact, structure a realistic "plan" to help get me back in the groove! It will start with an MRI of the spine and x-rays of the leg that's giving me the most trouble. I am 100% behind this "plan"!
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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Philip Booth – Feb 13, 2022
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Initially I sought Dr. Chi’s guidance to treat the back pain that would not go away after being in a car accident. She suggested a physical therapy treatment plan that immediately reduced the discomfort that allowed me to end the use of pain medication that I had used for several months. The physical therapist was attentive, knowledgeable and, like Dr. Chi, exceptionally in tune with what I was feeling and equally empathetic. I feel as though I won the lottery for the best pain doctor one would want.
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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NY Pine – Jan 27, 2022
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First visit. Very thorough exam. Had prepared well in terms of my previous history. Clear explanations. Detailed explanations for my questions
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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Eugene Dattel – Jan 24, 2022
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I had. a teleconference with Dr. Chi when my first appointment in person had to be postponed. At that time we discused my issues about she asked clarifications etc. But now I saw her for my injection for pain and we did not speak a lot. I have had a number of injections over the years but she is the first to have found the core of the pain because i almost jumped off the table. It is only two days since my visit. I have no pain in the sciatics area now and am autiously optiistic thatthis maybe very successful. If so, she is the first to have found the exact spot from which the pain radiated. In which case, I would she is a fantastic listener and technician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 06, 2022
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Dr. Chi was highly recommended by three specialists of Weill-Cornell Integrative Health and Wellness group--she did not disappoint. The experience was most positive with a wait time of less than ten minutes. As a post-chemo patient, Dr Chi was thorough and patient reviewing my chart and history. She listened and addressed my concerns--made recommendations and provided a plan for healing. I trust that Dr. Chi will provide the knowledge, support, and, more importantly, the tools that I need to progress. Thank you Dr. Chi. Blessings, Mrs. B.
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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Mrs. Brown – Dec 27, 2021
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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. Chi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chi treats Back Pain more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Chi treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Low Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chi treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Chi treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chi treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Chi treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Chi's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Care Philosophy

What is most valuable and fundamental in treating patients is not only obtaining an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan but also taking the time to listen...Read more

Biography

Dr. Michelle Chi is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College who is dual board-certified in Physical...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2018
Ut Health San Antonio
Fellowship Hospital
2018
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Residency Hospital
2015
Englewood Hosp & Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
2014
New Jersey Medical School, Newark, Nj
Medical School
2010
Cornell Universtiy
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Michelle Chi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chi frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chi treats.

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Dr. Chi's office is located at 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Uvalde Memorial Hospital

Uvalde, TX

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average