Dr. Nancy Epstein, MD

Dr. Nancy Epstein, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
68 y/o
(22)

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Dr. Nancy Epstein, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Mineola, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. She specializes in neurosurgery.Read her story

Winthrop Neuroscience Medical P.C.

200 Old Country Rd Ste 485

Mineola, NY 11501
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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. Epstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Myelopathy more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Cauda Equina Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Cauda Equina Syndrome more than 70% of her peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 70% of her peers

Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Low Back Pain more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Epstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

As the daughter of a spinal neurosurgeon, Joseph A. Epstein, MD, I always wanted to follow in his footsteps. Visiting recovery rooms in hospitals on weekend rounds with my father furthered my interest to pursue a career as a neurosurgeon. Rotating th...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Bellevue Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1977
Bellevue Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1976
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
1981
1977
1976

Languages

  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Epstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Epstein

4.0

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
22.727272727272727%
(5)

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Dr. Epstein's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Staff friendliness
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Dr Epstein is no nonsense, has a steel trap mind for detail and listens very, very well.
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I have several issues with my spine. Dr. Epstien is looking at my whole body to find out where all my pain is coming from. She is not surgery happy like some doctors I have been to. She takes her time to explain. Very nice lady. I have a great level of trust in her opinion.
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Dr. Epstein is amazing! She has a formula that works as long as you follow her plan. She is straight forward and tells you exactly what you need to do for a successful recovery. Her and her wonderful PA Renee are caring, attentive and very accessible.
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My Wife has been in agonizing pain and the asstnt refused to make an apptmt because Dr. Epstein is on vacation-when she arrives back, we are told that there is a 3 month wait period for an appointment.When we do finally get an apptmt, we make plans for further tests, instead we get a call a few days later to tell us that you refuse to help my wife. There was no referral to another Dr. or further advice.Dr. Esptein is more concerned with her reputation than actually helping people. Sickening
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It has been over 10 years since I entrusted Dr Epstein to perform my 2 spinal fusions. I was very young and very scared never being sick a day in my life but I could no longer live in pain. It was not a walk in the park & a long healing process as long as you follow her strict instructions & direction the long term outcome is very positive. Today I am still living pain free, still standing straight and erect. I owe it all to Dr Epstein. She is a brilliant neurosurgeon & highly recommend her
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Dr. Epstein is a Godsend! After suffering with lower back pain and sciatica for 9 months, Dr. Epsteinwas able to spot the problem that was overlooked by an MRI technician in July. As a result of this persons oversight, I spent 6 extra months with a diminished quality of life, most notably not being able to pick up my granddaughter. After a 4.5 hr. Surgery, I was up walking that night and totally pain free from original problem the same day.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
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
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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