Dr. Natasha McKay, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 51

Dr. McKay
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New England Neurosurgical

175 Carew St Ste 300 Springfield, MA 01104

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Dr. Natasha McKay, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Springfield, MA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1998. She is affiliated with medical facilities Holyoke Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McKay to book an appointment.

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Dr. McKay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKay

2.6

Based on 21 ratings

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I need a surgery and she refuses to do it until I completely stop smoking not just during the surgery time of recovery but completely
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Michael J Daly – Sep 10, 2019
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After 7weeks of intense pain and all other Dr’s only offering meds, Dr. McKay got me in right away! After her 1hr discectomy I walked out on my own needing nothing more than ibuprofen. Of course I was scared of surgery and her personability was lacking...but her skills are unquestionable! It’s been 5 weeks and I feel great.
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Apr 17, 2019
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before giving a bad review I mean that I will not be the only person who stops her in her hands but it must be said from the beginning I have many doubts about the service if it would be good or not since I only saw her in the day of the from that moment my life changed more pain more damage to my back even to her knowing the problem I said nothing else can do trusting her and my life is out of control since she does not want to fix everything but wait for me to get worse or paralytic ..
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Angel in MA – Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Natasha McKay is an amazing surgeon she did my back three months ago and I feel great and a BONUS her office staff is so caring knowledgeable and very loving! They take time with you no matter how many questions or how long it takes there they are there for you. I couldn’t recommend Dr. McKay any higher then I do! Very very satisfied, Sincerely Denise Fisher
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Denise Fisher in MA – Sep 17, 2018
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I just had anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery with Dr. McKay a few days ago. I have been blown away by her kindness, knowledge, experience, skill-set, honesty, and the overall compassion that she has shown toward me and my situation. She answers all questions promptly, and always in a very calming, understandable manner. She, and her staff, are wonderful, and I would highly recommend meeting with her for your spinal issues.
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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Samantha L. in Ludlow – Mar 14, 2018
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I have undergone three back surgeries with Dr. McKay, two minor and one major. I always felt that she did a good job explaining the circumstances to me and had good bedside manner before and after my operations.
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Tia Paradis in Southbridge, MA – May 24, 2017
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I would not go to Dr. McKay again. She made me feel like I was wasting her time. She was short and condescending. I live with back pain mostly all the time and went to her for advice, possible new treatments, etc. She treated me like I was an unimportant part of her day.
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Easthampton – May 23, 2017
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I understood the long wait time due to Dr Comey(very good Dr)leaving the practice. After 2 appts due to long wait time, I finally saw Dr McKay. She spend ~5 minutes with me, she was certain I had no issue. I'm still baffled by how she determined this, when I never took my coat off, nor did she examine me, just my notes from 10 months ago from my past surgery. I expressed that I feel I may have another problem, she said "unlikely" and that was my experience with Dr McKay. I go to boston now.
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Feb 01, 2017
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Spent about 10 minutes with me before scheduling surgery.. Had a bad outcome, she was not interested in helping. 17 months out from surgery have not been able to return to work, on disability.
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Westfield, Ma – Jan 04, 2017
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Took very little time and interest in my condition, was supposed to follow up with me after review of MRI, never followed up with call.
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Ed DeBartolo in Westfield, MA – Jul 30, 2016
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Dr. Natasha McKay, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Springfield, MA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Case West Reserve University
Residency Hospital
1998
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Natasha McKay, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Natasha McKay, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McKay frequently treats Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McKay treats.

Where is Dr. Natasha McKay, MD's office located?

Dr. McKay's office is located at 175 Carew St Ste 300, Springfield, MA 01104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKay performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 96% of her peers

Dr. McKay performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKay treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. McKay's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(413) 781-2211

Dr. McKay accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Locations

New England Neurosurgical

Dr. Natasha M. Mckay, MD175 Carew St Ste 300 Springfield, MA 01104
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