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Dr. Natasha McKay, MD

Neurosurgery •  Female • Age 50

  21 Reviews
Dr. McKay

New England Neurosurgical

300 Carew St Ste 1 Springfield, MA 01104
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Natasha McKay, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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Dr. McKay accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Network Health
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. McKay's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKay treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of her peers

Dr. McKay treats this condition more than 93% 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
Low Back Pain
very high
very 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

Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKay treats Spine Disorders more than 85% of her peers

Dr. McKay treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. McKay's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. McKay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKay

2.6

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
57.142857142857146%
(12)

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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Biography

Dr. Natasha McKay, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average