Dr. Neal Dunkelman, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Neal Dunkelman, MD
2015 ranked #12 out of 1244 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians in New York State by Healthgrades

Neal R Dunkelman, MD

42 Rykowski Ln

Middletown, NY 10941

Contact Information

(845) 695-2131

Dr. Neal Dunkelman, MD

Dr. Neal Dunkelman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Insurance Services
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 4 More

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Care Philosophy

Patients with chronic pain often become disabled in the pursuit of gaining relief from their pain. My philosophy in pain treatment is based on experience that patients suffer more when their functioning and quality of life are impaired. My goal is to increase the functional ability of each patient to the highest possible level. With years of experience i have the responsibility to diagnose and manage chronic pain while maximizing the benefits and minimizing the adverse effects of treatment.
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Dr. Dunkelman's Experience

Dr. Dunkelman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Disability Evaluation
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Bucknell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Nyu Downtown Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dunkelman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dunkelman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dunkelman to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Dunkelman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in New Windsor, NY |
Dr. Dunkelman has been a great doctor. He really listens to the patients symptoms and tries his best to help make daily life enjoyable for someone experiencing pain. I never feel nervous or anxious when visiting him and he always makes me feel comfortable.
Goshen, NY |
A great doctor in the area.
in Cumming, GA |
I'm a hospital Critical Care RN. I would not send my worst enemy to him. He doesn't listen to his patients nor does he make eye contact. And he makes sarcastic comments. I would never use him or recommend him.
in Vero Beach, FL |
Excellent caring doc great physical therapy center. Had to go back to Florida where there is no doc liket hat at all.
in Kiamesha Lake, NY |
Respectful, efficient, and listens to his patients. You're in and out in ten minutes tops. Totally worth the drive to Middletown, and that is saying a lot, I hate driving down there.
in Warwick, NY |
My wife has been seeing him for 3 months he cut her back on her pain meds and is always trying to get her to do water therapy that cost a ton he's real short and his manners are terrible I wouldn't refer anybody to him seems like he's just trying to get your money and if you don't want treatment then he is real nasty
in New Hampton, NY |
He is very good with myself and my wife,
in Newburgh, NY |
Absolutely Great Doctor. He listens to you and treats you with respect. Never talks down to you or make you feel uncomfortable.His staff is always on point and polite. After lifetime of going to my parents doctor they were bought by a big med company, which cause them to lost their personal doctor/patient relationship. Dr.Dunkelmans #1 concerned is your health and helping you get better. I'm very happy that I found him as my doctor, life became a lot less stressful
in Liberty, NY |
i have been with doctor dunkleman for more then 10 years and he is a very good doctor and he cares very much about his patients i have multipal health problems and doctor dunkelman adresses all of my pain problems i would highly recommend him and i have to several other people i know so if you need a good pain doctor or a rehablitation then doctor dunkleman is the right one!!!!!!!
in Downstate,NY |
The Dr. And staff are very well rounded. They are professional in the way they conduct there business. They remember you by 1st name and make you feel comfortable. Tanya the receptionist is excellent in remembering everything and making sure you have everything before you leave. There physical therapy person Emily is the best person I have ever been to. Very caring and will even call you if you have not been there for a while to see if you are ok.
in Blooming Grove, NY |
Dr. Dunkelman's caring attitude comes through in every aspect of his patient and staff connection. He has a calm and helping demeanor, and his genuine care for your issue(s) is evident during his interactions and exams.
in Chester, NY |
This is an excellent, compassionate, and thorough physician. He listens carefully, takes thorough notes, and is always professional. If family and friends lived closer, I would definitely recommend them to Dr. Dunkelman's office. Since I need to visit his office monthly, and have been his patient for several years, I can recommend him without hesitation.
in Hamburg, NJ |
Dr. Dunkleman is a very professional, friendly and efficient doctor. I've been seeing him for over 8 years now and I am very pleased with his care of my chronic pain issue. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
in Monroe, NY |
There's very little wait time. He really cares about you as a patient and a person
in Goshen, NY |
Very caring
in Bloomingburg, NY |
Smooth, professional and cordial.
in Monroe |
I really think he's the biggest jerk I've ever seen in my life, he is cold hearted
in Middletown, NY |
I would recommend Dr. Dunkleman to any one who wants professional expertise in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. If you have a legitimate issue, and follow his moral & legal requirements for treatment he will not disappoint you. It takes a lot of fortitude to legitimately practice in this field in today's society. I give him much credit for caring for those in need. However, if you choose not to be honest and forthright with him, don't expect compassion.
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Dr. Dunkelman accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Affinity Insurance Services
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Choice HMO
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    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Federal Employee Program
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare Select HMO
    State Employees Program
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Fidelis Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
    Medicaid HMO
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care HMO
    MVP Health Care PPO
    MVP Preferred EPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
    Liberty Plan HMO
    Oxford Health Plans HMO
    Oxford Health Plans POS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
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