Dr. Neil Prufer, MD

Dr. Neil Prufer, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Dr. Neil Prufer, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Flushing, NY. He has been practicing for 12 years.

5528 Main St

Flushing, NY 11355

Contact Information

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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Otitis Media
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy

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.


  • Boston Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Prufer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prufer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prufer to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Prufer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Queens, NY |
I had an appointment that was confirmed over the phone for the Woodside location, and I got to the office on time, but I was still forced to wait 2 hours... at the end of which they told me that the doctor WOULD NOT see me. I believe they did the same thing to several other patients, including a couple with a tiny baby. The administrative staff had no remorse, one of them tried to convince me that it was my fault because I made an appointment for "5:50" which was not true. Avoid this practice!!
in Staten Island, NY |
Complete waste of my time and my hard earned money. After reading positive reviews (that were probably created by his staff) I saw Dr. Prufer regarding tinitus in my ear. He was so concerned about my ear that he stuck a scope up my nose. Turns out this nose exam cost me 875$. Prescribed me prednisone,and flonase. Where do these doctors get their education from that predisone is their only course of action. I still have tinitus in my ear. Stay away from this doctor and clinic. Youve been advised.
Ozone Park, NY |
Terrible billing experience! Predatory collection practices. Don't go to him unless you want unnecessary, uninvited procedures for which you'll then relentlessly get harassed over.
in Astoria, NY |
After waiting for 1 1/2 hours in the waiting room, I left. I wish that I had realized that he was part of same the Ear, Nose and Throat medical office that had me waiting over TWO HOURS a few years ago, which i vowed to never return to.
Sunnyside, NY |
Scheduled an appointment over the phone at 2pm for 5:30pm because my throat is half closed, cannot speak. I arrived at 5:15pm waited at the front desk for 15 minutes for a receptionist to assist me. when they finally came back instead they tell me the doctor cannot see me and he refused my care because he has to be home at 6pm. I explained the severity of my throat and the pain I'm suffering. Highly unprofessional and unethical felt like white supremacy was involved and he's like he a doctor God
in New York, NY |
Very smart guy - gave a thorough exam, asked lots of questions.
New York, NY |
Dr. Prufer himself is good. He however seems to be extremely busy and I felt rushed through the examination. As for his office staff, they were all very unprofessional and sometimes rude. At times they were talking and laughing amongst eachother and when I interrupted to ask a question, it was as if they were wondering why I am bothering them. I would not go there again and actually canceled my follow up visit
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Dr. Prufer accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Prufer has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029
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