Dr. Neil Prufer, MD

Dr. Neil Prufer, MD

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Dr. Neil Prufer, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Boston Univ Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

5528 Main St

Flushing, NY 11355

Contact Information

(718) 445-5100

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)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Prufer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Prufer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

54  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

  • 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
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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.

Education

  • 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

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prufer to family and friends
17 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Prufer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Don’t go to this office. I called the office to let them know I was running late. The receptionist stated that I would have to wait, because the doctor had other patients scheduled. Fine, no problem I said. When I got to the office, the receptionist said I’ll be with you in a minute. I sat there...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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.
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