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Dr. Orrin Devinsky, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Devinsky
200 S Orange Ave Livingston, NJ 07039

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Dr. Orrin Devinsky, MD is a neurology specialist in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1982 and specializes in neurology.


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Orrin Devinsky is currently under investigation by the Insurance Commissioner of NY for fraud. This investigation was referred after being reviewed by two fraud investigators in the Attorney General's Office.
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There is no better doctor than Dr. Devinsky. He is the most kind, compassionate, caring and knowledgeable man. If there was a way to clone him it should be done. He better never retire because I will not take my son to see any other neurologist. I can not say enough good things about him as a doctor and a person. He has not lost his human side. A truly wonderful person.
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Office extremely disorganized. You must remind them that you are waiting. EEG was an hour later than scheduled.
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I had a horrible experience with this doctor. After he recommended I have brain surgery and assured me I "would never even know it had happened" after I healed, I instead ended up fighting for my life for many months and suffering with after effects for years. He did nothing to help me and claimed my symptoms post surgery were psychosomatic. His agenda is to medicate and operate without concern for patients reactions or individual needs. Be VERY WARY OF HIM.
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Dr. Devinsky saved my life! At 44 years old, I had my first seizure with two additional ones shortly thereafter. After meeting with Dr. Devinsky for almost two hours, he laid the cards out on the table in an honest and sincere way. He said that Epilepsy is not a science; it is an art and there are many grey areas. He said that it would take some time to come up with the right medicines to resolve the condition. In a matter of three months all was resolved and I have been seizure free since!
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He is a amazing, brilliant and caring doctor. I couldn't recommend him more. Few have his expertise and bed side manner.
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This man has devoted his life to improving the lives of people living with seizures. After seeing multiple neurologist and being told to give up, Dr Deviinsky was able to stop my sons multiple seizures.
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not only is Dr. Devinsky an excellent doctor, he is a very caring person. He helped my sister to the fullest, the best he can. Although she lost her battle with epilepsy, I always find myself thinking of all the things he has done for her.She adored him, looked forward to going to her appointments with him because he treated her so well.I would love to personally thank this man for all that he has done for her during her battle. Any person who talks down on him, truly doesn't know him. Thank you
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nothing but the best!! Though busy and hard to get in touch with, you can trust his office Nurse to always take any concerns and emergency questions to Dr Devinsky and get back to you in a decent amount of time. Of course Dr. Devinsky always gives you his best at appointments and has always taken care of my son --- now for the last 25 yrs.
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Dr. Devinsky is the best Dr I have ever had in my life! He is the only Neurologist I have ever had that understood and explained things to me so I could understand. His intelligence and interest in Epilepsy is beyond awesome!!!! He has helped me and my Epilepsy in ways that other Neurologist could not and I honestly would not trust anyone else!!! My family moved out of state, but I still travel to NYC to see Dr. Devinsky. That should tell you something!
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Biography

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, MD is a neurology specialist in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1982 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Nih-National Institute Of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Nih-National Institute Of Health
Residency Hospital
1986
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Residency Hospital
1983
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1988
1987
1986
1983
1982

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(212) 263-8871

Dr. Devinsky accepts the following insurance:

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
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Devinsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Seizure Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Devinsky treats Seizure Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Devinsky treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 1
Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Devinsky treats Epilepsy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Devinsky treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Devinsky treats Brain Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Devinsky treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Devinsky's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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