Dr. Paula Rackoff, MD

Dr. Paula Rackoff, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
(61)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paula Rackoff, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

333 E 38th St

New York, NY 10016

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
  • HealthFirst
  • 3 More

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Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rackoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rackoff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rackoff to family and friends
3.4
based on 61 total reviews (19 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (21)

Dr. Rackoff's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

Brooklyn, NY |
If you ever need a Rheumatologist, who is compassionate, warmth and knows her job, this is Dr. Paula Rackoff. She put me at ease from the very first I met her and let express my concerns regarding my health. I highly recommend, Dr. Paula Rackoff.
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Providence, RI |
I have known Dr Rackoff for years. Her dedication and knowledge have earned the respect of her patients, their families, and her peers. She is the "go to" rheumatologist for her thoroughness and ability. Dr Rackoff is able to explain the best individualized treatment plans. Sometimes this meaning...more
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Philadelphia, PA |
I have known Dr Rackoff for years. Her dedication and high standards have earned respect among patients, their families, and her peers. She is the "go to" Rheumatlogist. You can trust Dr Rackoff to take great care of you, so much so that she tells you want you need to hear to get better (which is...more
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New York, NY |
Dr Paula Rackoff is the worst doctor I ever saw. She is mean and crabby. Not sensitive at all. Besides that, she misdiagnosed me and the treated me with toxic meds for a disease it turns out I never had. She's a know it all who knows nothing. Her manner with people is sorely lacking. Steer clear of...more
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New York, NY |
Paula is an amazing doctor! She was patient, kind, and very professional. Her staff was also great! Highly recommended.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rackoff accepts 12 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
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Rackoff has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
1st Avenue at 16th street
New York, NY 10003
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NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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