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Dr. Renee Melfi, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Female · Age 47

Dr. Melfi

Dr. Renee Melfi, MD is a pain medicine specialist in East Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from St George's University in 1998 and specializes in pain medicine.


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Dr. Melfi accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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Dr. Melfi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melfi treats Fibromyalgia more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Melfi treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melfi treats Spondylosis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Melfi treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melfi treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Melfi treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Melfi's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Renee Melfi, MD is a pain medicine specialist in East Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from St George's University in 1998 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Charles N Aprill MD Apmc
Fellowship Hospital
2003
La State University
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1999
University Of Ct
Internship Hospital
1998
St George's University
Medical School
2003
2002
1999
1998

Awards

Dr. Melfi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Melfi

2.0

Based on 53 reviews

5 Stars
20.754716981132077%
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4 Stars
3.7735849056603774%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5.660377358490566%
(3)
1 Star
69.81132075471699%
(37)

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Will never recommend this dr or physician assistant to anyone and have actually shared my horrible experience with several friends and family. Was referred to Dr. Melfi by my primary care for hip and back pain. I went to first appointment and was surprised at how little time she spent with me and barely looked at me or my husband. She recommended physical therapy for several weeks and was leaving the room before I could ask any questions and actually looked annoyed when we did! Extremely rude !
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It was disappointing to see many of these reviews. I found Dr. Melfi to be concerned and quite skillful. After two years of being bounced around from one "traditional" form of pain therapy to another, (one doctor even wanted to perform surgery!), Dr. Melfi was the only person who was able to relieve my extreme pain from an auto accident. I chose to try acupuncture and the pain dissipated within one treatment, and after one year, is still gone. Her holistic approach is refreshing.
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I had a horrible experience with these people. Totally uncaring, unsympathetic. I will not tell whole story-just very bad experience with Dr. Melfi and her p.a.
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She is rude and disrespectful. Would not go bsck
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Based on the “cheeriness” of the waiting room w/ photos of her travels and a smiling portrait describing her interests, I was expecting a great exp. for help w/ chronic (20+ yrs) severe back pain. Her receptionist + nurse were lovely. Then Dr. Melfi came stomping in. She was brusque to the point of being rude and indifferent and quickly rushed through some refelex tests, downplayed the scan results and made me feel ridiculous for asking any questions. NEVER AGAIN. No excuse for a professional!!!
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If Dr. Melfi "back peddles" and agrees to prescribe you pain meds, she'll insist you sign her opioid agreement. You're in severe pain and not thinking straight so be watchful. She's going to submit your urine sample to a non-participating lab in NJ for toxicology studies even before you filled her opioid prescription and alarm you regarding your Hoffman fingertip reflexes. Why? No reason but you'll have a $1,500.00 copay to a lab which is owned by and caters to physiatrist(btw,what's that?)
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Dr. Melfi and staff have helped me immensely dealing with my pain. I like that she didn't want to "dope" me up, she wanted to find the root cause and attack it. Highly recommend her! She knows her stuff! A little forward, but that's how I like a doctor to be. No beating around the bush!
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Very cold, wouldn't let me or my mother ask any questions and kept leaving the room when we did. She made me feel rushed and stupid for asking questions about my condition. I will never tolerate a doctor like that again.
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I absolutely love Dr. Melfi and her PA, Rachel. They have been so helpful in making me feel better. I agree with her practices that it's not about drugs. I have never felt better than I have with RSM Medicine. Her new office is stunning!
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I have been a patient for a while with this office and it saddens me to read these negative comments. I have had MRI's which Dr. Melfi reread and found an issue that was missed by the radiologist. she gave me a prescription to calm the nerves and I had an injection. I am doing wonderful and I recommend her to all. I laugh when I see people commenting she is cold during a procedure. I don't know many Docs that are chatty during this time. Serious is how I want my doc when putting needles in me!
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Dr. Melfi performed a procedure on me. She is one of the rudest, most unprofessional & inconsiderate individuals I have ever met. The male nurse assisting her was as well. I would absolutely NEVER recommend her to anyone.
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She was cold and uncaring. Never reviewed my medical history and never examined me. Spent less than 2 minutes with me and when I asked questions and wanted to discuss what her plan would be she refused to answer and left the room.
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I would never recommend this Doctor she is rude and does not treat her patients or the family with respect. I have a husband with a concussion and the Doctor would ignore my responses and ask my husband the same question I had just answered. Concussion patients get confused and nervous if they can not get there thoughts to process. Also the office has a no perfume policy but never told us about it and we were reprimanded by the Doctor. Just and very rude and unprofessional person.
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Great she works with you so u can have a life ?
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VERY dissatisfied. I was referred 2 Dr. Melfi for pain management by TWO different Dr's. As she was treating me 4 a prior issue, I did not think it would be an issue. She REFUSED 2 see me for pain management, Nor would she offer up what it was I am to do now to bring my pain level down to a tolerable level. I was not looking for medications or drug. Just a little bit of hope that there is a chance I will be able to have some quality to my life. Will not be finishing treatment 4 prior issue.
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