Dr. Renee Melfi, MD


Pain Medicine | Female

Dr. Renee Melfi, MD

Dr. Renee Melfi, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in East Syracuse, NY. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Melfi is affiliated with Crouse Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Baldwinsville, NY |
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?)
Sherrill, NY |
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!
in Baldwinsville, NY |
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.
in Liverpool, NY |
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!
in Baldwinsville, NY |
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!
Phoenix, NY |
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.
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.
in North Syracuse, NY |
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.
in Oswego |
Great she works with you so u can have a life ?
in Liverpool, NY |
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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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    St George's University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Ct

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Charles N Aprill MD Apmc
    La State University

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate