Dr. Renee Melfi, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
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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.

5823 Widewaters Pkwy

East Syracuse, NY 13057

Contact Information
Dr. Renee Melfi, MD

Dr. Renee Melfi, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Melfi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Melfi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melfi to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Melfi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    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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Dr. Melfi accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Melfi has admitting privileges

Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
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