Dr. Renee Melfi, MD

Dr. Renee Melfi, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
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Dr. Renee Melfi, MD is a pain medicine specialist in East Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from St George's University in 1998 and specializes in pain medicine.

5823 Widewaters Pkwy

East Syracuse, NY 13057

Contact Information

(315) 701-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Melfi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
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

Dr. Melfi's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

47  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 Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

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8  Procedures

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

  • 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

2.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melfi to family and friends
50 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (35)

Dr. Melfi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

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...more
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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...more
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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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