Dr. Sabiha Merchant, MD

Dr. Sabiha Merchant, MD

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Pediatrics  |  
Female  |  
42 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Sabiha Merchant, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read her story

Pediatric Primary Care

505 E 70th St Fl 3

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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Dr. Merchant's Experience

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Dr. Merchant's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Merchant's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Merchant "Dr. Merchant is an Attending Physician in Neurology and Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Division of Child Neurology. After receiving her medical degree from Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College in Mumbai, India, she completed her Pediatric residency training at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, an affiliate of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Merchant completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at NYU Medical Center and went on to complete a two year Epilepsy Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. After her fellowships, she joined the Division of Child Neurology at Weill Cornell, where she also serves as the Director of the Pediatric Neurophysiology Fellowship. She is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. Her clinical interests include Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes, Neurometabolic diseases and epileptic encephalopathies as well as intractable epilepsies that may potentially be surgically treated. Dr. Merchant's other areas of interest and treatment include Pediatric Movement Disorders, including patients with tics and Tourette's syndrome."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merchant "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Confusion
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Nystagmus
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

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

  • Dr Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Bombay / Grant Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merchant has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merchant's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merchant to family and friends
2.7
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Merchant's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in NY.NY |
Worst doctor ever seen. Does not care about her patients at all.Follow up is terrible.I wish i would not have seen her.She is a disgrace to the name of Weill Cornell.I hope the hospital will do something before making more people suffer.
in New York, NY |
It's not an overstatement to say that Dr. Merchant saved my daughter's life. She properly diagnosed my daughter's infantile spasms and obtained the treatment we needed. We are forever in her debt.
in New York, NY |
I am still suffering trauma from our experience with Dr. Merchant when my daughter was an infant years ago. She referred to her as "it," (as in "can't you get it to stop crying?"), told us that her brain MRI was "a mess", and screamed at me about our baby having a "terrible degenerative disease" (she does not). We saw her three times, I think because we were intimidated and scared, but I would not wish this experience on my worst enemy. This person should not be practicing medicine.
in Brooklyn, NY |
Indifferent. Did nothing to help when my son was in a coma. If not trained to work with a coma patient , should have referred to a coma specialist. Instead came every day, did nothing, and billed for services.
in New York, NY |
She misdiagnosed my child and has terrible bedside manner.
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Dr. Merchant accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthFirst
    Neighborhood Health Providers
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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