Dr. Sabiha Merchant, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 13 years. She specializes in pediatric neurology, pediatrics, and more.


Locations

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Pediatric Neurology

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(718) 502-8164

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Dr. Merchant accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Medicare Non-HMO
Affinity Health Plan
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
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SelectCare
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Merchant's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merchant treats Epilepsy more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Merchant treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merchant treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Merchant treats this condition more than 74% of her peers

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merchant performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 64% of her peers

Dr. Merchant performs this procedure more than 64% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram

Dr. Merchant's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medication Management
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neuro Interventions
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurological Testing
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

About Me

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. 

Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Education

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

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Merchant's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Merchant

2.6

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
58.8235294117647%
(10)

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Horrible !!!!!!!! She made me feel very uncomfortable and I am a medical professional myself over 13 years. A physician assistant. She made my child feel horrible and scared me to death . Never would recommend her. !!!!!! She doesn't care about anyone. She should have never gotten a license
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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She misdiagnosed my child and has terrible bedside manner.
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