Dr. Sandra L. Forem, MD

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Pediatric Neurology | Female

Sandra L Forem MD 240 E 38th St Fl 20, New York, NY 10016 Get Directions
(212) 263-7744

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A comprehensive approach to each patient in the context of that infant, child or adolescent's unique problems and his or her family setting and present situation. Each work-up and treatment should be tailored to the individual needs of the patient and it is improtant that patient, family and physician all work together with mutual respect and cooperation toward the same goals.Read more

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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Forem's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (16)
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

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  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Developmental Delay
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypotonia - Failure to Thrive - Microcephaly
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor

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Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Completed in 1985

    Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia University Neur Institute

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Barnard College Of Columbia University

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Superdocs in New York Times, 2008, 2009
    • People's Choice Award, 2008, 2009
    • America's Top Doctors in Consumer's Digest, 2002-2011
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  • Media & Publications
    • Sansaricq, C, Forem, S L and Fish, I: Metabolic disorders of the central nervous system. In: Hoffman F and Epstein F (eds.). Disorders of the Developing Nervous System: Diagnosis and Treatment; Boston, Blackwell Scientific Pub., 1986: 699-732.
    • Forem, S L and Gold, A P: Chronic relapsing polyneuropathy. In: Gellis S.S. and Kagan B.M. eds. Current Pediatric Therapy 12. Philadelphia; W.B. Saunders, 1986: 91-92.
    • Abbott, R, Johann-Murphy, M and Forem, S L: Childhood spasticity, its etiology and assessment. M. Sindou, R. Abbott, Y. Keravel (eds.). Neurosurgery for Spasticity: A Multi-disciplinary Approach. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990:51-56.
    • Castaneda, G Y, Heilbroner, P L, Shah, N, Forem, S L et al: Asthma & Epilepsy: Are They Related? A Retrospective Study., 1998
    • Hosain, S A, Hughes, J T, and Forem, S L et al: Use of a Calcium Channel Blocker (Nicardipine HC1) in the Treatment of Childhood Moyamoya Disease. Journal of Child Neurology, 1994: 4:378-380.
    • Zelnick, N, Dobyns, W B, Forem, S L et al: Congenital Pontocerebellar atrophy in three patients: clinical, radiological and etiological considerations.
    • Abbott, R, Forem, S L and Johann, M: Selective posterior rhizotomy for the treatment of spasticity. Child's Nervous System, 1989: 5:337-346.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Forem's Care Philosophy

A comprehensive approach to each patient in the context of that infant, child or adolescent's unique problems and his or her family setting and present situation. Each work-up and treatment should be tailored to the individual needs of the patient and it is improtant that patient, family and physician all work together with mutual respect and cooperation toward the same goals.