Dr. Sathish Modugu, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain MedicineMaleAge 56

Dr. Modugu

Sathish R. Modugu Medical PC

280 N Central Ave Ste 204 Hartsdale, NY 10530

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Dr. Sathish Modugu, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine Specialist in Hartsdale, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and Phelps Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Modugu to book an appointment.

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Dr. Modugu's Reviews

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3.6

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Unless you are willing to argue with both the doctor and his staff to get anything done, you will not be satisfied with this particular Dr. Zero empathy and a rude staff. Find another option.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jul 31, 2021
His staff was professional and super courteous. They were responsive to calls to transfer records , arrange appts, etc. He is professional, thoughtful and somebody who calls after hours to report on a test result and exhibit empathy for somebody with an unpleasant diagnosis is a class act. I would totally endorse
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Jim – Aug 11, 2020
Excellent doctor, caring, took his time listening to my thoughts and concerns. Very helpful and kind. Everyone in his office treated me very well, courteous, personable and helpful dealing with my insurance and setting up the tests that Dr Modugu had requested I get. A very pleasant overall experience with a wonderful doctor.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Nicolas from White Plains, NY – Jul 08, 2019
His office is the most unprofessional group of people. They have been stringing along my husband for 3 months and continuously messing up issues with our insurance causing him to still not received the proper care he needs. They don't even follow up with us we have to call their office multiple times a day to get a hold of someone who even slightly knows what they are talking about. We have never waited shorter than an hour to see the doctor. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR!
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May 08, 2019
Excellent doctor
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May 08, 2019
I found Dr. Modugu very condescending. He genuinely spent 5 minutes with me on my first visit and told me multiple times I am too young to be in this kind of pain, even though I have been to physical therapy multiple times and it has been documented with my primary care doctor. It seemed as if he believed I was making it up. He simply said I should go to the gym and my back pain should go away,even though I told him I tried the gym but would get muscle spasms. I don’t plan on returning.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 06, 2019
My experience with Dr. Sathish Modugu has been very good and I’m glad to have him as a doctor. I recommend him to anyone who needs a doctor. The environment of his office is very welcoming as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Kingsley in NY – Jun 26, 2018
Dr. Modugu prescribed a pain killer that seriously interferes with another medicine I was taking. Despite having given his staff a typed list of prescriptions, he still prescribed this medication with no mention of possible deadly interactions. The pharmacist caught the potentially dangerous interaction after I tried refilling the other medication. At that point I had been on the pain meds for 3 weeks. When I called Dr. Modugu's office and explained, he never called back. Such arrogance.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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John Wibel in New York – Jun 13, 2018
If you have ever experienced excruciating pain, you know that you would do ANYTHING for relief. Dr. Modugu provides that relief in a comprehensive, targeted approach that greatly lessens or eliminates that pain. I have been his patient for more than 20 years. I recommend friends and family to Dr. Modugu. We are thankful for the service he provides. Life would be too painful to live without his expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Roberta Goldman in Ardsley, – May 09, 2018
When first seeing Dr Moduga he told me he was going to have to start cutting my meds and was very worried bc I have been on such high doses for years and years but now have been with him for 18 months and could not be happier. He has gotton me on the lowest doses I have ever been since my failed back surgery's and I am in VERY BAD pain but the rest of my body and my mind feel better and I thank him for that. A true professional. I am glad he is my Dr. Thank You Dr Sathish David Forschner
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David Forschner in Brewster – May 08, 2018
Dr Modugu is the top physician in his field he takes a real interest and concern in his patients. He is warm,, considerate , conscientious and caring and an excellent Doctor. He always calls you back and spends quality time answering all your questions.I highly recommend him and he has helped me many times. He also came highly recommended to me by his peers. I cannot say enough. Thank you Dr. Modugu! His office staff is very caring and friendly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debbie M – Jan 12, 2018
Dr Modugu is a magician. He is thorough and a brilliant diagnostician. While he isn't "Needle happy', he is assertive with his treatment in An effort to relieve pain swiftly and gently. I have gone from completely incapacitated from back and shoulder and was able to resume my normal activities in less than a week after treatment. The office staff is friendly, responsive and kind. Pain is an everyday struggle for me and thanks to Dr M.... I am back in action.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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White Plains, NY – Nov 30, 2017
Very knowledgeable and answers all your questions. Spends more time with you then most.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nov 11, 2017
DR. Modugu has been my physician since 2008 and though the originally back injury has forever changed my life I directly correlate my physical and mental well being to being under the care of Dr. Modugu.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JEFFREY N. KARSON in White Plains, NY – Aug 10, 2017
Dr. Modugu is & has been one of a kind in the pain management speciality. He has been my Dr. for over 9 years. After 9 spinal surgeries & having seen many doctors throughout NY State, he is the best. Although I have moved twice & much further away, I still see him regularly. Under his care, my quality of life has increased to a level that i could have never dreamed of. He is thorough, kind, respectful, supportive & proactive. The staff is an outstanding team of professionals. Perfection!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kim in Nanuet, NY – Mar 03, 2017
He is very consistent and explains all procedures, cares about his patients feel that you're not just a number A human being
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mf in Hartsdale, NY – Mar 02, 2017
I am a long time patient of Dr Modugu since 2002. I have two fractures in my lower lumbar. If it wasn't for Dr Modugu's treatments I would not be ale to work, I would be on long term disability or worse have unpredictable surgery that may not have me fully functional. I thank this man every time I see him for the longevity of my career - I work in the Construction/Engineering profession which puts me in the field on most days.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rich P in Monroe, NY – Feb 25, 2017
Dr Modugu is an excellent Doctor with great rapport. He's extremely knowledgeable and always able to attack any problems head on.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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KC in Yonkers, NY – Nov 10, 2016
Doctor Modugu is kind,and always genuinely concerned about my well being. He keeps me well balanced in my pain controll and never fails to make me feel supported.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Helene Malaspina in Hartsdale, NY – Nov 10, 2016
I've been a patient for over 5 years and every time,e I'm here, it's the same consistent courteous experience. Very accommodating with schedules and rescheduling if needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pauliep in Hartsdale, NY – Nov 09, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Sathish Modugu, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine Specialist in Hartsdale, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Mt Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Sathish Modugu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Modugu frequently treats Chronic Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Modugu treats.

Where is Dr. Sathish Modugu, MD's office located?

Dr. Modugu's office is located at 280 N Central Ave Ste 204, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sathish Modugu, MD speak?

Dr. Modugu speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Modugu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Modugu treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Modugu treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Modugu treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Modugu treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Modugu treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Modugu treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Modugu's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(914) 681-9755

Dr. Modugu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Locations

Practice

Sathish R. Modugu Medical PC280 N Central Ave Ste 204 Hartsdale, NY 10530
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