Dr. Seth Waldman, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 56

Dr. Waldman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Hospital for Special Surgery- 75th Street Campus

429 E 75th St New York, NY 10021

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Dr. Seth Waldman, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in New York, NY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albany Medical College medical school in 1988. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Waldman to book an appointment.

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Dr. Waldman is simply the best Professional in his field. Besides being a good Doctor, he is a very compassionate and carrying person. I travel from N.J. every month, for 14 years, to see him and never been disapointed. No matter how bad my problems get, he never gives up, always finds a way to ease my pain. After many procedures, treatments, I trust him with all my heart and will recomend this wonderful Doctor to everyone, who is looking for the best of the best!
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Lyudmila Vays – May 18, 2020
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This is my 3rd year as his patient and he is amazing. He is one the reasons I remain living in NYC, and if he left I would travel to see him. I am a 'complex patient' with a number of incurable and degenerative chronic conditions, including some rare ones and some I have had for 10+ and 15+ years. He has repeatedly gone above and beyond to ensure appropriate diagnoses and treatments, and referred me to other Drs when its beyond his scope. He explains things well, he listens to what I say, and he actually CARES! He is not biased by my age which other doctors have been. He is the only Dr who has managed to actually improve some of my pain. He is in high demand though, and very busy, so I book my appointments early and if I don't hear back on a call or message I just follow up again.
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Post lamanectomy I was pretty much incapacitated both physically and emotionally. Doctors I had seen previous to Dr. Waldman spoke with scalpels in their hands. A previous epidural lasted two weeks. My wife and I had planned a trip, Dr. Waldman was our last hope for any kind of fun. Two weeks before the trip treated me. He pulled no punches. You may need fusion surgery, but not now. It's been four months. As he predicted, I may need more shots and even surgery. But I got 4 months of living.
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Anthony Barone in Parsippany, NJ – Oct 01, 2017
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dr waldman never made me feel rushed. i made an excellent choice chosing him for my pain management.
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Pleasant Valley, NY – May 26, 2017
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The purpose of a pain management specialist is to help treat your pain and in theory, make you feel better. A pain management MD who doesn't return a patients repeated phone calls when they are in pain, doesn't instill a lot of patient confidence. Reputations are one thing but actual patient care and compassion are something entirely different. Shame on you Dr. Waldman.
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Michael in NY – Apr 20, 2017
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Dr Waldman is the best at what he does. And I've seen several of the other so-called best spine related pain specialists. No comparison.
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Teaneck, NJ – Apr 05, 2017
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Staff is friendly. Appointments and procedures are always on time, and most important: This doctor is beyond empathetic and caring. He thinks outside of the box and after years of suffering, he has my pain under control.
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Gail D in Marlboro, NJ – Jan 26, 2017
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I wish all doctors were like Dr. Waldman. He makes you feel comfortable the first time you see him. He is kind, smart, understanding and intuitive. He is extrordinarily thoughtful and even returns e-mails when it is important. I'm sorry he doesn't take my insurance anymore. He understands the questions asked, and unasked and answers both. He is compassionate and really cares about his patients.Strongly RECOMMEND!!! HE IS THE BEST.
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linda in New York, NY – Jun 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Seth Waldman, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in New York, NY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albany...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1994
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Mass Genl Hosp/Harvard Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Beth Israel Med Ctr/Mt Sinai Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1989
Beth Israel Med Ctr/Mt Sinai Sch Med
Internship Hospital
1988
Albany Medical College
Medical School
,

Awards

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Does Dr. Seth Waldman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Waldman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Seth Waldman, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Seth Waldman, MD's office located?

Dr. Waldman's office is located at 429 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 100% 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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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Waldman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(212) 606-1686

Dr. Waldman accepts the following insurance:

Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

Locations

Practice

Hospital for Special Surgery- 75th Street Campus429 E 75th St New York, NY 10021
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Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery535 E 70th St New York, NY 10021
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