Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB

Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB

Pain MedicineMaleAge 64

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB is a Pain Medicine Specialist in New York, NY and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Khyber Medical College medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ahmed to book an appointment.

Office Hours

240 E 59th St Fl 2 New York, NY 10022

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9 am
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9 am
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5 pm

Sun

9 am
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5 pm

Mon

9 am
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Tue

9 am
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Wed

9 am
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Thu

9 am
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Locations

Cornell Pain Medicine Center

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519
Center for Comprehensive Spine Care240 E 59th St Fl 2 New York, NY 10022
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahmed

4.8

Based on 126 ratings

5 Stars
94.44444444444444%
(119)
4 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
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3 Stars
0.7936507936507936%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (116)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (115)
  • Explained conditions well (112)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
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I had tried a couple of modalities before seeing Dr. Ahmed but the diagnosis was never clear and the pain persisted. Dr. Ahmed and his staff reviewed my case and I felt completely confident that they would be able to help me. They were able to pinpoint what the problem was and prescribed a course of treatment. Dr. Ahmed has many years of experience and good bedside manner. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Ahmed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Jul 11, 2021
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Dr. Ahmed and his staff are a wonderful healthcare team. He listens to a patient's concerns and bases his treatment on symptoms, imaging, and what the patient says to him. I have several medical conditions which require me to see a number of doctors, and he truly has increased the quality of my life without addictive medications
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • 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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Stephanie – Jun 18, 2021
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Dr. Ahmed listened to my descriptions of pain and provided appropriate treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 17, 2021
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Frozen shoulder that needed steroid injection for mobility
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 14, 2021
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On time, test was very effective and all my questions were answered
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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Jun 11, 2021
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Dr Ahmed is a Great Dr. He Listens to How I’m Feeling!! Then He will Discuss what should be Done help Me with my Pain.!! Dr Ahmed is very good at following up to see how I’m doing??????
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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Kim Eaton – May 25, 2021
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A great teacher in his field of expertise to other interns and orthopedic drs. Very professional , kind, interested in n giving me the best care. And goes beyond when it comes to placing you with the right surgeon if it is required. He also shows great consideration to his staff and teem. His technique has relieved much of my ailments with the guidance of physical therapy and focusing and encouraging dieting as well . He is thorough in his approach in accomplishing the best for his patients .
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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Mireille Rogers – May 16, 2021
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He was understanding and listened expertly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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BRENDA HILL – May 06, 2021
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Dr. Ahmed = outstanding, very proactive checking your past records - many doctors fail to do this prior to your visit. Another +: he'll treat your entire spine, before this I had multiple doctors for different parts of it. Still another +: his staff worked to find an appointment within days for initial visit- after getting denied as fully booked for 1-3 months multiple times elsewhere. Lastly, Dr. Ahmed an excellent communicator (many doctors lack this skill)- you leave knowing for certain why a certain treatment is better than another, and most important: doesn't try the standard autopilot of "let's try a pill & some physical therapy & hope it goes away. Every previous specialist has attempted to start from the beginning, disregarding previous failed treatments; and when questioned about that, the standard answer has contained parts of "you've had it for a long time \ your body has adapted to it & you've survived \ we don't do things that way- we start slow first.
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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CARLO RIVERSO – Apr 09, 2021
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Dr. Ahmed was very thorough. He encouraged questions and gave clear answers. He was very kind and good humored. My experience was very good.
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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Avril Griswold – Apr 04, 2021
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ONE OF THE BEST DOCTOR'S I HAVE! Always makes patients feel Well Cared for, Dr Ahmed knows the right answers quickly but I always feel SAFE
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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Vinnynyc – Mar 29, 2021
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I am a patient with severe chronic pain conditions, spine hips and knee and very severe pain due to an open wound. Many Drs have some difficulty understanding or willing to deal with or these issues. However after a lengthy consult with Dr. Ahmed he was able to identify and treat my pain issues with satisfactory results. I am aware that it will take some time and healing to before I can experience some relief from pain. I recommend explaining and listening to the Dr. and he will help you as he hasme.
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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Mar 14, 2021
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Dr Ahmed is a top notch Doctor. He always listens and answers each and every question I have. He spends as much time with you as you need. He always makes you feel comfortable and is so positive all the time. I put him above most of his colleagues. Thank you Dr Ahmed !
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Patrice Klamer – Feb 12, 2021
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Video visit with this kind and knowledgeable doctor. Gave me options and suggestions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Marti – Feb 10, 2021
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Dr. Ahmed is one of the most conscientious, patient understanding and all-around great physician! If not for him I would not be walking or using my hands. Having knee and back, surgery then issues with both hands he was there for me. Always, giving me the time that I need and then advising me if he feels it’s something more. A great family man too! God bless you Dr. Ahmed. If you have pain don’t go anywhere else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Grace A. Capobianco – Feb 07, 2021
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Dr Ahmed is very attentive and professional. I have every confidence in him.
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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Feb 07, 2021
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Just the best ! , patient and understanding.
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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Jan 10, 2021
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Dr. Ahmed is the absolute best! He is so knowledgeable, kind & explains medical issues In a manner that even lay people understand. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
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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Barbara Glover – Dec 27, 2020
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Dr. Ahmed knows his stuff! He is so very pleasant and he listens. He will do everything possible will give you options for treatment. I have gone into the hospital for at least 6 procedures. He will come to talk to you before the procedure to see how you are doing. My sister came to the hospital with me each time and she liked him very much as well. I would recommend him highly.
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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Carol Adams – Dec 22, 2020
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Dr Ahmed and his associate were both very patient and careful listeners about my chronic pain problem and the long medical journey. They asked insightful questions and gave me time to answer. Dr Ahmed started me with the List Invasive Therope, which about a week later I'm beginning to see positive results. I would highly recommend Dr Ahmed. Steve K. --- Dec 16 2020
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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Dec 16, 2020
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Experience
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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. Ahmed's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Chronic Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ahmed's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Ahmed accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Medicaid
Medicare
POMCO Group
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Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Shakil Ahmed is the Medical Director of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, and Director of the Tri-Institutional Pain...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2002
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
1998
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Internship Hospital
1981
Khyber Medical College
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (888) 922-2257 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB's top areas of care?

Dr. Ahmed frequently treats Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ahmed treats.

Where is Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MB's office located?

Dr. Ahmed's office is located at 240 E 59th St Fl 2, New York, NY 10022. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received