Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD

Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 65

Pain Medicine

Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

Center for Comprehensive Spine Care240 East 59th Street 2nd Floor New York, NY 10022
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(212) 235-1519

Pain Management - West Side

Pain Management - West Side2315 Broadway 2nd Floor New York, NY 10024
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New Patient?
(212) 235-1519

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Recent ReviewsReviews made in the last 30 days. See reviews

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Dr. Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahmed

4.8

Based on 177 ratings

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dr ahmed
great !!! HE IS AN ON TIME RESPECTFUL GENIUS IN HIS FIELD
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
1 person found this helpful
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Dr Gayle Grenadier – Feb 05, 2023
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I highly recommend
Dr Ahmed is top notch professional, caring and empathetic.
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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Daniel McGuire – Jan 26, 2023
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at last
exceptional.i am finally in good hands
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 17, 2023
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Superb
Bedside Manner: a compassionate man and a complete gentleman. Highest professional qualifications.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Paul L. Dillon – Jan 16, 2023
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1Excellent doctor. Erudite and professional.
Dr. Ahmed is an exceptional physician. He listens carefully and addresses all concerns. I have had trigger-point injections and a diagnostic block. He is extremely skilled and careful. I would recommend him unequivocally. My spouse has also seen him with excellent results.
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 11, 2023
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Dr Ahmed is a kind and thorough doctor who really listens.
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 03, 2022
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Dr. Ahmed Review
Dr. Ahmed is a great doctor, very professional, trustworthy and honest.
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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Gary L. – Dec 01, 2022
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Excellent Doctor
I have had Dr. Ahmed for over a year now. He is very caring,kind, soft spoken. Explains things well and tries to come up with multiple solutions for my conditions.
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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JeanM. – Dec 01, 2022
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Best of best .
Dr. Ahmed is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. He takes time with the patient to help them with their health issues! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a specialist
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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Nov 07, 2022
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Very kind and very good.
Very happy with Dr. Ahmed. Took the time to go through all my questions at first appt. Then got an appt. for steroid injection. Treated me quickly and painlessly. Feeling much better. Thanks!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Gina – Oct 21, 2022
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I’m so lucky I found Dr Ahmed almost 10 years ago
Dr Ahmend is kind, Compassionate and professional. He will always find a way to help you with your pain. He’s a responsible Dr and will follow his code of ethics. I’ve had numerous serious injuries and he has helped me through all of them.
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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Mr Daniels – Oct 20, 2022
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He listens well and is spot on with his questions. Dr. S is very busy, but is focused on the patient in front of him
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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Ruth Bendik – Oct 14, 2022
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Kind, thorough, and thoughtful. And an excellent
Dr. Ahmed discussed procedure and walked me into and out of the procedure room. He also checked up on me a few minutes later to be sure how I was felling and to ask whether I was thirsty or hungry.
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Oct 10, 2022
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I have finally , after 3 years of seeing many doctors who came after me with the knife gotten , " The Story" ... Thank you Dr. Ahmed and thank you, Dr. Eric And NOW... am confidently moving forward in good hands...
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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Sep 12, 2022
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Pain mgt and analysis
Very pleased to see Dr. Ahmed and his colleagues to assess low back and right hip pain. Very thorough, very precise, and spot on. The entire team at The Comprehensive Center for Spine Care has been wonderful.
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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Sep 06, 2022
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Very Supportive
I made an appointment to learn how to manage chronic pain in my upper R arm. Dr. Ahmed said he's very familiar with my condition, and surgery would not be unnecessary (PHEW!). So he ordered X-rays of my shoulder and an MRI of my cervical spine to determine how best to help my condition. He said that targeted injections, oral medications, PT, and time should do the trick. So I await his review of the results of the imaging to determine the safest and best course of action. I was very pleased, relieved, and look forward to the next steps--whatever they may be. His calm and friendly demeanor were very much appreciated.
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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MKM11 – Sep 06, 2022
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Caring and knowledgeable
I have been treated by Dr Ahmed now for two and a half years and he has NEVER let me down yet. He is caring, considerate and knowledgeable. I would never see another pain doctor for my awful back pain
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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Patrice Klamer – Aug 22, 2022
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Great team
My first time here, Dr. Ahmed and his team were warm and professional. He listened to me and explained my options.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Karen – Aug 14, 2022
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Dr. Ahmed is a true professional. I have total confidence in his ability as a pain management expert.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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David Borowka – Jul 11, 2022
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The office first off was very clean & the staff were really nice. Dr Ahmed did a great job welcoming me & keeping me informed every step of the visit.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Connie Richardson – Jul 08, 2022
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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
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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
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Ahmed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Amida Care
Cigna
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Healthfirst
Medicaid
Medicare
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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 compassionate and care for you as a person nbsp;

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

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Hospital for Special Surgery|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center|New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD?

New patients may call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Ahmed's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD treat?

Dr. Ahmed frequently treats the following conditions: Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Back Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD's office address?

Dr. Ahmed's office is located at 240 East 59th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Ahmed provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Is Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD holds board certifications in Pain Medicine.

Does Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Cardiac Surgery™ (2023)