Dr. Thomas Riolo, DO

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Thomas Riolo, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in New Hyde Park, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Thomas Riolo, DO

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Lake Success

1999 Marcus Ave Suite 202 New Hyde Park, NY 11042 ()
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I was referred to Dr. Riolo to help manage my back & hip pain. I found him to be quite thorough in his examination. Dr. Riolo listened intently to my ailments & offered pain relieving options to me. I had several procedures done by him & was very impressed by his caring attitude. Dr. Riolo kept me informed about what he was doing, as well as constantly asking me if I was okay. He definitely works hard to relieve a patient’s pain. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs pain relief.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Mar 10, 2022
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I am pleased with my experience with Dr. Riolo. He is competent and friendly. He made me feel safe and comfortable. He listened carefully and understood my concerns. I recommend him highly.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Feb 12, 2022
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Simply one of the best doctors I have seen in years. He is caring and aware and is able to connect dots to the issues you may have that are missed by other doctors that do not see you as a whole. I am eternally grateful after seeing three physiatrists and several spinal surgeons and after four spinal surgeries that after examining me Dr Riolo suggested I might have hip issues as well. He was spot on and after he x rayed them found that I was bone on bone and needed bilateral hip replacement.. no one else ever even looked!! Brilliant doctor who has given me a chance at life again. Thank you Dr Riolo.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jan 03, 2022
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I went to Dr Riolo after suffering with back pain for 5yrs. My prior treatments included spinal surgery, medication and a lot of physical therapy none of which brought me relief. In fact I was deteriorating. Dr Riolo did a thorough evaluation, listened to my concerns and explained how he wanted to proceed. He was always patient, caring and very competent. I have finally made some progress. I would highly recommend Dr Riolo.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Ellen C – Sep 09, 2021
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At first I recognized Sr. Riolo's youth which was soon overwhelmed by his maturity, wits and altruism. When speaking with someone he makes you feel of utmost importance a priority. Takes his time to fully explain what he intends to do and the outcome he is anticipating. He's attentive and has a knack for providing you with specifics issues and if any the dangers while making you feel relaxed and comfortable then he proceeds to provide 5 Star + services and high quality treatment. One of the best doctors I've ever had. One of the best choices I've ever made for someone to relieve me of excruciating pain. Thanks Doc.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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A Tox – Jul 19, 2021
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Dr. Riolo is very patient in dealing with the degenerative issue of my back and neck. He is a skilled and caring doctor. He listens and is very responsive to my questions and concerns. He takes the time to explain the issues and explain in details my options. I have been to several doctors over the years and he was able to get to the root of the problem and I am in much, much better shape. He and his staff are very easy to work with and very quick to help you with appointments etc. It takes a special group of people to deal with patients in chronic pain. I highly recommend Dr. Riolo and his team.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sheryl S. – Jun 24, 2021
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doesnt listen.. every patient he sees is a number to him ot person he should help
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mar 24, 2021
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Dr. Riolo is a competent and caring doctor. He is super responsive to your concerns, and takes the time to thoroughly review your care plan with you. Under his care I have come to feel better than I have in a long while!
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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Sandy Sierra – Nov 13, 2020
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Dr. Riolo is wonderful. He listens and explains everything thoroughly. I highly recommend him if you have lower back pain.
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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ReFu – Jul 29, 2020
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After suffering for years with lower back pain went to see Dr Riolo who finally was able to alleviate My herniated disk pain and spine arthritis without surgery. Dr Riolo reviewed my MRI and was able to quickly and accurately tell me what my real problem was and the possible procedures I could try before considering Surgery. In less than a Month my severe back pain started to diminish just after 2 surgery free procedures. i would highly recommend Dr Riolo to anyone struggling with back pain. Thank you Dr. Riolo
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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Virgilio Cabrera – Jul 18, 2020
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I could not recommend Dr. Riolo more. I have been suffering from sciatica and muscle weakness for months after injuring myself during an exercise. He took the time to hear all my complaints and most importantly, how important exercise is for me and my lifestyle as it is part of my job. He explained all my options clearly, thoroughly and wasnt quick to rush or push any procedures on me. I felt I was in good hands. After two injections I am finally starting to feel better than I have in months just as he predicted. Even during these trying COVID times, Dr. Riolo has continued to check in on me after our virtual visit. Just a great and passionate doctor. Thank you.
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
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Michelle Kasten – May 01, 2020
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Super nice Doctor and convenience to have a consultation. Dr. Riolo always have time to listen and deliver the best option to the patient. He explains to me in an easy way to understand and makes sure that I always can reach out to him for any question and concern I might have after the visit.
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
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Nancy V – May 01, 2020
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He does all the talking and NO listening -- absolutely terrible experience! I'm surprised he even has reviews.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Vicky – Apr 27, 2020
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Dr. Riolo is thoughtful, caring, thorough, knowledgeable, helpful. I can't recommend him enough!
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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Suzanne Salomon – Jan 19, 2020
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I am extremely pleased with Dr. Riolo! I went to him by chance because my other Doctor no longer excepted my insurance. I was about to have surgery for my neck and back; however Dr. Riolo suggested we go another route. With his suggestions and support he was able to relieve most of the pain without going under the knife. I am extremely grateful to him and would highly recommend speaking to him so he can work out the best plan for you! Thank you so much Dr, Riolo I really appreciate your professionalism, kindness, support and patience with me!
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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Charlie Butera – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Riolo has been a blessing, and I am very happy with the care I have received from him so far. I am in my mid-thirties and new to dealing with back pain, so the technical language is a bit overwhelming for me. Dr. Riolo is very patient in answering my many questions, and he really takes his time to explain things to me, making sure I fully comprehend what he's telling me. That is so comforting, especially as I'm undergoing MRI's, injections, etc. for the first time. I never feel rushed when I'm in his office, he is very good at making me feel at ease during injections, and I also feel like he is very methodical and takes care not to rush to diagnosis until he's explored all options. I feel very fortunate to have found him as a doctor, and his treatment is definitely working.
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Lindsay Berhane – Dec 02, 2019
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Compassionate doctor. Patient and explains treatment options easily and thoroughly. Really seems to care. Office is a bit unorganized, sent in my paperwork a head of time and still waited a while.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 25, 2019
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I have seen Dr. Riolo three times thus far. I find him to be a compassionate, highly competent physician. I am very pleased with his expertise and professional demeanor. My condition has definitely shown significant improvement under his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nancy S. – Oct 16, 2019
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Dr. Riolo is a listening and compassionate doctor who took the time to read much of my musical record apparently in an effort to know the patient he is treating. He respected my privacy gave me as much time as needed to tell him my concerns and took as much time as I needed to understand what he wanted me to know. He will be my doctor for as long I need a good doctor. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs A very professional and compassionate dr of osteopathy.
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Vincent Cercone – Oct 02, 2019
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I went to Dr. Riolo for a consultation for lower back pain from a weightlifting injury. Dr. Riolo carefully listened to me, and his advice was thoughtful and helpful both before and after subsequent medical testing provided an exact diagnosis.
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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Daniel Iascone – Sep 20, 2019
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Riolo's care philosophy focuses on patient education and exploring all means of conservative measure prior all treatment options prior to more invasive...Read more

Biography

Thomas Riolo DO, FAAPMR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He works at NYU Langone Health....Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2014
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2014
New York University
Residency Hospital
2011
North Shore University at Plainview
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Riolo frequently treats Low Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Riolo treats.

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Dr. Riolo's office is located at 1999 Marcus Ave Suite 202, New Hyde Park, NY 11042. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Riolo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riolo treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Riolo treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riolo treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Riolo treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riolo treats Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Riolo treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Riolo's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Injection
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Locations

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Lake Success

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Lake Success1999 Marcus Ave Suite 202 New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

Mineola, NY

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)