Dr. Todd Schlifstein, MD

Dr. Todd Schlifstein, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Todd Schlifstein, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology in 1995 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and cosmetic medicine.Read his story

201 E 69th St Ste 2C

New York, NY 10021

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
more than 85% of peers
more than 80% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Schlifstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schlifstein "Dr. Todd Schlifstein is a founder and partner of Fountain Medical Group. He has been an attending physiatrist at NYU Langone Medical Center and at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation since 1999 where he is also a member of the inter-Disciplinary Pain Management Team. He is on the Faculty as an Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine from 1999 to 2009. He is a Consulting Physician at Manhattan Orthopedics at Lennox Hill Hospital since 2004. He did his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine (PM & R ) residency at New York University Medical Center - Rusk Institute from 1996-1999. He was Administrative Chief Resident- NYU Medical Center, 1998, Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital 1997 and Unit Chief at Rusk in 1997. He graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. He is an undergraduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition in 1991. He is Fellow in the American Academy of PM & R, a Diplomate with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and members in the American Osteopathic and American Medical Associations. He has a New York Medical License since 1996, Florida Medical License, and is board certified in PM & R since 2000.Dr. Schlifstein is a speaker and consultant for more than 12 pharmaceutical companies. He is regularly featured as a medical expert on a variety of topics for top media outlets including New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post,US News and World Report, Washington Post, LA Times, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, CNN, CNN Headlines News, Fox News, Discover Channel, MAXIM Magazine- Ask Dr. MAXIM, Men's Athletic Quarterly, Sports Illustrated, Good Morning America, The Today Show , ESPN, ESPN Cold Pizza, WebMD and many more. Dr. Schlifstein has testified for the United States Congress, House Reform Committee, as a medical expert on steroids and other performance enhancing products in 2005. Dr. Schlifstein has many published research studies on sports medicine and pain management in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. He is one of the leading experts in the country on performance enhancing drugs in sports, and speaks all over the country. Below is a picture of Dr. Schlifstein testifying at the United States Congress, House Reform Committee, on February 12, 2008 about performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. Dr Schlifstein has been a medical consultant and treating physician for professional Football, Baseball, Hockey, Boxers, MMA Fighters and other athletes for more than 12 years. He has as a ringside physician for MMA and Boxing Fights. He has been an Assistant Team Physician for a Professional Arena Football Team. Dr. Schlifstein serves on the Medical Board of Director of Wellness Workdays. Wellness Workdays sets up and implements wellness programs to companies to help reduce medical cost, sick days, disability, and help to prevent disease"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schlifstein "Diagnosing and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, acute and chronic pain with state of the art healthcare.

At Fountain MedSpa, Dr. Schlifstein is a true artist in cosmetic injectables. He restores and rejuvenates your appearance and always maintains your natural beauty by restoring what has been lost. He has a keen aesthetic eye. Dr. Schlifstein always takes his time to listen carefully to his patients' concerns and desires."



  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Botox® Injection
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

1 Sanction
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (9/13/2017)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New York
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Long Beach Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schlifstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlifstein to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Schlifstein's Performance

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Answers Questions
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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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Dr Todd is an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. The hardest choice for me was trusting a Doctor to work on my face. Being a male, the last thing I wanted was to look like I've had work done. He totally understood my concern and helped me look and feel great about myself. He has a great team...more
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Dr. Schlifstein accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Schlifstein has admitting privileges

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th St
New York, NY 10075
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