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Dr. Cynthia Harden, MD

Neurologist, Epilepsy Specialist

New York, NY

Overall rating
4.6
Recent reviews
Dr Harden is excellent I love her shes a put patients first type of doctor. However, the front end staff is"too busy" to get things done efficiently. It a month later after my MRI and still i dont have my test results. The front end staff needs to prioritize their work. I'm going through my own stress, I don't think its fair that the front end staff has poor consideration for patients. Just because they are nice doesn't mean things get done accordingly. I am only at this office because of Dr Harden and the efficient hours, other than than that I wouldn't come to this office.
Dr Harden is excellent I love her shes a put patients first type of doctor. However, the front end staff is "too busy" to get things done efficiently. It a monthlater after my MRI and still i dont have my test results. The front end staff needs to prioritize their work. I'm going through my own stress, I don't think its fair that the front end staff has poor consideration for patients. Just because they are nice doesn't mean things get done accordingly. I am only at this office because of Dr Harden and the efficient hours, other than than that I wouldn't come to this office.
Shiara G. · March 24, 2019
Dr. Harden herself was great. She was patient and she really was thorough. My ophthalmologist called her with an urgent matterand she called me herself to schedule. If she has any other locations I’d see her there because the 14th street location is horrible. (Has no reflection on the doctor herself.) Dr. Harden sent me for an MRI and a CTA. I needed prior authorization for the CTA and a member of her staff, named Jennifer, told NYU that she didn’t have the time to do it. When I called my insurance I was told they were waiting for a fax from them and that they had started the prior authorization 1 hour before I called. Absolutely ridiculous. As I work for a doctor I know that PA’s need to be done at least 2 days in advance because insurance can take time to approve or deny. Then when I called the office to speak to Jennifer she caught an attitude yelled “oh my god” and slammed down the phone. Another staff member helped me and completed my prior authorization although I still had to reschedule my CTA. I’ve had the results from NYU for a week and still waiting for someone to review the results. But don’t call the office. They don’t answer and their voicemail is full. Again Dr.Harden is fantastic but the staff can drive patients away quick.
Dr. Harden herself was great. She was patient and she really was thorough. My ophthalmologist called her with an urgent matter and she called me herself to schedule. If she hasany other locations I’d see her there because the 14th street location is horrible. (Has no reflection on the doctor herself.) Dr. Harden sent me for an MRI and a CTA. I needed prior authorization for the CTA and a member of her staff, named Jennifer, told NYU that she didn’t have the time to do it. When I called my insurance I was told they were waiting for a fax from them and that they had started the prior authorization 1 hour before I called. Absolutely ridiculous. As I work for a doctor I know that PA’s need to be done at least 2 days in advance because insurance can take time to approve or deny. Then when I called the office to speak to Jennifer she caught an attitude yelled “oh my god” and slammed down the phone. Another staff member helped me and completed my prior authorization although I still had to reschedule my CTA. I’ve had the results from NYU for a week and still waiting for someone to review the results. But don’t call the office. They don’t answer and their voicemail is full. Again Dr.Harden is fantastic but the staff can drive patients away quick.
Justice R. · March 11, 2019

About Dr. Cynthia Harden

Please note if you do not have any diagnostics done prior to coming to your appointment with Dr Harden (ex: bloodwork, imaging, etc ), your upcoming encounter at 14 Street Medical Arts Clinic will consist of two visits, Initial Evaluation (performed by Dr Harden’ Neurology Staff Physician) and Neurology Consultation (performed by Dr Harden). You will be receiving a call inquiring about your medical history, and if needed, be scheduled to Dr Harden directly. - Initial Evaluation is usually done by Dr Harden’ Staff Physicians. During this visit, we will conduct certain routine office procedures and diagnostic tests, as needed, such as Blood Work, Electrocardiogram, Vascular and General Ultrasound Studies, Nerve Conduction Study (NCV), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Sleep studies, etc., to create underlying diagnostics and data for proper treatment plan. Dr Harden' state of the art office technology provides patients to do most diagnostics on-site during first visit, all diagnostic results are normally ready within a week. -Neurological Consultation is performed by Dr Harden, where she will evaluate all diagnostics and data, and create your treatment plan. If needed, depending on condition, Doctor will do “STAT” / “Wet” (immediate) reading. Dr Cynthia Harden is a compassionate and considerate neurologist who joined 14 Street Medical Arts team and is serving the community of Lower East side of New York. Dr Harden is board certified in Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology. Dr. Harden is a highly respected and established member of the international Neurology community. She has been cited in New York Magazine as a top doctor and as one of the top five epilepsy doctors in the United States in 2014. In April 2016, Dr Harden became a chair of the epilepsy section of the American Academy of Neurology. Until recently, Dr Harden was a Director of Epilepsy Services for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City During her consultations, Dr. Harden fully explains patients’ conditions and helps them choose an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Harden gives each patient her focused attention, and she prides herself on delivering the best treatment available. She is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Neurologist
  • Epilepsy Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology (Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Epilepsy (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Wisconsin, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Neurology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology

Professional memberships

  • American Neurological Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1477640563

Dr. Cynthia Harden's office location

14 Street Medical P.C.

332 E 14th St

New York, NY 10003

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Dr Harden is excellent I love her shes a put patients first type of doctor. However, the front end staff is "too busy" to get things done efficiently. It a month later after my MRI and still i dont have mytest results. The front end staff needs to prioritize their work. I'm going through my own stress, I don't think its fair that the front end staff has poor consideration for patients. Just because they are nice doesn't mean things get done accordingly. I am only at this office because of Dr Harden and the efficient hours, other than than that I wouldn't come to this office.
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Dr. Harden herself was great. She was patient and she really was thorough. My ophthalmologist called her with an urgent matter and she called me herself to schedule. If she has any other locations I’d see her there because the 14thstreet location is horrible. (Has no reflection on the doctor herself.) Dr. Harden sent me for an MRI and a CTA. I needed prior authorization for the CTA and a member of her staff, named Jennifer, told NYU that she didn’t have the time to do it. When I called my insurance I was told they were waiting for a fax from them and that they had started the prior authorization 1 hour before I called. Absolutely ridiculous. As I work for a doctor I know that PA’s need to be done at least 2 days in advance because insurance can take time to approve or deny. Then when I called the office to speak to Jennifer she caught an attitude yelled “oh my god” and slammed down the phone. Another staff member helped me and completed my prior authorization although I still had to reschedule my CTA. I’ve had the results from NYU for a week and still waiting for someone to review the results. But don’t call the office. They don’t answer and their voicemail is full. Again Dr.Harden is fantastic but the staff can drive patients away quick.
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Very professional! Was a bit of a process to get the appt...you see an internist first in their office. In my case needed an MRI and EMG which are two separate tests. Overall 2 weeks which is not bad (I hadbad lower back pain from disc protrusions) and was gived meds for that by Dr Oweis who saw me first (thry worked great!). Overall I am satisfied with the care. Wait time cab be a bit long however lets be realistic in the getting good care in NYC will always be a wait so come prepared for that!
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Only been once ... first visits don’t actually see the neurologist-have to see the physician first then schedule a follow up. Physician I saw was definitely very straight forward and she was hilarious. Helpful staff. Clean offices, clean bathroom.
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The front desk staff was wonderful
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I had to reschedule, not them. They were very professional and immediately rescheduled.
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Felt very unprofessional; after having waited 2 hours for a follow-up, it was quite rude of the doctor to ignore me mid-appointment for her to answer her daughter‘ s text, and then later to take a phone call for her dinnerplans after. Also, they didn’t have the test results for my follow-up, therefore making the appointment somewhat pointless and very frustrating. Very kind nurses however.
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The office is very clean. There is no wait time. The staff is very friendly and polite. You do all of your forms on an iPad. It’s really cool.
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2 absolutely extraordinary long wait time. Dr seemed nice, though when I finally saw her
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