Dr. Douglas Schottenstein, MD

Pain Management Specialist

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18 East 48th Street, Suite 901, New York, NY, 10017

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Douglas Schottenstein, M.D., opened his own private practice so that he could deliver the highest quality of care in an advanced, self-contained center. He is one of only 200 physicians in the nation who is double-board certified in neurology and interventional pain management.

Dr. Schottenstein and his expert staff at NY Spine Medicine, treat patients suffering from a variety of acute and chronic painful conditions. Dr. Schottenstein performs a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and surgeries, including epidurals, transforaminal nerve blocks, sympathetic blocks, facet and sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency lesioning, provocative discography, annuloplasty, nucleoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal pumps.

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fantastic office! very clean and friendly. office staff is excellent. dr schottenstein is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and compassionate. he really goes out of his way to help his patients.

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Dr. Schottenstein is a highly skilled, compassionate physician who takes excellent care of his patients. He is a great doctor who is obviously at the top of his field, but even more than that, it's obvious that he cares about his patients as individuals and wants them to feel better as soon as possible. I always feel respected by the doctor and the whole staff, and trust him completely with my medical care. I also like that the office is in a great location and has appointments available at every possible time. I definitely recommend Dr. Schottenstein and NY Spine Medicine!

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Over the last 3 years, i had multiple pain management procedures in new jersey, ultimately culminating in only modest benefit. Then I had surgery. After surgery, I still felt pretty miserable. So when I went to Dr. Schottenstein's office, I really didnt expect to be able to obtain much relief. But our discussion talked about using a few different tools to obtain relief---namely, spinal cord stimulation, medication, and Pilates. It's been about 6 weeks since my latest treatment, and I seriously feel pretty darn good. My pain score is about 2-3. Im very pleased and feel very fortunate. Thank you

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wonderful doctor! so happy i found him!! dr schottenstein and his staff are an exceptional group of people who go the extra mile every single time!

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dr schottenstein is always looking to find ways to help you feel better--whether its injections or medications or other specialized consulations---i really appreciate that he isn't dogmatic about anything and explains everything to you and lets you decide what to do---im feeling 90% better after 2 epidurals and finally can walk around pain free now---thanks dr schot!

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dr schottenstein is so compassionate and nice---it is so hard to find that in a doctor nowadays. i highly recommend dr schottenstein and have also sent my mom and husband to him as well.

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Dr. Schottenstein and his office are the best! I've been seeing him for years and the office is extremely efficient and helpful. He's open even during the holidays on christmas eve and new years eve and his office is very accomodating when you're in a bind or throw your back out. Thanks Dr. S!

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Dr. Schottenstein is easily one of the most compassionate and hardworking physicians I have ever met. He is always willing to do whatever he can for his patients whether it is being very accomodating with his schedule or following up with doctors and imaging facilities to make sure that his patients have all the information they need as soon as possible. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Schottenstein to anyone seeking a pain management physician!

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dr schottenstein is a one of a kind doctor. i came in at 830am and my history was taken, i spent 30 minutes discussing everything with the doctor, and received a shot and was done within an hour or so. excellent service!!

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dr schottenstein is one of the best doctors i've ever met! dr schottenstein knows exactly what he is doing and is not pushy about anything and just provides you with all the options you have. i'm so grateful i found him on zocdoc!

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The assistant who saw me first was very thorough and kind and compassionate. The doctor was equally compassionate and extremely knowledgeable and patient---i'm really impressed with this office---everyone is so kind and friendly!!

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He's rad. Also very helpful and enthusiastic about fixing me which is rare. thank you!

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Every staff member was very nice, imformative and helpful! Dr. Shottenstein took the time to explain my condition and my health plan for the future. There was no pressure or rush for unnecessary procedures.He was very friendly and I was comforted and releaved to know in the future if I have pain , It can be taken care of immediately.The dr.also gave his buisness card and email if I ever had any questions. Great doctor,great office!

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Loved him and the staff!!! I am extremely grateful to have found him. Thank you ZocDoc!!!!!!!

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He was very attentive, explained and answered all the questions. We did non feel rushed!

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He was very profession,attentive & informative. Very satisfied.

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You only seem doctor twice the first visit and second after that you see his medical students, or PA and you only seem him when he giving you shot. And its hi and bye. Doesn't ask a question I got a shot in wrong area. I kept saying not there. But its what ever the student wrote on your file.

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I was a patient of the doctor in his former office and I am so glad I decided to follow him. His office is very efficient and the doctor is professional, thorough and makes you feel at ease with a wonderful bedside manner. He explains everything to you and does not force or push you into anything. In addition, he gives you his personal email in the event of a crisis. I don't know anyone else who does this.

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Very professional and fast. Very organized and attentive and delivered an excellent explanation.

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An excellent physician with excellent professional staff and facilities.

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Great staff; very friendly and quick. Dr. Schottenstein had a great bedside manner, is very knowledgeable, and spent a lot of time with me explaining and discussing my options. I definitely found my neurologist!

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Dr.Schottenstein really cares about the comfort of his patients and listens to them, also gave me great information about certain pains and issues I've been dealing with. Everyone in his office was really great and helpful with setting up appointments for follow ups and for MRIs. Will definitely be going back.

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Very good doctor.

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Amazing doctor. Listened to my concerns, reviewed the previous medical scan reports with focus and attention. Explained to me various options. The whole team of doctor provided me a caring, professional and friendly experience. I would give it a rating more than five if there was more than 5 star :) !!!

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Dr Schottenstein himself is fantastic. He took the time to listen to me, ask me lot's of questions, and explain his prognosis. My first impression of his office was: 1) Lot's of patients (he's popular), 2) very modern office kind of Beverly Hills looking, 3) a healthy number of staff to support him. What I really didn't like was how busy the place was and how impersonal the office felt. Yes, the doctor was great, but the only time I spent with him was during my first visit. I was asked to return for my test results and consultation, thinking that I would get a thorough consultation like my first visit with the doctor. Instead, I was left with someone who not only looked very junior and inexperienced, but also spoke in that manner. She was very minimal in explaining my test results and when I started to ask her questions, she didn't have many answers except for me to take some injections to ease any possible pain. Really? There's no other alternatives like maybe certain exercises, etc? Also, let me point out that all she really did was read off the test results that the MRI place sent her. I could've done that myself without paying for another office visit. Needless to say, I won't be returning.

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Very productive, particularly as I had prepared some questions. His responses were, where appropriate, specific and detailed. Where there were various procedures available he helped me assess the cost/benefit and risk factors of each procedure. We discussed several medications for my situation; he explained the effectiveness of each as well as its side effects. My appointment (10/20) needs follow up discussion with my cardiologist and I fully expect to hear from Dr. S in a few days

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I like Dr Schottenstein and his staff. He has a bit of a rockstar-ish character to him that I found amusing but was also taken aback by at first (he calls everyone around him honey, he's in a suit, not a white lab coat, and his hair has that perfectly disheveled look). But the Dr listened to my problem, explained to me what the issue may be and took my problem seriously. He never made our appointment feel rushed even though I could tell the office was busy. I did a nerve test there and his assistant made sure I understood the results - at his request. Everyone at his office cared about making sure that I would get an MRI right away so they could diagnose and treat me asap because I have a work trip coming up. So, I came out of the visit super impressed and hopeful that this doctor, of the many I've seen, will actually care enough and be competent enough to treat me so I can finally be rid of my lower back pain.

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I always have an excellent experience everytime I go to Dr. Schottenstein's office. He always listens to you and discusses the best solution. Highly recommend Dr. Schottenstein!

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Very thorough...everything explained very concisely.

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Yes I would see this doctor again. He took the time to understand my problems and go over my MRI scans. He gave me the different options I had to treat my problem. He said he is available by email or appointment if needed again or have a question.

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Everyone in this office is very nice and professional , will definitley tell my family and friends and even pt.s at my office ,

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very fine.freefrank& friendly talkingman.I am happy.

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My experience at Dr. Schottenstein's office was exceptional. His entire staff is warm, friendly and attentive. When I met the doctor, he was able to answer all of my questions, gave me many options and proposed an individualized treatment plan that fit my desires and needs. Besides being extremely knowledgable, Dr. Schottenstein is very personable and empathetic. He has treated me better than any other doctor I've seen. He has helped alleviate pain that I have been dealing with for many years. His office is efficient and his assistants are a delight to be around. Needless to say, I highly recommend him!

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I arrived at 8:15 for an 8:30 appointment, The Assistant saw me at 8:45 and the Doctor at 9:00. That early in the morning and behind schedule, I don't know how it goes during the day...!

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Dr. Schottenstein is amazing! I have heard nothing but good thing about him and came here on the recommendation of a friend. He listened to my whole history of how I got injured and was very helpful in explaining my images and condition to me. He has a great bedside manner and all his staff reflect this quality as well…everyone is so nice here. It is a super busy office but I was seen right away, very impressive, an A plus doctor and practice

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It was literally the best doctor visit I've ever had. The whole staff was very personable. I noticed I got there during a very busy hour so the wait was a little long but I didn't mind the wait. It gave me the chance to get some work done. Great doctor and great staff! :-) -Patricia S.

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Such an excellent facility! I have never been to such a friendly and competent staff. Dr. Schottenstein and the entire staff really go out of their way to help you with anything and everything. They are so accommodating and always squeeze me in when necessary. Dr. Schottenstein is highly intelligent and compassionate and I defienitely recoomend him!

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This place is a factory and I was just a number. The office visit was quick and the Dr. didn't even examine me. The follow up was terrible. They took a full week to get approval for an MRI (which my insurance company said if they had just called they could have gotten approval immediately). All they did was push me more and more pills and suggest injections - even when the MRI results didn't explain my symptoms. The medical assistant (I forget his name) was nice but completely useless. He would call me back but was unable to answer any questions at all and it was a frustrating game of phone tag for a full week. The doctor wouldn't speak to me unless I came in for another appointment. I would never go back to this place. They pull you in with the beautiful office and people, but it was a truly awful experience and I felt scammed.

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The doctor and his staff are very thoughtful and courteous. I seen a lot of doctors over the years and this was one of my best experiences. He is worth waiting for to see.

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Dr. Schottenstein reviewed my medical records from another doctor, made a plan for further investigation of my issues that were not suggested by first doctor, was genuinely concerned and sensitive, put me at ease, spent time with me asking questions, discussing the issues, began a medical/testing examination. I really left feeling with a sense of hopefulness that heretofore, I haven't had with another doctor. For a first visit, Dr. Schottenstein and staff were great.