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Dr. Michael J. Katz, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Michael Katz is an orthopedic surgeon who treats patients in Flushing, New York and its surrounding areas. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the American Board of Forensic Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Nassau County Medical Society, American Medical Association, and the American Fracture Association. Upon graduating with honors from Queens College of City University of New York, Dr. Katz attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also graduated with honors. He completed an internship and his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Experienced in a multitude of orthopedic-related scenarios, Dr. Katz treats patients with a variety of issues, including neck, back, shoulder, knee, and hand problems, sports injuries, no-fault injuries,and worker’s compensation injuries.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • New York Magazine "Best Doctors"
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Medicine and Healthcare
  • Castle and Connolly's Best Doctors

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427126747

Office locations

Michael Katz

146-53 Delaware Ave

Flushing, NY 11355

Patient reviews
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He took time and explained everything to me in detail and understood my concerns in detail. Awesome doctor, will recommend him to anybody.
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I am extremely upset that I have to give anyone at all a bad review, however I am extremely upset and appalled by the over attitude of this man. I went to him for the first time regarding my knees asI cannot walk. He saw me for 5 min. Checked my knees told me to get X-rays and rescheduled. I did the above and went back to him where again he saw me for 5 min. Told me I have such and such condition in both knees told me to get physical therapy , when I had to ask him my options instead of him telling my what my options are. He is always reluctant to speak, you have to question him for answers. He recommend a few other treatments and one of them was the Supartz injection. After hearing that it would possibly help me walking and prolong my knee surgery I agreed to do it. His nurse/receptionist asked me if I was allergic to chicken or any substance made of chicken and after asking the side effects I scheduled the shot. I went back got the injection. He was very gentle and I appreciated his steady hands. However the entry point of the injection was a blind one. No ultrasound as it is often done. But maybe that was his procedure and I respected that. My problem came with my 4th visit in which in scheduled my 2nd round. Unfortunately i did not take well to the injection and was having increased difficulty walking. When I told this to his nurse/receptionist she was a bit baffled and said the doctor would not administer the other shot. I told her I would like to speak to the doctor himself. When he came in the room he came no where near me in fact he stood behind my daughter and spoke from a distance. When I told him my complaint he was extremely dismissing disclaiming 4 times that the pain I was experiencing wasn’t atypical and it wasn’t even a part of the FDA guidelines of side effects. He asked me from afar to raise my leg bend it etc. once again he did not even touch my knee or examine my movement. My daughter asked him for a referral to a surgeon and he said we can go where ever we want. He was extremely unprofessional and very nervous about our encounter. I also asked him about a new bone swelling and pain that I am having in my hand AND HE BACKED OUT THE DOOR SAYING WE CAN WORRY ABOUT THAT WHEN THE KNEE IS BETTER. was I refused treatment from an orthopedic doctor? My insurance covers the doctors visit irrespective of the treatment. He refused to answer a question or even look at both my knees and my hands. If you are someone who is impressed by a few old awards plastered in the waiting room then go for it. But if you want a doctor who is passionate about his job and his patients then it is in my opinion that you can find better. Once again I am not defaming this doctor I am simply reviewing and sharing my experience with my peers. Thank you.
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I loved it as soon as I walked in. Felt very welcomed, was greed by receptionist. Waited about 20 minutes and was triage. Once there the doctor greets with a firm handshake and listen to your compliant. Explains exactly what hesees and is very details on my solution. Although I made him repeat it more than once, he never sounds upset to have to repeat anything. I would recommend 100%
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Useless. I went because I was told I need surgery on my ankle. He said I need surgery on my ankle. He didn't do it, and his receptionist couldn't be bothered to find someone who could. He never even looked atmy ankle. All paper records--receptionist didn't know anything about anything. I asked for a pain killer (I have two broken bones) and he gave me samples of Naproxin. Ridiculous. Waste of time during a time-sensitive period.
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Unfriendly and refuse to do anything outside of physical therapy, even though he was told other symptoms came on after doing the recommended physical therapy. Selected this doc because he was available on Sundays but not worth the trip, will find someone that will take my care more serious.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Katz was great. Very efficient, diagnosed me quickly and prescribed physical therapy all within minutes.
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Awesome 100000/10. Personal assistant or maybe wife, also 100000/10 Roman.
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He was very helpful and came with a solution for my pain. Definitely going back to see him! Highly recommend
More than 1 year ago
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I was pleased with the professionalism and personable treatment I received from the time of sign in to picking up my prescription. Highly recommend
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I wouldn't recommend this doctor because he was in a rush trying to finish with me as soon as possible so he can see another patient. In the end he didn't even say bye or didn't even ask if I hadany other questions for him. I had to call him myself because I had more questions. In his profile picture doctor is smiling but in reality throughout the whole appointment time he didn't even smile once.
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Very warm and welcoming staff. The doctor asked and answered all questions! Veryprofessional. Great bedside manner.
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Great!
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Dr. Katz was very professional. Took his time explaining my condition and answered all my questions pleasantly. His assistance Sherry is very nice.
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Excellent
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Dr Katz is very professional and knowledgeable. Although he does not do plastic surgeries like the one I requested, he precisely explained to me how my procedure should look like, how long it will take and advised me how to proceedwith my case with the plastic surgeon and insurance.
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It was very fast in and out.. thought he would take more time on my situation
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My visit was excellent the doctor is very nice and polite
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This was my 1st visit and he seamed very nice and on point. However, I think I need a few visits to really make this type of assessment.
More than 1 year ago
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Staff very polite , they saw me right away. Doctor was very good . He asked me lot of questions also examined me . I will definitely come back .
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He was very nice and professional!
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Just waist time
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I went in for two reasons, an injury as well as a chronic condition. I was treated very quickly and abruptly as it pertained to the injury; I wasn't even given a chance to explain my chronic condition- I found myselftrying to finish my questions as I was ushered out, at which point I was told it would be addressed at the next appointment, 30 days later. When I went to my follow-up appointment, the doctor seemed dismissive when I tried to bring up the matter that wasn't resolved and gave me a referral to have labs drawn (which could have been taken care of during the previous appointment if he would have dedicated an extra 30 seconds to addressing my concerns). At the time, I was also experiencing acute muscle spasms so I asked him about the type of doctor I should see and he replied with seeming disdain at my ignorance. Silly me...
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He was fantastic!
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VERY BRIEF, DIDNT EXAMINE WELL ENOUGH.
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Overall it was great. Although, I had to walk outside a block to another building to get x-rays and back to his office to drop it off. The wait there was another 30-60 minutes to register you, etc.
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He's good.
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Dr. Katz helped me diagnose my neck pain and point me in the direction of healing treatment. As someone who is reluctant to see a doctor unless it is absolutely necessary, I am happy to have found Dr. Katz last minute as I am on my way to recovery.
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Does not explain or communicate with you his answers are very short and tries to spent the least time with you very loisy Doctor I just spent time and money for no result disrecommended failure Doctor do not wast your time and money with him
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He just wasted my time and my money Not enought communication no explaining I left and I did not even know what I was doing Never return I have to see an other specialist For the same reason. Like most doctorshe just need the money nothing else. Wast of time and money
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His office is easy to find. His staff is very professional. I arrived early. Due in part to filling out my paperwork online, I only had to sign a few pieces of paper while in the office. My waiting room timewas less than 10 minutes. I spent a total of maybe 10 minutes with him as this was a consultation. He was very professional and calming. He gave an initial diagnosis that, although I was prepared to hear, alleviated my concerns to some degree.
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I think it was great...his receptionist is very polite, and mannerly....highly recommended this office to anyone...Dr Katz is a good Dr and very gentle with you...
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Very good dr took the time to explain why I was not a good candidate for replacement knee surgury Also gave me options not like other dr that I have been to where I felt like I was just rushed inand out of his office again great doctor he is the KATZ meow
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Dr. Katz is succinct and professional. It may appear to some patients that he is hasty or slapdash in his approach, but I found his assessment, while rapid, accurate and helpful. I have a follow up in a few weeks andwill definitely be going! I would definitely recommend him to my peers.
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Very friendly and knowledgeable doctor. After visiting half a dozen of other doctors, he was the first who really listened and was open minded. Instead of shooting out "standard" diagnosis he ordered wide range of tests and managed to provide me with diagnosis and treatment plan.
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Waited 20 minutes. Very knowledgeable and pleasant.
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Único q fala una persona bilingue paraq ayude a los q no entendemos mucho inglés
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It was a good experience and Dr. Katz gave me a good explanation and applied the right Treatment to cure my suffering. I'm feeling better now.
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Very Kind and his advice is very useful.
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I higtly recommand Dr Katz.He is very...very professional!
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I didn't quite understand the combination of receptionist/nurse and that person seemed a little lost. All the answers about authorization were broad and not reasonable.
More than 1 year ago
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He examined me, and gave me better answers then previous Dr.'s. I barely waited 5 minutes.
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Very straight and precise professional. Nothing left to chance. Good follow up schedule.
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the office was nicely decorated. the receptionist was helpful. the doctor had excellent bedside manner and was able to address my issue immediately.
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I love himmmm ?? He and his secretary are very nice ??
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Initial assessment only to date. He described symptoms that I hadn't told him about from a brief examination. I am confident that once I get prescribed x-rays we will have a more complete prognosis.
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Fit me in immediately. He knew exactly what my condition was due to. He was very honest, ruled out surgery and treated me with prescription medication that worked perfectly. No wasted time and right to the point. Thank you Dr. Katz.
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Is a good doctor
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I didn't interact long with him, so I can't say how great / bad he is. He looked quickly at my shoulder, made a suggestion and moved on. He was in and out.
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I think He identified my problem very earlier... I am happy he is simple awesome
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Doctor was very professional and knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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