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Qualifications and Experience
Neal A. Mesnick, M.D., M.A., FAAPMR is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a member of the American Medical Association and a member of the Medical Society of the state of New York. He is an attending physician at New York Presbyterian Medical Center and is on the faculty at Weill-Cornell Medical College where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine. He has published abstracts and has presented at national conferences.
Dr. Mesnick specializes in musculoskeletal injuries including neck and back pain, shoulder pain, knee and ankle pain. He believes and treating the patient as a whole in order to return them to full function.
Dr. Mesnick takes a thorough history and physical, including diagnostic testing if necessary, in order to oversee proper physical therapy. He may also prescribe medication or perform procedures such as injections to alleviate acute pain. He works closely with the licensed professionals at Advanced Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation to ensure the best possible outcome for his patients.
Verified Patient Reviews
It was great - helpful and efficient. He made the process as painless as possible and for that I'm grateful.
Pain gone! He's a magician. Physical therapist I worked with & desk staff are also great.
Great experience, and really fast too. He listened to what I had to say and didn't judge any of my assumptions. Clear course of action and I'm confident that even if this one doesn't work out, he was clear about alternatives which made me confident we have a plan.
I had been plagued with back pain for nearly two months- I had been seeing a physical therapist recommended by my primary care physician, but they had not got to the root of the problem. Within minutes of seeing Dr. Neal Mesnick, he assured me that he could fix my problem, and had me set up with a chiropractor on his team. When I walked out of his office, I was not only experiencing immediate physical relief, but also mental relief, as he and his team set me up with a care plan and were able to work around my work schedule. I can't tell you how professional, courteous, and supportive he is. I would for sure recommend him!
Dr. Mesnick was a breath of fresh air. He was compassionate but honest and treated me like a human being, not just an insurance file.
What a pleasant surprise! Rare these days to find a doctor who took his time, educated me on causes of my shoulder pain, discussed treatment, all in a very understandable, calm and reassuring manner. Office staff was great, location excellent and the office is pleasant. I'm not easily impressed or satisfied and have more than my share of sub par doctor/medical experiences. Dr. Mesnick was a breath of fresh and air gave me world class treatment for my two sore, rotator cuffs. ++
The Dr was waiting for me.........how great is that! He was quick efficient and explained his diagnosis in language someone who is not a Dr or nurse would understand. He perscribed medicine explained how to use it and the possible side effects. No BS, straight forward and direct, as a Dr. Should be.
Awesome ! Grest Dr!
I came in with some neck and back pain - Dr. Mesnick saw me right away and immediately got the source of the problem after a few simple tests. He explained everything, was very thorough and started me on a course of treatment.
Dr. Mesnick saw me instantly; he is straightforward without being brusque, attentive, engaged— a pleasure to deal with. I can't rate him highly enough.
I had a great experience w/ Dr. Mesnick and team. First, I arrived on the wrong day, grumpy and in pain. The receptionist was very nice and Dr. Mesnick actually overheard that I had come in on the wrong day and said he can fit me in anyway. Wow, when does that ever happen? I was able to see Dr. Mesnick, then Dr. Littman (chiropractor) and a physical therapist...all on the wrong day which was entirely my fault. So big plus for being so accommodating with my error. Good service is one thing, but that shouldn't solely warrant a 5 star just because they were highly accommodating. I'm also giving a 5 star b/c I am already feeling relief from my visit. I had been in pain for a little over a month, and Dr. Mesnick and team took an approach that would help me immediately but also long term correction of the issue. So not just throwing pills at the problem, but also not saying "too bad, you have to suffer with the pain now and hope it gets better w/ PT." I will continue to go to PT for the recommended time, but if all goes as well as it has been I have only good things to say about this practice.
By far my best experience in a doctor's office in quite a while. I walked in and was seen right away. Dr Mesnick was excellent. We ended up having to schedule a physical therapy session and they had an opening an hour later, which was perfectly fine with me. But then Dr. Mesnick asked the therapist to take a later lunch and she ultimately saw me right then and there. Again, phenomenal experience, I'd recommend him to everybody!
My visit was very thorough. He quickly identified the problem, but he left no stone unturned after that and made sure his quick diagnosis was supported by a) what i told him and b) by his observations. He also proceeded to make sure my follow up was in place right away, so when i left his office, i already had a month's worth of PT in my calendar. It was all very efficient and smooth.
Neal was great. Got right to the problem. Solved it. Good attitude. I liked him a lot. Greg
Dr. Mesnick was very thorough in his examination and quick to diagnose my issue. He gave me realistic feedback on a timeline for recovery and allowed me to make my own choices as to how to move forward. He gave me confidence that I would be able to accomplish my health goals.
AMAZING DOC. HE DOESNT JUST GIBE PAIN KILLERS ACTUALLY CARES ENOUGH TO HELP WITH OVERALL LIFE STYLE, EATING HABITS AND EXERCIZE. TIRED OF DOCS JUST PRESCRIPTION ON RX and CALLING IT A DAY.
Took time to explain things. Didn't feel rushed. Was seen on time.
very good doctor
Great doctor! Generally never a wait. Very good helping me with my carpal tunnel.
Such a nice guy. Very thorough and took time examining me to make a diagnosis, showing me what could be wrong using a model of the joint, explained the treatment strategy and gave me a steroid injection into my joint while humoring my pain-induced hysterics with kindness and smile. This was my first appointment with him but having seen so many drs in NYC, I could tell that he is a good doctor.
I went in with an idea of what may be causing my pain and Dr. Mesnick was kind and informative- almost immediately locating my source of pain and making a plan of action to treat it. Even worked out a consult with the onsite chiropractor and session with the physical therapist for pain management (ice/e-stim/ultrasound) the same morning. Would recommend to anyone - front desk staff was also smiling and helpful. Hoping to feel much better for my recheck in 2 weeks.
The doctor was excellent. He listened intently to my concerns and has the most wonderful bedside manner. His staff is great too (very friendly and accommodating).
I highly recommend Dr. Mesnick and his team. They gave me great advice on healing from hip bursitis. I still use the exercises months later and am still doing great.
I was in pretty terrible pain, and Dr. Mesnick was able to not only see me right away but start a treatment with a follow up plan immediately. I appreciate his "let's get this fixed" attitude, and feel confident because of it I am on my way to recovery.
I found his bedside manner brusk and jarring. I saw him for a shoulder injury, and it was very tender in certain positions. When examining my range of motion, he was fast and jerky in his movements. When I pulled away from him and indicated that it was painful, he was dismissive and said "Oh, you just don't trust me." Duh, of course not -- that doesn't mean the pain isn't real. He did this to me twice; once on the original intake, and once at the midway point. I didn't return to him after that. I'm an acrobat and have experience with a range of injuries, large and small. I've also got a pretty high pain threshold. This guy just wasn't considerate. His admin staff were also extremely disorganized. They kept losing information and submitting incomplete paperwork. More headache than it was worth. I will say, however, that his sports therapists (the folks who actually did my physical therapy) were AMAZING -- which is the only reason I returned after my first appointment.
Very professional and very knowledgable.
Great doc! Friendly and straightforward. Couldn't ask for me.
I liked it!
Excellent physician. Intelligent, thorough, and compassionate.
Dr. Mesnick was very nice and knowledgeable. He was thorough and I will definitely be back. The complete lack of wait time was much appreciated.
Great visit - he explained in a way that made sense and was straightforward about what tests / scans I would need.
He was professional, compassionate, office staff was delightful.
Great for back troubles, you basically get to see Dr. Mesnick, a chirophractor and a physical therapist in the same session for one copay. Just make sure when you reschedule follow-up appointmetns (I.e. I have to go back continually for physical therapy) that the the chiropractor is available the same day and can see you.
He was quick but accurate, and had me in Physical Therapy promptly.
Super quick to be seen. Very attentive, understanding and efficient. He took his time and made sure that I understood everything, which I appreciate. Very pleased!
Very personable and professional. Easy to talk to and very willing to deal with your problems.
He's truly the best!
I chose this practice because it was close to the train and I couldn't handle much of a walk; I wasn't counting on just how much I would luck out. Dr. Mesnick is fantastic -- attentive, patient, and sympathetic. I left with a good understanding of the cause and source of my pain, a plan of action, and a visit to the in-practice chiropractor and physical therapist. I never had to wait for more than 10 minutes to see any one individual and everyone I encountered was professional, friendly, and incredibly helpful. When I came in, I could barely walk comfortably; when I left, I was already feeling tremendously improved. Now, one day later, most of my pain has already dissipated.
It is always extremely reassuring and such a relief to visit doctor Neil Mesnick.
Great bed side manner! I was taken almost immedialety. be sure to mention that you filled out the forms online so you won't have to do it again.
I couldn't be happier with Dr. Mesnick's office! He saw me as soon as I came into the office (I didn't even have time to set my bag down) and seemed to know what I was going to say before I said it. He also arranged a short physical therapy session with one of the therapists so that I could experience some immediate relief before I left. Also worth noting is that he gave me his mobile number in case I had to reach him over the weekend (who does that?!). I am definitely a fan of Dr. Mesnick!
He's great. Very smart and attentive
Dr. Mesnick is always outstanding. Highly recommended! Particularly for sports injuries.
Very professional, saw me right away and listened to everything I had to say. One of the best doctor visits I have had in some time.
Really took his time to make sure I understood exactly what was going on. A real straight shooter.
Saw me immediately. Sent me out of an xray. Followed up with me by phone within 15 minutes of speaking with the radiologist! Very prompt and made me feel like he cared for my well-being.
Dr. Mesnick is a straight shooter. He really tells it like it is, mixing medical knowledge with a real world approach to physical therapy without pushing any thing crazy / unrealistic. It's fairly easy to get an appointment with him, and I've never had to wait to see him. He's also great about giving his personal email and cell phone in case a problem arises. As I found out after DR messed up my prescription, he really does respond right away. While I chose to find a physical therapist elsewhere, it is nice that his office does offer physical therapy services, too. Hopefully none of my friends will suffer from an injury and find themselves in need of a sports medicine doctor like I did, but if they ever do, I will recommend Dr. Mesnick without hesitation.
Nice no wait. Good beside manner. Definitely recommend him.
Excellent visit. Listened to my concerns and knew exactly what my problem was. Highly recommended.
Helpful and relieving, as always.
Great guy! Busy dr office but when he spoke to me, I didn't feel rushed. He made some light conversation then asked a few pointed questions and took notes, and recommended next steps. He patiently listened to my questions and responded to each one. Highly recommended.
Good visit. Diagnosed what I thought was carpal tunnel by doing electro tests and gave treatment. Was very thorough in explaining what he was doing during tests and what the diagnosis was.
I found Dr. Mesnick to be thorough with his assessment of my case. He was very courteous and on time with the appointment. That is rare with doctors. Many are not considerate of your time. I will update once I have completed my physical therapy in 4 weeks.
Great! He was sympathetic and talked to me in English, but was still very professional.
Dr. Mesnick was very knowledgeable and professional. The rest of the clinic (the physical therapists, the chiropractor and the receptionist) was also incredibly nice, caring and professional. I've already recommended the clinic to several of my friends, and I'd recommend it for you, too.
Professional, serious and knowledgeable.
The office was professional and efficient. I was seen almost immediately and Dr. Mesnick quickly addressed my concerns and formulated a plan for my treatment.
Had my first visit with at Dr. Mesnick's office this morning. The doctor spent about 20 minutes speaking with me and answered all my questions. He was straight forward, explained things carefully, though he did feel a little bit rushed at times and his first stabs at explanations were heavy on medical jargon. I was immediately given prescriptions and shown in to see a physical therapist, who, oddly enough, had a completely different diagnosis than the doctor. Luckily, they both agreed on the treatment despite differing on their analysis of the cause of my injury. The office was ok, nothing spectacular, nothing terribly offputting. I felt well taken care of by the team, and they were friendly and professional and low key and called me by my first name.
Good bedside manner. Never felt rushed. I walked away with a diagnosis that made a ton of sense, and spent half an hour right away with an excellent PT who educated me on a bunch of stretches and modifications in a friendly and professional way. Then, 10 minutes with the sanest chiropractor I've ever met. There's a big difference between a doctor bringing resources to bear on your problem and feeling "medicalized" where you're suddenly living in this world where it's normal to do tons of tests and take lots of drugs. I did not get the medicalized feeling with this doctor/practice. They just want to solve my problem in the most efficient way possible, using all the resources they have.
The Dr. was great, but the receptionists were rude.
He is apparently a very popular doctor. He was booked solid. He was thourough.
very congenial, professional and prompt. Hard to do better than that!
It's always great, very professional, knowledgable and caring.
clean office, everyone had a great friendly attitude. Dr Mesnick explained what was wrong very clearly as well as treatment options and asked for my opinion. I also felt like I could call him with any questions!
Extremely helpful and informative, which was exactly why I made the appointment in the first place. I needed advice more than anything about the condition of my knees and how to improve my strength and he took the time to give me just that.
friendly staff, great session with doctor who made sure i was satisfied with diagnosis and gave me options on how i wanted to proceed. Highly recommended!
Very patient, knowledgeable and understanding. He definitely took my concerns into consideration. Definitely would recommend to anyone.
He saw me on time and did not rush through explaining himself. He answered all my questions fully and I will definitely be going back to him for future problems. Physical Therapy on site is wonderfully convenient.
Great visit, reassuring and saw me twice in the same day to check out xrays.
Was shown in almost immediately. Dr. Mesnick was very professional and straightforward. Great experience overall.
Dead loss - deaf, dumb and blind to the patient
Excellent visit. I've come used to quick and efficient appointments everytime
Dr. Mesnick not only took his time to thoroughly examine my injury, but also meticulously crafted out my recovery. The wait time is virtually non-existant. Dr. Mesnick is wonderful and is complimented by an awesome staff. Highly recommend him!!
No wait was great. Went in for a foot problem and he didn't even take a look at it, felt like I was being rushed.
felt a little rushed/abrupt during my appointment but maybe that's just because he'd decided my injury wasn't too serious? I really like the availability of PT & Chiro all in same office.
Multiple Visits all with Caring and professional staff from beginning to end. Dr Mesnick is very knowledgeable
Neal was a patient, kind doctor who analyzed what was wrong and gave me clear next steps on treatment. I recommend him.
He was very helpful and confident in knowing what and how to deal with my problem.
Was very helpful and explained everything to me in detail about my injury and what i need to do get better. Even offered to have the physical therapist see me immediately! Nice office and such great help from Dr. Neal. Would highly recommend him to others.
Dr. Mesnick was very thorough and took the time to ask the right questions. He was also very willing to answer my questions and concerns, and he ultimately recommended me physical therapy routine that finally improved my condition.
Very professional, well informed, and explanatory.
Dr. Mesnick is the best! Super friendly, knowledgeable and really makes you feel like he's invested in your recovery. Highly recommended!
Extremely down to earth and straightforward, explained everything that was going on. Good team of in-house PT staff and chiro too, although it was sometimes hard to get a PT slot that I wanted as they book up quickly.
he was great - no wait time and took the time to diagnose and explain recovery (still getting me in and out in 30 minutes).
Convenient location, easy to get appointment, no wait after arrival. Addressed all of my concerns.
Dr. Mesnick was very knowledgeable and explained reasons for my back pain in a way that made sense to me. He explained my options and offered plenty of alternatives for treatment.
They called immediately to reschedule the ZocDoc appointment (possibly ZD's fault), but nice, modern office, and warm but professional attention.
Very rude, not very helpful and rushes the appt.
Effective and helpful, though this time Dr. Mesnick was rushed. Not quite as informative as last time. Still, the visit and treatment was good overall, and I'll go again without hesitation.
Really good doctor.
Dr Mesnick diagnosed my problem very quickly, but took a lot of time to explain the situation, treatment, pain relieve etc. A physical therapist was available immediately to show me all the exercises I need to do - you can be sure that things are well taken care of here!
Did not strike me as a holistic kind of doctor on any level. Nice guy who will probably just suggest a couple aspirin and basic stretches -- didn't seem like the kind of doc who digs deep to think about different or alternattreatments.
Neal found, explained and resolved my problem quickly and easily.
Dr Mesnick was great! I am a person of girth and I generally get the fat lecture before moving on to my ailment. Dr Mesnick didn't even start the fat lecture and moved right into a diagnoses of my knee pain.
Dr. mesnick was very helpful and honest.
Very knowledgeable, reassuring and had a great demeanor. Thorough explanations and offered a good options.
Great guy. Listened to everything I had to say. Was very patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone.
He seemed well informed and helpful.
Excellent! Very attentive. Did not rush at all.
Very knowledgeable, direct, personable - awesome!!! I felt comfortable asking a lot of questions.
He is great very knowledgeable and concerned about your well-being and willing to listen and answer any questions or concerns.
Dr. Mesnick was excellent- explained my MRI report in detail- very friendly an caring- also explained other options besides surgery- I was very impressed how candid he was-
Dr. Mesnick was very informative- Went over MRI images in detail exposing the origin of my injury- Very friendly and professional demeanor- excellent staff as well-
I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Mesnick. I appreciated his willingness to take the time to explain everything and make sure I understood. He seemed very knowledgeable and the fact that I was able to see that I can not just see him, but also a chiropractor and physical therapy onsite (reducing travel and co-payments) was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend.
I am writing this review early as I was impressed by the professionalism at Dr Mesnick's office. As a healthcare professional I was impressed by the time he took to explain my condition, the reasons for my pain and every option as far as rehabilitation was discussed. I recommend him as he was thorough and knowledgeable in the subject.
It is adequate. I go there and while I would like a more kind and welcoming bedside manner, the job gets done. I would say that it is really difficult to book PT sessions in a reasonable time period.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Mesnick - he was able to see me last minute, his office was clean and he explained things more than once when I needed.