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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Ravitz is a board certified Neurologist and Pain Management specialist with fellowship training in Headache Medicine. She is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of all neurologic conditions involving both the central and peripheral nervous system. Dr. Ravitz also has additional interest and training in the treatment of Headaches. She uses a holistic approach to treatment that includes pharmacotherapy, Botox, trigger point injections, physical therapy, and diet and lifestyle changes help patients return to active lives without pain. Dr. Ravitz is a board certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. She is a member of the American Headache Society and serves on the Board of Directors for the New York County Medical Society. She is dedicated to her continuing medical education and attends conferences around the country in her field. She was recently named as a Super Doctor and one of New York’s Rising Stars in the New York Times Magazine, an award recognizing young physicians. In her free time, Dr. Ravitz enjoys surfing, running, and yoga. To make an appointment with Dr. Ravitz, please make sure to include your member ID/subscriber number for your insurance.
Verified Patient Reviews
She’s really respectful, and she seemed like she cared. It wasn’t bad at all. The wait was long, but that was my fault I think.
This doctor prescribed me medicine and never sent it to the phramacy. I checked with the front desk to make sure it was sent before I left the office and have since called the office TWO TIMES to fill this, specifying the pharmacy’s name AND address. Each time they told me it was sent. I still don’t have my medication.
Dr. Ravitz is by far the best neurologist I have been to. She is very thorough and kind and really listens to your concerns. Highly recommend.
Dr. Ravitz was very easy to talk to and took her time listening to my issues and concerns. Highly recommend.
Dr. Risa Ravits is an exceptionally caring patient and knowledgeable neurologist. She carefully listens to all the concerns and address them.
Dr. Ravitz is one of the most greatest doctors i've seen for neuorology. She answered my questions fully and was very attentive of my concerns. I recommend her for anyone who is worried about their head pains or anything of that matter.
Dr. Ravitz is both professional and attentive. She listens very carefully and is reassuring. I highly recommend her.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I'm a long term sufferer of chronic migraines due to lymes disease. I've seen many neurologists over the years and she's very understanding, listens well, and is very sympathetic. I didn't feel rush at all, she took time to ask me questions. I would highly recommend Dr Ravitz.
Very professional and caring. I really recommend her.
She was really relaxed which made me feel comfortable. She's great.
Dr. Ravitz was amazing she took her time to listen to all of my concerns. Not once did i feel rushed by her, she seem very interested in getting to the root of the problem and finding a solution a for me. she was very detailed in what would be our approach and solution. Highly recommend her.
She was very nice, very concerning and helpful.
She was very caring and understanding.
Very professional, knowledgeable, and interested in long term health and wellness.
She was kind, and very serious about her duty as a Dr.
Dr. Ravitz seemed to be very knowledgable. Her bedside manner was fine, but didn't think she really had much interest in me or my illness. Hopeful my next appointment will be better.
It went well. She listened to my concerns, and we discussed what the next steps should be. I feel like she took my concerns seriously, and I look forward to my follow-up appointment.
Great professional service. Provided me with a liberal amount of time.
Very nice and helpful and professional
Listened to my symptoms, didnt rush me and was upfront and direct about what the issue could be. Very easy to talk to, very personable.
Dr Ravitz was great. I went for a 2nd opinion for tingling and numbness due to a pinched nerve. She was knowledgable, confident and kind. She asked great questions and was very competent. She was also very easy to talk to, and I look forward to seeing her again.
The first visit went well. I did not wait very long. I was seen very quickly. I waited less than 10 min. Although, Dr. Ravitz wasn't a bubbly person, she showed concern about my condition. She took all options into consideration to give me the best treatment. I will be seeing her again for all my follow up visits.
Dr. Ravitz , was awesome.
Very kind, personable. Would go to again.
Dr. Risa was kind, empathetic, and thorough. She is also very professional, and a great listener. Her office is warm, welcoming, and very efficient. Everyone I interacted with knew exactly what they should be doing. Very highly recommend her.
Awful office. They charge you before you get seen, the wait was close to an hour, and the waiting room is full of people shouting. The doctor barely listened to what I had to say and simply told me to go get an MRI which would cost an exorbitant amount. Would never return.
Dr. Ravitz is an excellent caring doctor .
Dr. Ravitz is easygoing, efficient, and goes out of her way to help.
It was good ??
Great neurologist, love that she's not waiting for you with her prescription pad in hand.
Her office is clean and bright and the staff are great. She's very professional and a wonderful doctor.
Extremely attentive and really cares about the patients.
I had a great first appointment with Dr. Ravitz. I have headache issues that have yet to be diagnosed. Dr. Ravitz took the time to listen to the whole story, took my theories about what it might be seriously, and ordered several tests that I hope will shed some light. In the past I've had experiences with healthcare providers not believing my headache problems were serious and dismissing my thoughts and concerns, and that was absolutely not the case here. I vastly appreciate her help and will definitely keep seeing her.
She is an amazing doctor!
The wait time was only due to a scheduling conflict and was not an issue. Dr. Ravitz has been absolutely wonderful throughout my 1+ years of visiting her. I have been seeing her for migraine management, and she has helped me get them completely under control.
She is really exceptional with an incredible staff
Dr. Risa M. Ravitz is seriously an amazing doctor, I can't recommend her enough! She's friendly, compassionate, warm and very knowledgeable. Her personality just makes each visit a delight, even if a situation for the visit isn't.
I loved my visit with Dr. Ravitz. She is amazing and so sweet and kind!
Dr. Ravitz took the time to listen to my symptoms and experience, and recommended multiple follow-up tests to ensure I took all necessary precautions. I'm looking forward to my follow-up appointment with her.
She was nice, but I didn't really feel she helped me (or that she believed she could help me). She listened to my symptoms/history (quite long), but didn't examine me. She prescribed a medicine and ordered an MRI. I did not feel that she discussed the medication and its potential side effects adequately, especially because I told her I was concerned about it. She told me to "play around" with the dose to see what would work for me. I discussed it in greater detail with the pharmacist (this is the first time I have asked to speak to the pharmacist about a new medication, as I usually feel comfortable enough to discuss it with the doctor). I was hoping for more help or at least some more hope/optimism, since I have been in pain for a long time, but she didn't really inspire the confidence that she could even help me. The wait was long (over an hour from the appointment time and I arrived early to complete paperwork), and the waiting room was entirely packed and quite uncomfortable. People talk on cell phones even though there is a sign stating "no cell phone use." There are several doctors at this practice, so the packed wait room is likely a result of that. I always expect to wait a while at the doctor, especially as a new patient, but I worry that the wait will always be very long for follow up visits, too. Also, the front desk staff were rude and unfriendly. They made me really, really uncomfortable. They talked very loudly amongst themselves (but for the entire waiting room to hear) about insurance issues of patients who were waiting (and you could tell, because they would be discussing it and then they would call the person up).
Risa is a nice person, but not a great doctor. If she is knowledgeable, she doesn't give the patient a feeling of confidence. I didn't feel that she was completely present at the appointment.
Dr. Ravitz is a very attentive,knowledgeable doctor. It is always a positive experience seeing her.
My first visit with Dr. Ravitz was fantastic. She's a great listener, truly caress about getting you the best help she can and gives you genuine advice and feedback. I definitely recommend her. She's friendly and caring as well, which always helps when you are trying to find the right doctor for you.
Dr.Ravitz is thorough. She does an initial intake with some general testing and followed up with scheduling a few more tests. She is easy to talk to and I'm happy that she's working from a few angles.
Nice staff and nice office. Dr. Ravitz is calm and friendly. Dr. Ravitz explained that she specializes in neurology, not psychiatry. She was happy to take care of me temporarily, but preferred I find an actual psychiatrist long-term which I understand. The confusion was due to my insurance (Aetna) suggesting a neurologist when I searched for in-network psychiatrists. Overall it was a pleasant experience.
I only saw the doctor for a short consultation and she comes across as pleasant and competent; however, the wait for such a short consultation was one hour and fifteen minutes.
I saw her for migraine/chronic headaches. Unlike some of the reviews I noticed here, I was not expecting much, because the science of chronic headaches is muddy -- even some recent research papers reccommend a trial and error approach with medicines for PREVENTING headache episodes. She did however suggest some good postural changes and a good medicine to ABORT headaches.
I enjoyed my first visit with Dr. Ravitz. She's very down to earth. Seemed genuinely concerned about what was going on with me.
Waiting time is terrible and the receptionists are not very friendly not knowledgable. The doctor was ok, just ordered a bunch of exams. Don't think I'll recommend this place to busy professionals since you will be spending double of your time checking in, waiting and check out.
Dr. Ravitz is knowledgeable and quickly gets to the point. There was no wait to see her she was calm and thorough.
I really felt like she listened to me and was a helpful doctor.
Dr. Ravitz and her staff was kindly accommodating to my needs. I was worried about my symptoms and Dr. Ravitz and her staff performed several tests, extensive blood work and scheduled an MRI. I was pleased with their services and their level of commitment to patients. I felt comfortable and well taken care of, especially since it was my first time seeing a neurologist. I look forward to going back for a follow up.
She was really passionate and caring, wonderful bedside manner. She also gave me information on the medication a different doctor prescribed in the past. Very helpful!
Very dedicated doctor.
Thorough and take time to listen to the concerns and recommendations
Dr. Ravitz is amazing! Her staff on the other hand is a nightmare to deal with. I hope she switches offices then I would stick with her forever. Thanks for being a caring great doctor. I wish her staff put in a quarter of the effort that she does.
Dr. Ravitz was professional and thorough.
First visit so I am not entirely sure. She didn't do much in terms of looking at the way my dizziness was manifesting - just did a couple "push against my hand" type neuro tests, taking about 30 seconds. I felt her suggestions were based on other people who had come in with similar symptoms... which is okay but does seem to leave a lot of room for misdiagnosis. She did suggest a follow up test though so I will see how that goes. I liked her vibe and she was kind and clear. The office was nice. The receptionist was nice.
As always it is a pleasure to see Dr. Ravitz. She is always prompt and attentive. I never feel rushed. She listens to everything and always gives very good advise.
Very professional and caring doctor. Spent a lot of time, and unhurried consultation. Would recommend highly.
listen and cares ask the right questions and responded apropiately
Doctor Ravitz was thorough, knowledgeable, friendly, and a good listener. I appreciate her willingness to follow through with tests even though she's already pretty sure it's nothing. She also gave good advice on simple things I can do on a daily basis to improve my mental acuity, and suggested we try ameliorating the situation without medication. I'm impressed, she is a very talented doctor.
Dr Ravitz is wonderful. She actually called my other doctor while I was having a test done and came back with a more holistic approach to my health issues having gained a better view of what was going on through another specialist. This is the first time a Dr has ever taken the time to do that! I really appreciated it.
First time seeing Dr. Ravitz and had a great experience. She was very nice and really listened to me. The staff is friendly and helpfull. I'm glad I found Dr. Ravitz.
I would highly recommend Dr. Ravitz. She was very professional. Took the time to listen and great clinical advice.
Very professional office atmosphere, short wait. The doctor was very caring and kind, showed interest in the patient, attended all my questions and concerns. Definitely recommend!!!!
She is very impresssive and sits and listens to my problems and seems to have answers. She is very mild and soft spoken. Dr. Ravitz makes you feel very comfortable.
Dr. Ravitz is a true professional! She is warm and compassionate as well as knowledgeable. She answered my questions and made me feel at ease while having a procedure. I will definitely be connecting with her again.
Dr. Ravitz was professional, informative and personable. I felt that I was in very good hands.
Dr. Ravitz was excellent. Actually it was one of the most pleasant doctors appointment which I have ever experienced. The waiting time was unusual short and the stuff was super nice. Dr. Ravitz was really knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable throughout the appointment! I would highly recommend!
Amazing experience really great doctor that spent time with me and showed she cared. She seemed genuine in wanting to help me with my migraines and vertigo. I highly recommend her and I'm glad I found her. Thank you!!!!
Very professional and caring Doctor. She gave me my options and suggested I think about them. No pressure on me as a patient and I appreciate that!
Professional, efficient, sensitive, calm, solution-oriented
She is great, very thoughtful and clear. Listens and has genuine concern. Easy to communicate out of office as well.
Dr. Ravitz is the best. Empathetic, super effective, a great listener, and a pleasure to visit.
This doctor is the best I have seen whilst in NY (I've seen three in the last three months). She took her time with my records, answered my questions patiently and thoroughly, and gave me honest advice on how to proceed on many aspects. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Very professional, caring, and knowledgable. A+.
The overall experience was very pleasant: the office environment was very relaxing, Dr. Ravitz was very friendly, personable and thorough.
Great office, friendly staff! Made me feel very comfortable and at ease
Dr. Ravitz is exceptional. She takes her time to get to you know you, your lifestyle, and your ideals.. I have not met a doctor like her. Very personable and I fee like she genuinely cares.
I find Dr. Ravitz to be very professional and caring. She always takes the time to listen and offer thoughtful advise.
Dr. Ravitz is an exceptional doctor. Although I have only seen her once, I am excited about the clear course of action she put together. Dr. Ravitz is a consummate listener, made me feel at ease, and the painful issue I was coming in to have evaluated was taken seriously. I feel confident that Dr. Ravitz will be able to help me get back on my feet, and back to an active lifestyle!
The things that most impressed my about Dr. Ravitz were here familiarity with recent studies pertinent to my condition, her ability to explain the significance and relevant importance of different test results and her reluctance to prescribe medication which, although available, she clearly is not convinced of the value of. It is also an appealing, spacious office suite thus an agreeable place to be treated.
Dr. Ravitz and her staff were very comforting and professional. Today was only my first visit, but I'm confident she will find the source of the discomfort.
The doctor is excellent: attentive and takes her time. The front desk staff is terrible. I had booked an appointment on ZocDoc, and then I received a phone call from the office to reschedule that appointment. I received confirmation of the reschedule from ZocDoc. When I checked in the unnecessarily gruff receptionist told me that my appointment was for a future date. She finally accepted what I was telling her and put me down for a visit 30 minutes after my scheduled visit. Only after pushing hard and receiving no apology did I get seen earlier. In the end I only had to wait 17 minutes, but why the unnecessary gruff rudeness? Similar attitude by another receptionist when scheduling a follow up. Again, Dr. Ravitz is excellent, just the desk staff that is lacking.
She is the most thorough caring doctor I have ever met! Could not recommend her more.
Finding The right neurologist can be a challenge and I know a few but this one top of the top knows her stuff and really cares, you would be a fool not to make an app with Risa definately creme de la creme. And I usually don't write teviews
Very understanding and explains things well. Not one to brush you off with treatments that haven't worked in the past. Also open to non-medical answers to supplement treatment. Great office staff too.
Dr Ravitz was attentive, informative and kind. I did not feel rushed which I appreciate very much.
Dr Ravitz was extremely patient and informative. Very sweet and knowledgeable, I will definitely continue seeing her!
Dr. Ravitz is excellent, a extremely talented and caring physician.
I've never been one for reviews but I feel like Dr. Ravitz deserves it. I've worked in the medical/dental field for about 6 years which has made me a little skeptical about some docs you come across out there- especially in Manhattan. Dr. Ravitz was so cool and understanding of everything that was going on with me and gave off such a great feeling of actually caring and knowing what she was talking about. You could tell by the way she interacted with other patients and staff that she just cares about people in general and she was also extremely knowledgeable. I called to ask some questions a couple days after my initial appointment and she not only called me back- but said to call her back again if I had any questions or concerns. I feel like the quality of care I was provided was extraordinary and her knowledge and confidence was spot on and reassuring. Highly recommend.
Amazing doctor and nice staff
Dr. Ravitz was able to fit me in last minute on a Friday night before a long holiday weekend. She is kind, easy to talk with and knows her stuff. She also takes NYS No-Fault insurance. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a neurologist.
Very thorough and asked questions I hadn't thought of.
Dr. Ravitz was caring, sensitive, patient and thorough. I would highly recommend her.
It was very good and plaisant She raise my expectation as a new patient
She is very attentive and diligent.
I am so happy I found Dr. Ravitz on zocdoc. She is very attentive and thoughtful in her care and recommendations for treatment and never rushed or distracted.I would highly recommend her.
After calling around twelve neurologists on a list given to me by my general practicioner's office that didn't accept NY-No Fault insurance after a car accident, I found Dr. Ravitz on Zoc Doc. It was super easy to get an appointment. Even though I was shaken up because of the accident, I found the office staff is patient, polite and courteous. They give complete information to detailed questions. Dr. Ravitz was also patient, courteous and polite. She was very knowledgeable, empathic and thorough. She also cares about the general health of her patients. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait to see her but it is worth. During my time with her, I really felt rushed. She is fabulous.
This is my first visit with Dr. Ravitz. She's pleasant, thorough, and she listens. I'm still waiting for the results in 2 weeks and I'm really hoping she will really be able to address all my concerns. The office is clean and the staff are very professional. I would recommend this doctor.
I was looking for a goos neurologist and couldn't decide to whom should I go. I am happy I made an appointment with dr. Ravitz! She listened to everything I had to say, asked many questions in order to understand my situation and was very positive and outgoing! The office was very clean and staff polite. I had waited about 20-25 minutes, but it was OK since I was busy completing the paperwork, this beeing my first visit. I will go back for sure!
Fantastic! Listened well and gave thoughtful responses. She seems very thorough in her approach.
I recommend Dr. Ravitz without hesitation. I feel very confident in her advice and in the course of action that she has laid out to manage my migraines. It's great to feel like you have someone on your team! I do have qualms about the office staff. On three occasions, I left with the understanding that a staff person would follow up with me on next steps and scheduling situations, and on all three of those occasions, I did not hear from anyone, and had to pick up the case myself weeks later. I have also had issues with appointments being scheduled and confirmed, and then cancelled or rescheduled without my knowledge. I would recommend calling and booking over the phone rather than online to avoid that confusion.
She was the first ENT in a while that did not condescend to me, and prescribed Neurontin without giving me a hard time. She was knowledgeable and sympathetic and even gave me an recommendation for a different specialist to work with my nose.
When I arrived at the office at 10 am, there was some confusion about my appointment time. Although I've scheduled for 10am, my appointment showed up in their system at 9:30 and that backed up everyone after me. Dr Ravitz was very accommodating and tried to squeeze me in, but I've still experienced wait times before and during a test procedure. Overall it was a good experience - the medical supporting staff was kind and patient, though the front desk staff could be a bit more professional.
I saw Dr. Ravitz for chronic headaches and she saw me right away and took the time to fully listen to my story and symptoms. I'd recommend.
I think she is great. The front desk amazing they help me out in getting what I needed very nice and very clean office thank you guys an I'll see them very soon.
great doctor, felt very comfortable throughout the entire process.
I love this office and the staff! I made s mistake showing up at the wrong date for the appointment and the staff handled with such grace and professionalism they took me in right away! Doctors Ravitz and Kuo are totally amazing and really made me feel like they care for me! I'm so glad to find this office!
This was my first visit to Dr. Ravitz. She is informative, professional, collaborative and friendly. The office staff are also friendly, professional and helpful. I am happy I found her.
Doctor Ravitz was polite, thorough, and extremely helpful. I look forward to seeing her for my followup.
She was very pleasant. Staff was awesome. Made me feel comfortable, the office is very clean and I would recommend this clinic to anyone. She immediately adhered to my needs and did an EEG immediately. Good bedside care.
Dr. Risa Ravitz is a very thorough neurologist. Even though she has a busy practice, she is extremely patient and understanding with answering all of my questions regarding my medical condition. Her staff is also great, in person and on the phone; this is a rarity.
Dr. Ravitz is a phenomenal healthcare professional. I cannot say enough about her compassionate and caring bedside manner. She truly cares about her patients.
Efficient, and nice. I'd travel miles to get to Dr. Ravitz.
Dr. Ravitz was wonderful. Very personable. She genuinely cared and is continually working to help me. I would reccomend her highly.
For my first visit to a neurologist, Dr. Ravitz was exactly what I had hoped for. She is compassionate, a good listener, and offered sound advice. She really put me at ease, especially dealing with such a sensitive issue like concussions.
I loved it. Dr. Ravitz was very nice, down to earth and knowledgeable. She was able to talk to me and ask me a series of questions to help rectify my issue.
Dr. Ravitz was pleasant enough, though I didn't feel totally comfortable. What was really disappointing, though, was that the office didn't tell me that she was actually out-of-network for my insurance until AFTER the visit. I had booked the appointment on ZocDoc believing that they were in-network since that was what I had specified in my search for a provider.
She was very professional. Listened to you carefully. Explained all the options that are right for you.
Excellent and very helpful.
Good, nice, fast.
I wasn't sure what to expect from my first ZocDoc experience, but let me tell you, Dr. Ravitz was a homerun. It's sometimes hard to find a good neurologist who can get you in right away and I was able to make a next day appointment. She's the real deal: sharp smart, great credentials, and fellowship trained in headaches. Great bedside manner, never made me feel rushed. Better get in now, it won't be long until she is booked up. Would not hesitate to recommend anyone to her. Can't say enough.
Nice doctor . Made me feel better I was really down ....she was nice to me, and tried to help me.
Very concerned and attentive. Took Time to understand my issues and to come up with a realistic solution. My babysitter fell through so I had my kids with me and she was very accomadating to them! Really nice Womem . Highly recommend
Very good bedside manner. Thorough and kind.
Very knowledgable and thorough professional. Nice new office and well decorated . Appointment was at 2:30 but I was seen after 3. Granted it was made the same day. All staff were very nice. Did not like that someone knocked on the door and opened it as I was talking about my issues with the doctor so maybe there should be some kind of way to let people know the room is occupied.
Being in a car accident is traumatic. Not all doctors or those who proclaim to be in a position of service are very helpful or empathic. Dr. Ravitz is different. She has exceeded my expectations. She wants to know all of the important details and asks many good questions without making a person feel rushed and nervous. She is also very thorough in her diagonstic and testing practices. She is also a very down-to-earth person and is easy to communicate with. I will go to her again.
Dr. Ravitz was great, she was very helpful and was great at explaining everything. The actual office itself was ok, it seems to be a very busy practice.
So many doctors make you feel stupid, uncomfortable or rushed. This doctor took her time understanding my MANY symptoms and never once did I feel like she wasn't hearing me. She is calm, efficient, understanding and trustworthy.
There were definitely some characters in the waiting room, but don't lose heart! Dr. Risa was a great problem solver, and we came up with a pragmatic action plan for treating my migraines. I left feeling confident and with all my questions answered. A very positive experience.
It was great. The whole office was very helpful. There were a lot of moving parts but everyone seemed to know what they were doing. I was in and out relatively quickly with a tailored treatment.