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Dr. Risa Ravitz, MD

Neurologist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Neurologist

Practice names

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Colorado (Internship)
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Residency in Neurology
  • Columbia University (Fellowship)
  • Amherst College (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology

Awards and publications

  • Castle Connolly's New York Top Doctors 2018

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1437205051

Office locations

Downtown Neurology

39 West 29th Street, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Thorough yet to the point. She is very cordial and takes time to hear you and patiently addresses the concerns.
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Ine of the best docs I have been to in a while. No time wasted, answers all your questions and provides all actions necessery. Im glad I spontaneously found her through zocdoc
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Dr Ravitz was a breath of fresh air. She explained process and issues so I could understand. She really listened to me. The office was friendly and bright with no wait. I’m looking forward to having my care with Dr Ravitz.
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Dr Ravitz was very attentive!
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Very knowledgeable but most importantly very great with patients - conscientious, thorough, and calming.
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It was great. I felt she listened to me and valuowhat I had to say.
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Overall, Risa was very good. She listened and questioned until she got to the root of my problem. She also took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. The only awkward part was after our meeting, I was takento a separate room for some testing by a different doctor and, once complete, they gave me no instruction on where to go. I ended up wandering the office a bit looking for an exit.
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Ravitz will listen to you and tell you what you want to know and what you need to know.
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She’s very inquisitive. I like people who seem genuinely interested in what your saying and trying to find solutions to your problem.
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Really professional bedside manner. Not especially warm, but personable, friendly, and empathetic. I still have to wait and see how the prescribed treatment works, but she really seems like she knows her stuff.
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She’s is very personable, has awesome bedside manner, and really makes new patients feel comfortable. You can just tell she is passionate about helping her patient.
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Dr. Ravitz is the best neurologist I’ve been to in NYC. I’ve been suffering with chronic migraines for a while now and she has been extremely helpful. Your appointment never feels rushed and she actually takes the time to listen toyou during your visits. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great neurologist!
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After wanting a second opinion with a less than stellar experience at another neurologist, I came to Dr. Ravitz. Just as many of the reviews say, she takes good care of you as a patient and a person.
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Dr Ravitz was awesome! I highly recommend her!
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Cool doc, knows her stuff! Modern approach, makes you feel like their is a solution.
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Dr. Ravitz was very thorough and gave me all the time I needed to discuss my symptoms. She seems caring and knowledgeable.
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Would highly recommend. Very informative and non judgemental. I was having a really bad day and she gave me the answers I needed.
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She listens and is very caring
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Asked me many questions, answered all my questions, very involved.
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She's awesome. Knowledgeable, sincere, and pleasant. And thorough! It's rare to feel so well-taken care of by a doctor.
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She was awesome! Very attentive, supportive, professional and a great energy and true healing place!
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First visit with her- loved how human she was (meaning down to earth and empathetic). She was also thorough in her examination. Looking forward to the follow-up.
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She was caring and listened. We discussed options for my problem. I finally feel I found someone who will help me with my headaches
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Dr. Ravitz is prompt, effective, and kind. I never have to wait to see her. She genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her patients and has been effective in helping me deal with my migraines. She is knowledgable about the different options there are to treat conditions.
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I thought she was informative, relaxed vibes. I liked her.
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Dr. Ravitz is an amazing, compassionate doctor. I’ve seen Dr. Ravitz for several years for chronic migraine and she is always thorough, present and compassionate during our visits. She has suggested and tried new treatments, many which havehelped me manage my condition better. If you are looking for a Neurologist who gives exceptional (not just standard) care, Dr. Ravitz is it.
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I've never before experienced such genuine concern and professional care from a specialist before I saw Dr Ravitz. Thank you!
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