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Dr. Ashina practices at two offices (see separate ZocDoc profile for the office at 309 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011). Dr. Ashina specializes in the treatment of headache conditions, including migraine and cluster headache. His headache treatment approach combines drug therapy, interventional treatments such as nerve blocks, Botulinum toxin injections, trigger point injections, and inpatient and outpatient infusion therapy. Dr. Ashina is a Neurologist and a Headache Specialist. He is a Director of the Headache Program, which is a joint activity of Department of Pain Medicine/Palliative Care, and the Department of Neurology. Dr. Ashina earned his medical degree at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He completed medical internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He did his residency in neurology at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He received training in Headache medicine at the Montefiore Headache Center in Bronx, NY and the Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Ashina is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Diplomate in Headache Medicine through the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. He is a member of education committee of International Headache Society. Dr. Ashina also served as a member of the International Headache Society headache classification subcommittee for the 3rd edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders . He is also an Associate editor of Neurology Reviews, and Visiting Editor of the Journal of Headache and Pain. He has won several awards for his work, including the Clinical Headache Fellowship Award from the American Headache Society. He is a recipient of prestigious 2012 Enrico Greppi Award endorsed by the European Headache Federation and the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches. Dr. Ashina has been named to Super Doctors 2013 New York Rising Stars list. His research interest includes epidemiology of headache /chronic pain, quantitative sensory testing and human pain models.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very good - he spend more time with me than any doctor has before. He listened to all of my symptoms and triggers and suggested medication based on my past experience. He made some suggestions about prevention and offered to touch base in 3 months to see how I'm feeling. His bedside manner was excellent and he made me feel very comfortable.
He's very nice and helpful. He definitely helped keep my migraines in check.
Great doctor takes the time to listen he's wonderful
He is really nice & understanding & eager to help
It is always a pleasure!!
Dr. Ashina is AMAZING! Saw me promptly, really friendly office staff. He was very patient speaking to me about the possible causes of my headache. Most importantly - he diagnosed with Lyme Disease very quickly after I got it - a quick catch and I feel very lucky. He called me ASAP when results were in to discuss, was unhurried and friendly. VERY much like him and recommend!
Very professional. Spent about 45 minutes just talking to me about my symptoms, types of headaches, etc. Even looked up my closest pharmacy to link up my prescription. Felt like he genuinely cared, one of the best specialists I've ever been to. I would definitely recommend him!!
He was very professional and knowledgable and thorough
I could not have asked for a better doctor! Dr. Ashina was very thorough and extremely patient and detailed with his explanations. His temperate calming bedside manner curbed my fears and I felt so much better than when I walked into his office. I highly recommend Dr. Ashina!
Definitely would see Dr Ashina again!
He is very personable, thorough, professional and down to Earth. He listens to you and works with you. He is also funny and it helps to lighten the moment.
Knowledgeable, courteous and patient. It felt like he was really concerned about my health, not rushing at all. The staff is really friendly and efficient. Great experience.
Very helpful dr. What hw himself could not treat, he made helpful referrals for. Thanks doc!
If your going to hit your head, make an appointment with Dr. Ashina.
Dr. Ashina is knowledgeable, kind, and takes the time to understand your ailments and figure out the right personal remedy. Highly recommended!
This doctor essentially told me that migraines are not treatable and that I was exaggerating my symptoms. This is the last thing I would expect to experience from a neurologist that specializes in migraines.
Great Dr. Very friendly and really took the time to fully understand the source of the problem. Great dr!
Great. Really listened to me and definitely knew what to do.
So nice, spent a ton of time with me... Highly recommend.
Very thorough and caring. I've been from doctor to doctor to doctor and he knew what was wrong. Thanks so much. He is an amazing doctor makes you feel comfortable and very knowledgable. Trust me go see him!
Very attentive and made me feel comfortable.
I felt very comfortable with him.
I am happy with my initial appointment. Doc is very professional, knows how to listen and asks all the right questions. I am looking forward to my follow up appointment.
Dr. Ashina was very pleasant, highly informative, and treated me with the repect I deserve as a patient. He gave me a fair amount of his time and made me feel that my condition mattered when other doctors told me thay can't help me or don't know how to.
Very good visit with a couple of md-s It seems there were some organizational questions on my arrival, but the entire affair was handled VERY well. Dr. Ashina was excellent and properly diected me to appropriate doctor. I look forward to any further appointments and/or follow on. Well done Dr. Ashina
My second visit to Dr Ashina and was just as good as the first. He is committed to making sure his patients find a solution. I trust I am in the best hands and would recommend him to anybody.
Probably the best doctor I have ever seen. Really took his time to explain things to me and addressed all of my concerns. I left feeling that I was in the best of hands.
He is very knowlegeable, professional, and friendly with a great bedside manner.Excellent doctor, excellent treatment.
He is extremely professional and very thorough both in his examination and his explanations. Highly recommended!
Excellent doctor, professional, knowledgeable, wonderful bedside manner!
Hands down the best doctor I have ever been to! He is amazing, try to avoid the Union Sq office though, it's crazy hectic.
The office was small and they kept their files in piles as high as their desks in eyes view of patients. There was a very detailed booklet I filled out about my headaches. It would have been helpful if I kept track of all those details. Strange thing, receptionist called me by coming up to me and tapping me on the shoulder. Very weird. Much preferred an atten
The Doctor is amazingly patient. He takes his time and makes sure that he'll find out all he can to assist the patient. Down side is, that it may take a while to see but, that doesn't effect the score as he is very thorough.
He is the best Neurologist ...He was very nice Doctor ....I wouldn't change him :)))
It is ALWAYS a pleasure to see Dr. Ashina! I believe he is the best Neurologist @ Beth Israel Medical Center!!
I would give Dr. Ashina more than 5 stars if such a choice were available. HOWEVER, the waiting room is too small for the volume of patients, family & professional caregivers to all fit! There wasn't even room for anyone standing to step aside so the door could be opened! No point in bringing a book as the noise from people crowded into this area, along with a TV volume set extra high makes it impossible to concentrate! I almost had an anxiety attack from being so crowded in. I truly felt sorry for the support staff at the 2 desks. Utter chaos prevented them from serving patients in any time of order or priority. Something needs to be done to make this waiting area MUCH LARGER!!!
excellent doctor, wish i found him sooner. :)
He was very professional, and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to other patients and will continue to utilize his services as needed.
very thorough exam and extremely personable.
I'm very impressed with Dr. Ashina--he clearly knows what he's talking about and is very thorough. He spent a lot of time with me (new patient) and I feel like my headache care is in good hands.
He is very knowledgeable and friendly.
This guy is great! He went through and gave me all the information I needed- twice. And he made sure I understood everything that was being said. I'm definitely sticking to him. Great sense of humor too so you don't feel nervous at all :)
Dr. Ashina was amazing. He was very thorough both in his examination and his explanations. He clearly cares about his patients.
VERY PROFESSIONAL, TOOK HIS TIME TO LISTEN TO EVERYTHING THAT WAS BOTHERING ME. HIGHL,Y RECOMMEND HIM
Dr. Ashina was fantastic. He really took the time to understand what was bothering me, explain his impressions and walked me through the options going forward.
Dr. Ashina is one of the most professional doctors that I have ever had the experience to see. He is kind, congenial and is approachable with any issue that you may have!
Very professional and a good listener! Great great Doctor.
Dr. Ashina is the best doctor I have ever met. Totally awesome guy!!
Dr. Ashina is fabulous. He is extremely knowledgeable about migraines and every other type of headache you could imagine and knows prescription medicine backwards and forwards. He is very personable, answers all of your questions and comes up with out-of-the-box solutions-- he has only see me twice and I'm already on my way to a migraine-free life!!
Dr. ashina, it was a pleasure to meet and have Dr. ashina review my symptoms. i was in car accident recently and he took the time to ask every single question about it. i will recommend him to anyone in need of good neurologist. plus the location couldnt be easier to find.
The doctor seemed knowledgeable and was friendly. Despite my filling out paperwork in advance of the appointment, he took notes about my medical history and current issue and seemed to understand what was ailing me. He was very thorough in his explanations of the treatment options.
Compassionate and responsive!
Such a great doctor! He is personable, knowledgeable, and great at problem-solving/analyzing. He actually thinks about his patients. Highest recommendation.
Dr. Ashina is thorough, patient, knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend him!
Best headache specialist. Wants to help as much as possible. Extremely knowledgeable.
Excellent professional and explained everything perfectly!
Extremely personable, and very knowledgeable. Willing to explain everything, and elaborate on all options.
Dr. Ashina is very knowledgeable about migraines. He took the time to make sure I understood all of my options and we jointly agreed on my treatment.
Being new to NYC my impression of its' medical providers was not great. I had been to many to treat my medical issue and was completely discouraged. Dr. Ashina has completely changed my perspective. He is very kind, very detail oriented and took the time on our initial visit to put me at ease, I would recommend him (and do) to anyone in need of a neurologist.
I like the doctor but he, like most doctors, is eager to push the handful of methods he is most familiar with. However, he is also open to listening and considering my opinions which I have found to be rare. The waiting room, wait time and receptionists are all atrocious.
Dr. Ashina is extremely thorough and really listens carefully. He keeps current with ongoing medical research and keeps his patients' best interests foremost in mind. He is a wonderful, kind, intelligent doctor. I feel very fortunate to be his patient.
He was very easy to talk to and wanted to move forward with tests and new medications right away. A little overwhelming but it was nice to know he wasn't dragging his feet. He didn't explain some things very thoroughly, and I didn't think to ask, so I was left to do outside research.
He was down to earth, thorough, friendly and a good communicator.
He is a caring professional with a easy manner.
He was an excellent doctor. He listened to the problems I had and gave me thorough solutions that can be approached. He is a patient kind doctor. Highly recommended.
He was one of the best doctors I've seen as of late. He really took his time to get to the core of my issues and sat and talked with me for quite a while. He explained not only the different recommendations and medications he had for me, but also the reasoning behind them. He let me choose what medication I felt was best for me after explaining all of them, and even went over the possibilities of Botox if none of the medication worked. He is a great doctor and I highly recommended him!
Very reliable doctor!! Very understanding! It is always a pleasure to see him.
He's professional and thorough. Love him!
Amazing subject matter expertise in Migraine/Cluster headaches. Answers all questions and truly made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Ashina was thorough, kind, and responsive to what tests I wanted done.
The best! Extremely professional and thorough. He spent about an hour with me explaining the various options for treatments and was very personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone who suffers from headaches!
doctor took his time to exam me. asked me several questions about my condition and made me realize things were happening on a set time and pattern. Seemed to be knowledable with my cluster headaches and hopefully with what he prescribed it will help me.
Dr. Ashina is really kind and warm and takes the time to listen to you and consider everything you've told him about your symptoms. He's also very creative in terms of coming up with options for treatment, and he goes over each of them with you in detail. My only complaint is that some of the administrative personnel in his office are seemingly incompetent (or they just don't care).
Very thorough examination and extremely helpful.
Dr. Ashina has a wonderful bedside manner. His professionalism puts you at ease.
He was really attentive and personable, as well as professional. I got the sense that he really knows what he's doing, but also that he'll take the time to listen to his patients and take their concerns into account. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent neurologist!
Dr. Ashina was wonderful. I really appreciated how thorough he was and how he took the time to understand my condition completely. Highly recommend!
Very good - took my concerns seriously and took my insurance into consideration when recommending treatment. Friendly and compassionate.
He was able to diagnose my problem immediately.
I am a first time patient and will be going back! Excellent doctor
I found Dr. Ashina randomly through ZocDoc. And must I say, I am very pleased with my visit. He was very informative, helpful, and happy to answer my never-ending questions. By the time I left his office, I had an MRI scan appointment set up and an appointment with a specialist for follow-up. I very much recommend Dr. Sait Ashina!
He is an excellent Dr. Very understanding and social. He made me very comfortable. Usually I am terrified to be alone at the doctor but his personality was so warm and alluring.
Extremely knowledgeable and very patient in explaining all issues.
He asked lots of questions and he was very informative about my headaches. He wants to get MRI first before prescribing medication. That I like!
Dr. Ashina was great. He was very thorough considering all possibilities and explained them all clearly to me.
Dr. Ashina is one of the best doctors I've seen in NYC. He is personable, but also very knowledgeable and actually listened to me as I described my symptoms. I appreciated that he walked me thru and explained everything clearly. I walked away feeling like I understood my health better. Thanks!
This doctor was extremely patient and thorough! He studied every piece of information I gave him and explained treatment options honestly. I look forward to my next appointment with him!
Very thorough and helpful!
I am very grateful to ZocDoc for helping me find Dr. Ashina. First I would just like to say I was seen almost within 5-10 minutes of handing in my paper work, it was really nice to be able to make an appointment (especially with a specialist) and be seen immediately. Next I would like to say Dr. Ashina is an amazing doctor. He was extremely thorough when talking to me and really took his time to understand my point of view and listen to my opinions / concerns. This is an important part of any consultation for me because managing a patients anxiety is just as important as managing the issue they came in for. Next, I would like to say Dr. Ashina is extremely intelligent. We discussed my symptoms and what they could me in full. He was thorough and explained to me what is possibly going on and what our next step should be. He also told me he will take the time to contact me should he see anything abnormal in my tests before my next visit. It's very reassuring to deal with a committed and intelligent doctor. I would definitely recommend him!
Dr Ashina took time to listen and consider all the different possibilities before diving in with a plan of action. He had a lot going on since it was the Monday morning after Easter weekend, but he made sure to be on the same page as me before letting me go.
Excellent doctor, truly brilliant!
More than pleased with the services offering from him & staff. Dr. Ashina takes his time, besides he is very knowledgeable!! Highly recommended!!!!
Dr. Ashina was very knowledgeable and diagnosed my issue within a matter of minutes. He offered me different options on treating my problem. I look forward to following up for more information on my issue.
Extremely knowledgeable, kind, thorough, patient, easy communication,answered all my questions. Couldn't recommend more highly.
Very professional... Explains your condition and treatments thoroughly.
He was very kind and a good listener.
Excellent doctor who is very knowledgeable in headaches. Diagnosed my problems and continues to work with me on a solution. If you have headache problems, go see Dr. Ashina.
He knows a lot about migraines. His office is in the pain management clinic, but he's a neurologist and knows headaches.
Scared me telling I have syphilis. Was bug bites..big difference!
Salt is a great professional doctor who took time to really understand his patient's needs are. He creates a comfortable environment for his patients.