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Qualifications and Experience
Russell Silver is a dedicated and friendly physiatrist specializing in sports medicine and pain management. Dr. Silver is currently available to his patients in Brooklyn, NY. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Dr. Silver is Board-certified to practice sports medicine.
Dr. Silver specializes in treating patients with disabilities. He focuses on rehabilitation, function restoration, and increasing quality of life through mobility training. Many of Dr. Silver's patients have injuries or disabilities related to the bone, muscle, nervous system, and soft tissue. He is affiliated with the Lenox Hill Hospital, the Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and the New York Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Silver earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina. He then completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the New York Medical College.
Verified Patient Reviews
it was everything i wanted and expected it to be
I walked in and barely got greeted. The tiny waiting room was packed. I said I had an appointment with Dr. Silver and one of the staff behind the desk said good luck! Complete waste of time!
Horrible experience. I showed up 30 minutes before my appointment not to be greeted by anyone. I had to ask to fill out my own doctor forms only to be treated with such rudeness by every staff member there. This place shouldn't be allowed to be in business.
A good physician mired by new regulations and a disastrous practice. Dr. Russell silver is a good man Who wants to help you, do well and alleviate your pain. The one day a week he does in Brooklyn basically amounts to volunteer Duty. He is mired by the fact that he works there out of practice that grossly over books him to the extent that you will wait for three to four hours (if you like him you have the option of seeing him at his main practice in Manhattan). Also, as a man in the Twilight years of his career the new regulations regarding pain management medications make him hesitant to do what he would really like to do to alleviate pain. Basically he's afraid of getting in trouble and the sad fact is that's true. As much as Dr. Silver is a good man I have to recommend you seek your relief elsewhere. Doctor, if you read this, thank you and I wish you well.
he is a professional know is work
5+ hours of wait and all for nothing. Had been assured of false info by the staff upon making the appointment and when just checked in. Had they been honest with me 5 and a half hours of my life would've been not wasted. The dr himself admitted that his staff does say anything to get the new patient into the office no matter what is true. Once again i was tricked and kept prisoner for over 5 hours just so these leeches could get my insurance payment!! Wouldn't recommend to an enemy stay away unless you enjoy incompetent treatment and you enjoy waiting 4 hours on average.
He seen right thru me. He was perceptive, had answers and for the first time in a while i felt genuine concern. Was only my first visit but he has my confidence.
I was in the the waiting room for over two hours I inquired a few times about how much longer and kept being told I was next. People came in after me and went in first. When I asked how come, the response was they came hours earlier and are just going in now. I will never go there again nor recommend this practice to anyone.
GREAT DOCTOR,CARES ABOUT YOUR WELL BEING VERY HELPFUL,AND GOOD SERVICE OVERALL,GREAT DOCTOR,HIGHLY RECOMMENDED,BEEN AWHILE SINCE IVE HAD A GOOD DOCTOR ALONG WITH A GREAT OFFICE AND QUICK TO BE SEEN..ON POINT WITH ALL YOU NEED AS FAR AS CARE WITH PAIN CHRONIC DISORDERS..AND ETC...
Amazing Doctor, fabulous staff, absolute worst wait times ive ever experienced, but then again, he has long work days that accommodate my schedule, but it takes FOREVER to see him.
Dr. Silver is wonderful. He took the time to listen to my concerns and address them. My wait time was around an hour and 15 minutes, but the reason the wait is longer is because he actually spends time talking to the patient instead of rushing them in and out. Pick a day where you don't have anywhere to be, bring a good book, and you're all good. It's worth the wait.
Dr. Silver is very thorough and caring. He has a very nice bedside manner and makes you feel calm at a time when you're in pain and need it the most. The only negative thing I have to say is that there are too many patients booked at one time and the waiting time can be very inconvenient, however it is worth the wait.
He is too busy, the wait is very long and the staff tries to get you in for numerous appoints which are not needed.
Would never recommend. This place is like a human factory that only cares how much money they can make!!!
I really liked Dr. Silver, and appreciate that he's setting me up with an MRI and physical therapy, not just medicating me. I need pain meds at the moment, but I want to fix the problem so I can get on with my life, not just make it bearable. That said, the wait was 3 hours, and there were 11 people waiting for Dr. Silver in the room. They were all talking about how they always wait that long. Dr. Silver confirmed this :-/ But I liked him and his approach right away, so after some reflection I think I'm going to stick with him and just deal with the wait. There are a lot of bad doctors out there that you'll wait an hour and a half for. I'm going to try to figure out a way to deal with waiting a long time for a good doctor.
I really enjoyed the visit. Very professional
My visit with him went great. However, the wait time was over two hours. He's apparently requested a lot because everyone in the waiting room was waiting for him. Well worth the wait though. I feel very taken care of as for my first visit. P.S: They don't check ZocDoc appointments even though you can book online. I called them to confirm and the receptionist had no clue about my appointment i booked online.
Well the visit took me forever and I had to wait awhile. But he is really nice man and a good doctor.unless u want or need a nucyncta script .don't bother .this man sewers by that med.
Dr silver was difficult and refused to fill prescriptions that I had been taking for over 4 years with my previous doctor although I brought all my paperwork.
He gave pain killers narco not the one I wanted the oxycoton 40mg but when I seen I was on my 5th day of withdraw of oxycotin and I thank god he did not gave me what I wanted today I'm about 90 percent good and up and working with the narco he gave me he is a good doctor