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Neurologist in New York City

NeurologyNY Spine Medicine is a uniquely advanced center of neurology. Dr. Doug Schottenstein is one of only 200 physicians in the country to be board certified in both neurology and pain management. This sophisticated and specific cross training gives Dr. Schottenstein the skill to determine the root cause of a neurological condition and implement a full course of treatment that will lead to management or recovery. Being double board certified also allows Dr. Schottenstein the ability to provide a "one-stop" center of advanced medical care. Dr. Schottenstein specializes in diagnosing, treating, and researching the hundreds of conditions and diseases that can affect the brain and nervous system.

NY Spine Medicine's modern, new facility in Midtown Manhattan is equipped with the latest technology and provides advanced diagnostic and treatment services in all aspects of neurological medicine. All of the professionals at NY Spine Medicine are extensively trained and we are sensitive and empathetic to the individual needs of our patients. Medicine in our facility is never rushed; we are a private practice with a team of professionals who concentrate on treating one patient at a time

Common neurological conditions that Dr. Schottenstein treats include:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Autonomic disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuro-infectious disease
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Spine disorders
During your initial neurological examination with Dr. Schottenstein, you can expect a thorough review of your health history with special attention given to your current condition. You can also expect to take a neurological exam that will test mental status and function of the cranial nerves including vision, strength, coordination, reflexes, and sensation. Dr. Schottenstein will use this information to determine whether the problem exists in the nervous system and/or if it exists in other systems of the body. Localization of the pathology is the key process to develop a diagnosis. Further tests may be needed to confirm a diagnosis and will ultimately guide you into therapy and the appropriate management of your condition.