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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (69)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paula Rackoff is Excellent. Dr. Rackoff has been reviewed by 106 patients who have provided 69 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.2
Promptness 3.9
Courteous Staff 4.4
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.3
Spends Time with Me 4.2
Follows Up After Visit 4.3

Specialties & Research

Dr. Paula Rackoff, MD is board certified in Rheumatology.

  • She has special expertise in 13 areas:
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Gout
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Vasculitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Rackoff graduated from Yale University, New Haven. She has 4 awards.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2011, 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
New York, NY


Dr. Rackoff has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • NYU Langone Medical Center 
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases 


  • Chinese
  • Tagalog
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Yiddish
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Hebrew

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Additional Information
Dr. Paula J Rackoff MD is a female Rheumatologist, has 25 years of experience and practices in Rheumatology.
Where does Dr. Paula J. Rackoff practice?
Dr. Paula Rackoff has 1 office location.
Dr. Paula Rackoff practices Rheumatology near New York, NY.
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