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Dr. Ilya Kister Is this you?

About Dr. Ilya Kister

Dr. Ilya Kister, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Kister is affiliated with St Barnabas Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kister has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ilya Kister is Excellent. Dr. Ilya Kister has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ilya Kister is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Rusk At The Ambulatory Care Center

240 E 38th St
New York, NY 10016
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Specialties

Dr. Ilya Kister has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy

Board Certifications

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Reviews

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Great Doctor

I saw Dr Kister for a second opinion. He was the only dr I ever went to with an MRI who did not ask to see the report. He said he would look at it after he examined my films, he did not want it to change how he looked at the films. I have never had any dr do that before. They all read the report and if your lucky quickly glance at the films. It shows me he cares about doing a good job. Thankfully I have not been diagnosed with MS but if I was I would definitely want Dr Kister as my doctor.

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Five Stars

I have seen many doctors for various health issues since my MS diagnosis and Dr. Kister is the absolute best. He is very kind and really understands how brutal this disease can be on patients lives. MS sucks but Dr. Kister gives me a lot of hope!

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LOVE HIM!

Firstly ILYA KISTER is a man. :) I have been going to him for about 4 years he is very patient with me as I am not the best patient but he never gave up on me. He doesn't sugar coat things but rather explains everything thoroughly! He is best to get by e-mail and I have no problem with that! If you are looking for a MS doctor he is the one!

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Five Stars

Dr. Kister is a wonderful, caring doctor. His bedside manner is kind and patient; his vast knowledge is very comforting. My only issue is trying to reach him or his staff. I have never been able to reach an individual on the telephone, and often have to wait on hold over 10 minutes to reach the answering service. I often leave multiple messages because no one calls me back. This is very upsetting.

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Very knowledgeable and very caring

Dr. Kister is a wonderful MS doctor. He spends time to answer your questions and explain things. He is very up to date with MS knowledge. Very kind and caring person.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2015, 2014)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2016, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2016, 2010, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2016, 2014, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Kister is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University

    Graduated in 2002

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ilya Kister accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • HealthFirst NY
    • Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
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Locations & Directions

Rusk At The Ambulatory Care Center, 240 E 38th St, New York, NY
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