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About Dr. James S Gaffney

Dr. James S Gaffney, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cortland, NY. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Gaffney has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James S Gaffney is Great. Dr. James S Gaffney has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James S Gaffney is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cayuga Neurologic Services

1122 Commons Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
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Specialties

Dr. James S Gaffney 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)
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Electromyography
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Migraine Disorder

Reviews

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Records needed

I've moved and my current neuro requested my records. After calling Dr. Gaffney's office myself, as a follow up, my release of records was pulled from the many requests his office receives. I was told that my medical records will be sent (faxed?) to my new neuro TODAY. Just call! the Buffalo St. staff (& Dr. Gaffney) are professional, helpful and courteous. Just as I remember when I lived in Ithaca. Now maybe I can get my migraine's under control once again.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012)

    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 (2012)

    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.

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Strong Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James S Gaffney accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

Cayuga Neurologic Services, 1122 Commons Ave, Cortland, NY
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