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About Dr. Paula J Rackoff

Dr. Paula J Rackoff, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. She has 32 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rackoff is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NYU Langone Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Rackoff has received 5 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

130 Ratings with 74 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paula J Rackoff is Great. Dr. Paula J Rackoff has been rated by 130 patients. From those 130 patients 74 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paula J Rackoff is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nyu Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 E 38th St
New York, NY 10016
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Specialties

Dr. Paula J Rackoff has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Vasculitis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendinitis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Back Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Reviews

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Five Stars

She is above being a great doctor, she is an angel

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The Best

Some doctors treat patients like robots. Dr Rackoff is an exception. She genuinely treated me like a human being. Kind. Compassionate. Deeply concerned. Most of all super competent. She was able to diagnose something other doctors missed. I'd recommend her to anyone. She is a gem.

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great medical and supportive care

so much attention to details

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Five Stars

Brilliant and caring doctor. I try to use DR Rackoff as my <internist because she is just so incredibly thorough

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Great doctor

My daughter is a patient of Dr. Rackoff and I couldn't be happier. She put the time and effort into finding a "needle in a haystack" for her autoimmune disorder. Ordered TONS of bloodtests and finally found medications that work. She had been to several other rheumatologists in NYC to find a diagnosis, and Dr. Rackoff was the only one who figured it out!

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

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

    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 (2016, 2015)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • 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™.

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paula J Rackoff 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
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • HealthFirst NY
    • Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Nyu Center For Musculoskeletal Care, 333 E 38th St, New York, NY

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