Get the facts about chronic pain, including body parts that are most commonly affected and complications that can arise from the condition.
- Alzheimer's Disease Facts about Alzheimer’s Disease, including the symptoms and stages.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Get the facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Chronic Pain Facts about chronic pain, including body parts most commonly affected.
- Clinical Depression Clinical depression facts; symptoms & other depressive disorders.
- Depression Facts about depression, including the symptoms of the condition.
- Diabetic Neuropathy Facts about diabetic neuropathy, including the symptoms and doctors.
- Epilepsy Facts about epilepsy, including different types, symptoms and causes.
- Flu Facts about influenza (flu), including symptoms and vaccines.
- Huntington’s Disease Learn about Huntington’s Disease, including risk factors and causes
- Insomnia Facts about insomnia; who gets it and what causes it.
- View All Care Guides Prepare for your next visit with our extensive library of Care Guides
About Dr. Shanna Patterson MD
Dr. Shanna Patterson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in Philadelphia, PA. She has 10 years of experience. Her specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neurology. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Mount Sinai West, New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia Presbyterian Center and Slrhc. She speaks English.
Dr. Shanna Patterson has 2 locations
PO Box 4400
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Dr. Shanna Patterson has the following 2 specialties
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.
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.
Dr. Shanna Patterson has the following 7 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Back Pain
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Dr. Shanna Patterson is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
Showing 1 of 1
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shanna Patterson - Posted on August 27th, 2015
Dr. Patterson doesn't listen to you. She dismissed my tale her computer data about my prescriptions was outdated even though she had access to my pharmacy's data base. He diagnosis was based on a computer created code that basically meant nothing. I went to her for severe pain no expecting it to necessarily fall within her purvue but she dismissed me completely. She sent me for spinal x-rays when she had access to recent MRI's of my spine that showed damage and I was perplexed as to why I had to do this and waste my HMO's money for stuff that was available in greater detail. She sent me for extensive blood tests that I did not necessarily think would show anything but I wanted them for my files. When I asked her on my very brief follow-up if they were normal she told me they all were. I asked me if she had sent them on to my primary and she said she would make sure he got them. Then I got a call that she had been mistaken she had never gotten them (neither has my primary even though I specified that Quest send them on to him as I have other doctors to see who will want current blood tests.) She hadn't even cared enough about me to look down as she told me my blood tests were normal to see that these were old tests and not as complete as the ones she had requested. I left completely disgusted with a diagnosis of take 1 enteric aspirin per day and 3 colace when I have a well documented history of excruciating nerve pain and spasms. He receptionist told me they would call me when they got the blood tests and I have heard nothing more than 6 weeks later and never want to see her or her office again.
Dr. Patterson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Mount Sinai West
New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia Presbyterian Center
10 Years Experience
University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2005
Dr. Shanna Patterson Accepts the Following Insurance
- 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 MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & Directions
Dr. Shanna Patterson is similar to the following 3 Doctors near New York, NY.