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About Dr. Stephen M Newman

Dr. Stephen M Newman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Plainview, NY. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Newman has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen M Newman is Great. Dr. Stephen M Newman has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen M Newman is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Island Neurological Associates

824 Old Country Rd Ste 1
Plainview, NY 11803
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Dr. Stephen M Newman 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Stephen M Newman has the following 8 expertise

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

Dr. Stephen M Newman has 0 board certified specialties

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Without taking any responsibility after a misdiagnosis of my mother, Dr. Newman set off an UNIMAGINABLE 30-year chain of events that caused her the following issues: Epilepsy Grand mal seizures Erratic sodium levels Fainting spells Gastrointestinal issues Pelvic floor pain A broken ankle A painful foot injury Nerve damage Chronic pain Because Dr. Newman didn't take the time to follow procedure and re-check my mom's incorrectly-diagnosed seizure disorder, she was put on medication that CAUSED seizures instead of stopped them, which ultimately lead to the rest of the ailments and surgeries. My usually active and vital mother is relegated to barely being able to walk while dealing with chronic pain in her feet as she searches for a cure to the nerve damage. Dr. Newman is a SOULLESS GHOUL who not only minimized my mom with her concerns over the course of 30 years, but who has the GAUL to refuse further treatment of her. He won't return her calls nor address her concerns, and has taken ZERO responsibility in causing a loyal patient with a laundry list of symptoms that could have been avoided if he leveled his own arrogance or learned to practice with bedside manner. Ultimately, he's protected by time and loopholes that keep him away from the threat of a malpractice lawsuit. But hopefully, just one potential client reads this and stays far, far away from this guy. He's arrogant and cowardly and should not be allowed to practice medicine.

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Know Dr. Newman for 30 years and trust him implicitly

I have known Dr. Newman over 30 years, and have often referred clients to him, knowing they would be seeing one of Ling Island's top neurologists, get the best care, and most important a patient explanation of what was going on with their health. I have taken family members there, and consulted Dr. Newman before I underwent back surgery. He was always kind, patient, informative and thorough. His office is well run. There are no long waits. He also has some very fine partners in his practice and you can be assured of the same expertise and compassion with them. On the occasions where I have requested a written report, I have received a well written document covering all the bases of the exam, prior history and answering whatever questions were posed. Dr. Newman is one of the best around and has been so ranked by a number of evaluating organizations.

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terrific doctor

I love Dr. Newman. I had trouble with previous neurologists but kept looking for one I could work with. He is my 4th neuro and I fully intend on sticking with him. He takes his time to explain things, answers all my questions, never talks down to me or rushes me out. I really like him and I highly recommend him. A+

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Uncaring, rude and unprofessional staff

Too bad the front desk is such a turn off. Dr. Newman is a very good doctor but his staff is hurting his practice. I do hope that when they move into their new building they will have new faces behind the desk who treat patients with kindness and understanding.

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Five Stars

Dr. Newman always has my best interest at hand. I see him every three months. His staff are always friendly and helpful.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area

    Castle Connolly 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.

  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Graduated in 1972

  • Nassau University Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Stephen M Newman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • 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
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • 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
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Island Neurological Associates, 824 Old Country Rd Ste 1, Plainview, NY


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