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About Dr. Todd Lefkowitz
Dr. Todd Lefkowitz, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Brooklyn, NY. He has 10 years of experience. His specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. Dr. Lefkowitz is affiliated with Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, NYU Medical Center - Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation and New York Methodist Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Todd Lefkowitz has the following 2 specialties
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Joint Diseases
- Lower Back Pain
- Musculoskeletal Diseases
- Neck Pain
- Nerve Compression Syndromes
- Physical Rehabilitation
- Sports Medicine
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.
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This is not a doctor to see if you are going to see him about any immune disorders. Was combative with me about what was ultimately a wrong diagnosis made by him and was not interested in having me (his patient) discuss any other possibilities of different diagnosis with him. Thank goodness I found someone who knew what they were talking about.
I met Dr. Lefkowitz in 2008, as he was finishing his fellowship in Spinal care. I had, a few months prior, injured my back lifting weights and was in incredible pain. Considering my age, 24 at the time, I was filled with an overwhelming fear of ruining my life and not receiving adequate care. I had scheduled an appointment with the head of the practice who just wrote me a prescription for long acting pain-medication. The next weekend I was in excruciating pain and was called, immediately, by Dr. Lefkowitz, who told me to see him the next day. Over the next few years, until he left NYU, I was fortunate enough to have been treated by Dr. L. He never gave up on helping me, trying every possible medication and procedure. He was an advocate for me with my surgeon, and, when he left, with his replacement. Never once did Dr. L accuse me of lying to seek drugs, as many doctors do (its the sad reality of this world), yet was comforting, caring and always had my best interests in mind. Although I am still in pain, it was greatly reduced by the actions of Dr. Lefkowitz. I would trust this man with my life and highly recommend him to anyone seeking a resolution to any back / neck issue. Thanks DL
I went to Dr. Lefkowitz for low back pain and numbness in my leg and foot. Instead of rushing me through the appointment and throwing a pain pill prescription at me as other doctors had done in the past, he told me to slow down (I was speaking quickly because I thought he wouldn't have time to hear all my concerns) and remember that he was there to listen, help, and evaluate my problem. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. Amazingly, as I slowed down, he asked me other health questions that I didn't think had anything to do with my back or leg. Turned out, he knew best. He diagnosed my problem as being bigger than any other doctor had taken the time to discover, but at the same, he let me know my problem was NOT insurmountable. He prescribed medicine that would help with the pain, but not turn me into a drugged zombie; he prescribed SPECIFIC physical therapy to help correct and relieve the problem, and he advised me on other lifestyle changes that would help the overall problem. When I left his office, I was crying tears of joy that someone had finally heard me instead of my usual tears of pain that someone had brushed me off yet again. My only regret was that I didn't find him first. It would have saved me a lot of pain and anguish. ALL doctors in ALL specialties could learn from him and his ability to listen and REALLY HEAR the patient.
Dr. Lefkowitz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
NYU Medical Center - Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation
New York Methodist Hospital
10 Years Experience
New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Todd Lefkowitz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
- Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
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Locations & DirectionsKingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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