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About Dr. William R Gooch

Dr. William R Gooch, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Paltz, NY. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Gooch is affiliated with Northern Dutchess Hospital and Healthalliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Dr. Gooch has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William R Gooch is Great. Dr. William R Gooch has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. William R Gooch is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Institute For Family Health

279 Main St Ste 102
New Paltz, NY 12561
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Dr. William R Gooch 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. William R Gooch has the following 9 expertise

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


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Five Stars

Dr.Gooch is a kind, sensitive man.He makes you feel comfortable as a patient.He will go above and beyond as your Dr.I feel like I am talking to an old friend.There is no feeling of omnipotence. Like people have found with other Dr.'s. Where they're way up there and your way down here.It is rare to find a doctor what works with you and includes you in their process...

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Five Stars

Dr. Gooch treats his patients as though they were family and is a caring dr.

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Patient with MS

I love Dr Gooch he is one of the most caring people I know . He takes his time with me every time and makes sure I understand everything . Being a nurse for many years he also knows I do a lot of research all the time and listens to me. When having a bad day e will hand me a tissue and always gives me a hug . I love him very much . I will never change my neuro ever. The staff there is also very great they are very caring people know me by first name , I know them but sometimes forget their names . I also love Dr. Gooch's nurse and the on call doctors . I can call anytime and they are always there for me and do the best they can to help me For that I am very Thankful for . God Bless him and the whole staff there . xoxoxo

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a excellant doctor Neorogists

I have been going to Dr. Gooch for a few years now. He always finds the problem & helps me right away,Thank you Dr. Gooch for all the help * understanding you have showed me over the years, You have actually fond ways to make me a more comfortable & happy person,You have several times saved my life. He is a remarkable person.I would recommend him to alll my friends & love ones, Thank You again,

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Two Stars

Great doctor but office not. The office staff never answers or returns calls. It is literally impossible to talk to anyone. The only time i can ever speak to someone is when they call to confirm my appointment. Frustrating. Expect to wait at least 1 hour in the waiting room.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    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.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly 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™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Albany Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. William R Gooch accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card 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
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups

Locations & Directions

Institute For Family Health, 279 Main St Ste 102, New Paltz, NY
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