Michelle McFarlane, MD


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  • Clinical Details
  • Education
Hospital Privileges: 
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
Clinical Interests: 
  • Botox Injections for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox Injections for Migraines
  • Botox Injections for Spasticity

Patient Ratings

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  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y. (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Medical Association
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y.

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Guthrie Patient: February 2018
while she listened she really offered no help. she was to call me back with another appointment for another dr she wanted me to see and nothing
Guthrie Patient: February 2018
I felt like my visit was somewhat brushed off as being she's just a whiner
Guthrie Patient: November 2017
She said I had a bunch of test done already, but the test I had done had to do with cancer, not the problem I am having now. She acted like I was wasting her time.
Guthrie Patient: October 2017
Dr. McFarland really listened to me. I appreciated that very much,
Guthrie Patient: October 2017
She was excellent, answered all my questions and was extremely helpful regarding my concerns.
Guthrie Patient: October 2017
I left the appointment in more pain and more confused about my diagnosis/treatment than when I went in. She basically told me that the symptoms I was having were not symptoms of my MRI diagnosis. When what I have read and talked to other medical personnel about say that it is. When my pain is in one area Dr. McFarlane wants me to go to PT for a different area telling me that she believes that is 'where my issue is'. I have been in severe pain for about 7 months and she wants to send me to PT for another 6 weeks before I see her again and 'see where I am at then'. I think I am going to be looking for a 2nd opinion.
Guthrie Patient: September 2017
Doctor Macfarlane takes time to listen to any concerns I have and explains everything thoroughly. She is very approachable and understanding.
Guthrie Patient: September 2017
I needed different medication, called got NO reply - 10. Never.
Guthrie Patient: September 2017
It was not just this tie but my next appointment. She came in and said there was nothing else she could do and walked out for a total of 1 minute in the office.
Guthrie Patient: September 2017
Diagnostic testing. Will have to return for L hand sometime.