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NYU Langone Provider

Patricia T. Tan, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Treats: Children
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7716
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When I was in kindergarten, I broke my right arm and needed physical therapy. I also required accommodations at school because I was right-handed. My healing took a village, and the experience stayed with me as I got older and started thinking about a career.

During my medical training, I saw children born with congenital disorders and special healthcare needs. But their rehabilitative care was often lacking. I have since dedicated my whole life to pediatric rehabilitation to improve children’s quality of life.

As a pediatric physiatrist, I help children who have neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy regain cognitive function, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech and language skills, and swallow function to the best of their abilities.

My colleagues and I evaluate premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Early diagnosis of cerebral palsy means we can start intervention as soon as possible, when it is most effective. Our providers follow the guidelines of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine on the early detection of cerebral palsy. We aim to diagnose infants as early as 3 months of age, corrected for prematurity. As part of our care, we also put parents in touch with social workers and mental health providers who can offer support.

Some of the treatments I provide include intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, and alcohol blocks to help with muscle tightness and spasticity. I can provide injections with sedation to children who do not tolerate needles. I also offer serial casting, a method of elongating the tendons to help improve movement, and prescribe custom bracing, to help with joint positioning. I modify these treatments as a child grows.

In addition, I work with school and community providers to help ensure appropriate accommodations for patients. Children who have a complex medical condition may need special equipment, wheelchairs, and transportation to and from school. I also see many of my patients as they grow into adults and provide them with continuity of care. I want them to be productive members of their communities.

I approach care with creativity and sensitivity, and I think of outside-the-box solutions to every problem. I collaborate with the treatment team, which includes primary care doctors and specialists such as neonatologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and neurosurgeons to create treatment plans. My outpatient services are available at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, NYU Langone Children’s Ambulatory Care Center—Mineola, and NYU Langone Ambulatory Care East Meadow.

My research interests include early detection of cerebral palsy and functional outcome measures of rehabilitative interventions in children with various disabilities. I also study the effects of Botox injections on the quality of life of patients who have spasticity.

I am honored to be a past president of the New York Medical Directors Association, where I worked on healthcare policy and advocacy for people who have cerebral palsy. In addition, I am one of the founding members of the Philippine Chinese American Medical Association. My fundraising efforts and medical work has been recognized by Nassau County with an outstanding citizen award. I have also been recognized by Super Doctors in the category of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) in the New York area.

Conditions and Treatments

  • scoliosis & kyphosis
  • abnormal gait
  • achondroplasia
  • angelman syndrome
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • arthrogryposis
  • autism
  • avascular necrosis of bone
  • birth defect
  • brachial plexus injuries
  • brain inflammation
  • brain tumor
  • cerebral palsy
  • cervical dystonia
  • cervical myelopathy
  • charcot marie tooth disease
  • chiari malformation
  • child abuse
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • chronic pain
  • cleft palate
  • cognitive disorder
  • cognitive impairment
  • complex regional pain syndrome
  • concussion
  • congenital clubfoot
  • connective tissue disease
  • craniopharyngioma
  • cystic fibrosis
  • developmental delay
  • developmental disability
  • developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • developmental regression
  • dystonia
  • erb's palsy
  • femoral anteversion
  • flat feet
  • foot & ankle sprains
  • foot drop
  • foot pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • guillain-barré syndrome (gbs)
  • hand deformity
  • hand injury
  • hydrocephalus
  • hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • infantile spasms
  • intellectual disability
  • joint pain
  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • knee strain
  • learning disorder
  • leg pain
  • legg-calvé-perthes disease
  • limb abnormality
  • low muscle tone
  • meningioma
  • mitochondrial disease
  • movement disorders
  • moyamoya disease
  • muscle disease
  • muscle strain
  • muscular dystrophy
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • musculoskeletal problem
  • myasthenia gravis
  • neck pain
  • neurogenic bladder
  • neuromuscular disorder
  • neuromuscular scoliosis
  • neuropathy
  • obesity
  • osgood-schlatter disease
  • osteomyelitis
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • pervasive developmental disorder
  • plagiocephaly
  • polyneuropathy
  • premature birth
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
  • scoliosis in children
  • shoulder pain
  • skeletal dysplasia
  • spasmodic torticollis
  • spasticity
  • speech disorder
  • speech impairment
  • spina bifida
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal injury
  • sports concussion
  • stroke
  • swallowing difficulty
  • swallowing disorders
  • syrinx
  • tethered cord syndrome
  • toeing-in
  • traumatic brain injury
  • turner syndrome
  • weight loss
  • winged scapula
  • wrist pain
  • wry neck
  • botox
  • craniosynostosis
  • developmental screening
  • fall prevention
  • head injury rehabilitation
  • intrathecal baclofen pump
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • neurological rehabilitation
  • pain rehabilitation
  • peripheral nerve block
  • post covid-19 care
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • rehabilitation therapy
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • vestibular rehabilitation

Board Certifications
  • American Board of PM&R (Pediatric Rehab Medicine), 2017
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1995
Education and Training
  • Residency, Northwell Health Cancer institute, Pediatrics, 1994

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS Florida Blue Care HMO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Options PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Select
    • BCBS Florida MyBlue HMO
    • BCBS Florida Simply Blue
    • BCBS Florida Traditional PPC
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Mediblue Select HMO/Extra HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Oscar
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Great West HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • MVP-Cigna Network
    • Wellfleet-NYU Student
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Bridge
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care Catastrophic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care EPO
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care HMO
    • Emblem Select Care PPO
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Small Group
  • Empire BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 2
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 3
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
    • BCBS Healthplus Gatekeeper exchange
    • BCBS Healthplus Mediblue Advantage
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
    • Empire Mediblue Healthplus Dual
  • Fidelis Care
    • Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Gold Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Silver Exchange
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
    • Wellcare by Fidelis Care Medicare
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Humana
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Care
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
    • HIP POS
    • HIP PPO
    • HIP Prime Basic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Bronze Exchange
    • HIP Prime Catastrophic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Platinum Exchange
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP Prime Silver Exchange
    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
    • HIP VIP Medicare Prime
    • Vytra HMO
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
    • Bricklayers Ins and Welfare Fund
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1 and 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3 and 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Care 2
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • River Spring Health Plan
    • River Spring Medicare HMP SNP
  • Sedgwick WTC
    • World Trade Center - Sedgwick
  • Tricare
    • TriWest
    • Tricare
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • United Health Care Charter
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare CareCore
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Compass Exchange
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule Insurance
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
    • VA CCN Optum
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • WTC Health Program
    • NY Fire Department - WTC
    • WTC Health Program
  • Wellcare
    • WellCare Medicare
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Patricia T. Tan, MD does not accept insurance.

Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associates

301 East 17th Street, Room 452, New York, NY 10003





NYU Langone Children’s Ambulatory Care Center - Mineola

120 Mineola Blvd, Ste 210, Mineola, New York 11501





NYU Langone Ambulatory Care - East Meadow

1530 Front Street, East Meadow, NY 11554





NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group

180 East Pulaski Road, Suite WLL-600, Huntington Station, New York 11746





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