East River Professional Building

523 E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021, USA


(212) 606-1725(212) 606-1725

Stamford Connecticut/Chelsea Piers

333 Earle Ovington Blvd #106, Uniondale, NY 11553, USA


(212) 606-1725(212) 606-1725

Dr. Sabrina Strickland, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna, Affinity, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, HIP, Oxford, United Healthcare, ConnectiCare

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Voro score

89% recommended

175 out of 196 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(184)

Yelp

3.0(11)

Approach

As a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, my goal is to help patients resume their active lifestyles. My practice specializes in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. I co-founded the Patellofemoral Center at HSS and have a special interest in disorders related to the kneecap. Although many patients come to see me after injuries sustained while playing sports such as soccer, basketball or skiing, others come due to pain in everyday activities such as walking down stairs. Prior to medical school, I was a ski instructor at Stratton during college and spent a year skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado. I'm an avid skier and enjoy watching my three daughters compete in ski races at Windham and surrounding mountains.

Biography

Educations

Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical School, MD, 1996
Cornell University, BA, 1991

Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Trainings

Hospital for Special Surgery, 2001 (residency)
Hospital for Special Surgery, 2002 (fellowship)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (196)
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 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Strickland performed 3 shoulder surgeries on me. This included my bicep tendons rotator cuff and labrums. She is world renowned and teaches at the highest levels. She is at the Hospital of Special Surgeries. I would recommend her to anyone over local Drs. This is her specialty. She does it every day!
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How was your experience with the doctor?My experience with Dr. Strickland was excellent. She was thorough in her exam and clearly explained my injury. She spoke to me in a way so that I could understand what happened and patiently answered my questions. Dr. Strickland was honest and gave me realistic expectations while discussing my options. She was kind, and calm, cool, and collected, which helped me absorb and process the information I was receiving. I am very confident that I will heal under her care.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I was a patient of Dr. Strickland's twice. First, I got a 2nd opinion from her via the Grand Rounds (GR) program, which costs $800, all out of pocket. That was a disappointment. It took me 2-3 hours to talk to the doctor that intook all the information I provided for Dr. Strickland to evaluate, because I had seen so many doctors and PTs previously, and because I provided so much information. Once I was informed Dr. Strickland was selected for by GR consult, it was less than an hour later when she responded. It would have been impossible for her to review even half of the information I provided in that time, let alone process and evaluate it. The response I got back was completely unhelpful and I received no new information from it. It genuinely seemed like the response was phoned in, with no real thought and attention put into it. A month after that consult, I saw her in person. This was another disappointment. No attempt was made to explain why I have the symptoms I do. Injections were suggested, when I don't have joint pain. I just have tendon pain, and a severe feeling of misalignment and weakness - no explanation was offered for these symptoms. She also recommended blood flow restriction therapy - to help develop the parts of my quads that feel dead. She said I could try it at the PT facility in HSS. I got to the PT facility that day and they told me I couldn't just TRY it, I could only do it if I set up a bunch of appointments to do it regularly. Sorry, I'm not driving 3 hours each way 2 times a week for that. And there literally isn't a facility that offers blood flow restriction therapy any closer. How could she not know her own PT facility wouldn't even let me try it? How could she not know it's not offerred, basically anywhere else? I don't think it would have helped anyway. It's just a stretch of a suggestion to get me to leave. Just like all the other doctors I have seen at HSS, no actual analysis of my symptoms is performed. No one at HSS has done a single thing to try to explain the cause of my symptoms. I have tried to contact Dr. Strickland, but I was told she does not speak to patients on the phone. Many other doctors do.
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I just had my fourth, and final operation by Dr. Strickland. She's kind, she's the best in her field (she founded the patella department at HSS!) and does everything she can to get you back on your feet. She has an awesome team who are super helpful and communicative. Nothing she does is simple: I just had my second MACI/MPFL and right now she's not my favorite person, but I know after having my other knee done what the end result is, so I'm riding it out and she'll be on my nice list before it's done. She's so good in my eyes, I travel cross country for her help and don't think twice about doing so.
AnonymousNov 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great bedside manner. Took the time to discuss my imaging and possible treatments. Highly recommend!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional diagnosis. Direct and to the point.
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Doesn't take seriously cases that aren't the worst of the worst. Super helpful in some ways with diagnosing, but not empathic once she doesn't believe you desperately need help.
Kim T.Dec 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional, easy to talk to and knowledgeable. Went to her for a second opinion for shoulder surgery. Was so impressed with Dr. Strickland and the staff that I will be using her for the procedure.
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I have read the 1 star reviews below and feel I need to weigh in.  I have seen Doctor Strickland for 8 years now for a very complicated knee defect.  Dr. Strickland was the only physician in 20 plus years with this problem who diagnosed it correctly and surgically repaired the knee to the point where I can ski and cycle (50+ miles a day) and can function to the best of my ability with what I was born with.  Her staff has always been very friendly and helpful with insurance issues. The entire hospital system switched computer systems which may be leading to some of the administrative problems.  It is a shame that some folks discount such an amazingly talented surgeon because of an administrative issue.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing! She was fantastic, a surgeon not overly eager to cut.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctors office took two weeks to respond back after taking an MRI. Called multiple times to get a std response that someone will call back. Terrible treatment for those who are seeking diagnosis for pain
Daniel M.Dec 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?speedy and helped draw out on the chair wrapping thing in doctor's office exactly what was wrong - innovative, cool, and super helpful!
Jamal R.Sep 27
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Highly Favorably experience! I felt in great knowledgeable hands! I would definitely return.
Eileen S.Sep 17
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I saw Dr Strickland for a shoulder injury (my SC joint specifically, an anterior subluxation). She was, for lack of a better word, supercillious, rushed, and borderline rude. She is a very in-the-box kind of thinker with little patience for explaining joint/muscular function. I left with more questions than answers. She did not explain to me all my treatment options (like prolotherapy and PRP), even though I asked about them, telling me they were not "supported" by the literature. Instead, she recommended a cortisone shot (which, by the way, is also not "supported" by the literature). Her treatment did nothing and there was no follow-up by her chaotic office. Her staff could not explain the safety parameters of nursing during the course of my cortisone treatment (even though they are a Women's Sports Medicine group!!). I had to find the answers out myself, researching half-lives of steroid solutions online. She left me with little hope and did not have much experience with my kind of injury. Since then, I have sought out other physicians. I am currently getting POSITIVE results with treatments that she did not tell me anything about.  She might be ok for an easy, run-of-the-mill injury, but for something complicated, I'd advise a patient to look elsewhere for someone who is a more independent thinker and with a better bedside manner.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Don't bother going to see Dr. Strickland unless you have a lot of time on your hands to navigate the administrative mess that is her practice.  I had to call 6 times to find out if she reviewed my MRI results, and each time I was told I would receive a call back. Never happened. When she finally reviewed the results and prescribed treatment, I had to deal with the individual who handles insurance.  I followed up a week after I was told they would get preauthorization from my insurance company, and nothing had been done.  I was then told that I'd have to wait until the following week, because the person who handles that was going on vacation.  I eventually gave up and saw another doctor, who has a friendly helpful staff and doesn't compromise patient care due to a poorly staffed office.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Strickland is wonderful
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Sabrina was great. Took the time to walk me through my shoulder dislocation and explain my mri / next steps.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Strickland spent at most five minutes examining me, discouraged me from getting an MRI, and mumbled something about scapular winging, which is a SYMPTOM, not a diagnosis. She said she would give me a script for physical therapy and then dismissed me to pay the bill. More than four weeks later and I still have received neither an insurance statement nor the promised scrip - nothing from her office except two additional bills from the Hospital for Special Surgery.
AnonymousJan 23
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Strickland spent all of five minutes with me. She discouraged any imaging beyond the X-ray I'd just had, which showed nothing, told me she would set up a scrip for physical therapy, and dismissed me to pay my bill, without ever really giving me a diagnosis. Four weeks later and I still have received neither an insurance statement or the promised scrip.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She is great. Highly recommended for orthopedic work (Knees)
Emily B.Aug 31
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?If I could give zero I would the office people are rude. She barely examines you. I totally felt like she just packs in all the appointments possible to bill the insurance companies. The X-ray tech complained about doing the set of X-rays ordered, the whole time I was lying there in pain. I will never ever go back.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and well-trained. Answered all my questions. My two shoulder replacements totally eliminated severe pain and restriction of range of motion.
Erica K.Jun 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The office was efficient, pleasant. Dr. Strickland took the time to answer my questions.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My teenage daughter came to see The Dr. She was seen right away and the Dr took the time to explain her diagnosis thoroughly. She even drew some pictures so my daughter would know what she was explaining.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Strickland performed my ACL reconstruction surgery a few months ago and I am very pleased with the results. I barely have scars and am on track to be back to playing sports in no time. Very professional and extremely good at what she does. If you need knee/shoulder surgery, she is your lady! 100% recommend her to do the job. Entire staff in her office is amazing - willing to answer any questions you might have and are all very responsive.
James M.Jan 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Strickland and her staff were very professional and made me feel very comfortable regarding my shoulder pain. I would highly recommend the office of Dr. Strickland.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Confidence inspiring Doctor. Great support staff. Friendly and efficient.
AnonymousMay 20
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Back in 2010 or 2011 I had gone to Dr. Strickland to treat my RIGHT knee, as I had some pain. At that time she ordered an MRI and recommended a cortisone shot for the pain. I refused cortisone, mostly because I didn't have enough information to make the decision on the spot. I was happy with the visit. In 2015, I went back to Dr. Strickland to treat LEFT knee pain, for which she ordered an x-ray. When reading my diagnosis, she mentioned that I had swelling in the knee/patella and again recommended a cortisone shot. My response to her was one of surprise, as I was shocked that x-rays reveal swelling in the knee. To which she confessed she was looking at my MRI from years ago, and not the x-ray she just ordered. An honest mistake, I assumed; but what got me was that she insisted on a cortisone shot for my left knee, and all she had was an x-ray. I walked away with the impression that her No. 1 treatment option is to reach for the cortisone, coupled with mistaking my knees and reading an MRI dated from years ago. I'm sure she's a good doc but I can't say I she instilled confidence in this patient.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Strickland was thorough and professional. Staff seems courteous. No issues at all. Glad I made my appt. I have runners knee...which she explained and recommended PT. Hope it gets better soon.
Gloria M.Nov 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The consummate professional with a great personality
AnonymousNov 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Strickland was direct, thorough, kind, attentive and explained her perspective on my complaint without condescension, but clearly and with instructions for my personal plan to get well and follow-up with her. She also listened to and answered my questions with patience and respect. She was on time and her support staff (and their administrative systems/infrastructure) rwas amazing. She is the type of doctor who I immediately trust and the reason why it's worth it to go to HSS all the way from central Brooklyn: I feel confident that the opinion is right and that the plan of action will lead to better health, which is inspiring and saves my time and energy for better things.
Karen C.Oct 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She took her time and explained what my issue was and different options for treatment. She was very friendly and the staff is very nice as well. I would definitely recommend her.
George N.Oct 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Strickland's expertise in person matches her amazing credentials online. She explained my knee issues in plain english--very easy to understand. I would def. recommend her.
AnonymousOct 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Thorough with exam and with explainations. Incredibly knowledgable on women's shoulder issues. Good beside manner. Very organized office.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent. Please let everyone know.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?very personal & professional, informative & reassuring
Nancy M.Jul 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very good. Encouraging and positive. Some good options.
Jill M.Jun 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everything about Dr. Strickland's practice is professional, modern, and inspires confidence. She runs a tight ship and seems to want to give her patients the best possible care and experience, and it shows. Even the x-ray room is right down the hall, beautiful and brand-new looking, with a great view. X-rays are done right before your visit, if needed, so everything is completely seamless. Dr. Strickland's practice is part of the sports med center for women at HSS, and it's great that this practice exists. Every person in the office was kind and competent, to say the least. As a new patient, I can't speak to long-term care, but I was very impressed after this first visit.
Jill M.Jun 13
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Everything about Dr. Strickland's practice is professional, modern, and inspires confidence. She runs a tight ship and seems to want to give her patients the best possible care and experience, and it shows. Even the x-ray room is right down the hall, beautiful and brand-new looking, with a great view.  X-rays are done right before your visit, if needed, so everything is completely seamless. Dr. Strickland's practice is part of the sports med center for women at HSS, and it's great that this practice exists. Every person in the office was kind and competent, to say the least. As a new patient, I can't speak to long-term care, but I was very impressed after this first visit.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great, smart doctor with a good sense of humor and very down-to-earth. Knows her stuff!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I have been seeing Dr. Strickland for several years now because she is such a great doctor. She has a good beside manner, is prompt and always on time. I have tried several doctors and she was the first to take my health concerns seriously and is always striving to find ways to alleviate the pain I have in my knee.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Strickland was very professional and has great people skills. she put me at ease right away, explained my diagnosis and treatment options.
AnonymousJan 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent. Had shoulder surgery from Dr. S. Was informative, communicative, and is astoundingly brilliant. Even laughed at a few of my jokes. I kept myself completely cool going into the surgery, because no doubt in my mind she was on her game. You can trust her 100%. Very impressed, great office staff as well.
AnonymousJan 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Stickland and her associate as well as the office staff were efficient, warm and caring. It was evident that Dr Strickland was genuinely interested my daughters injury as well as providing a clear understanding of her options.
AnonymousJan 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very efficient meeting, which is what I was looking for.
AnonymousDec 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I've met with a number of shoulder specialists in my life, but Dr. Strickland is one of the few that I would see more than once. She knows her stuff, can explain it well, and clearly has the expertise to provide her patients with confidence. I hope not to have to see her again, but will not hesitate to choose her if I have more issues with my shoulder!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The office was immaculate, the staff friendly and courteous. The whole process was organized (I had to get X-rays and then see the doctor), but the office notified me to come in an hour ahead of my appointment so everything was very smooth. Dr. Strickland was extremely personable and I would highly recommend her.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr, Stickland both diagnosed and solved my shoulder issue very easily and effectively. I eventually had surgery, which went perfectly and my recovery was excellent. I would highly recommend her and her staff (and the PT who is associated with HSS, Advantage Therapy). And, of course, cannot thank her enough for getting me back to playing with my 3 year old.
AnonymousAug 15
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?United Healthcare Community Plan is not accepted here! I went to my appointment, paid $20 for parking in the city. After an hour at the office, whilst taking my blood pressure, they inform that my insurance is not accepted there. "Sorry"
AnonymousJul 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The front desk support staff and the professionalism of Dr Strickland was excellent. Definitely would recommend.