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Loren Fishman, M.D.

In over two decades of practice, Dr. Loren Fishman has gained an international reputation as a back-pain specialist, a diagnostician and a pioneer in the treatment of many disorders, including piriformis syndrome and rotator cuff tear. He has authored more than 70 academic journal articles and six books.

A past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Fishman is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia Medical School. He has recently published an innovative book about electrodiagnostic testing, published by Springer.

Dr. Fishman studied yoga in India with BKS Iyengar, uses it in his rehabilitation practice and has written extensively about yoga as an adjunct to medical treatment.

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Allen Wilkins, M.D.

Allen N. Wilkins, a New York City native, received his MD from a combined program at Dartmouth Medical School and Brown Medical School. He did three years of orthopedic surgery residency at Brown Medical School. Then his interest in diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders led him to Harvard Medical School, where he finished his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as Chief Resident.

He is an Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,and a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

For twenty years Dr. Wilkins has practiced martial arts, including tae kwon do, kung-fu, shorin-ryu, and aikido and has often acted as onsite physician at martial arts tournaments.

Barbara Schwartz, M.D.

Barbara Ruth Schwartz, MD, FAAPMR, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from CUNY, went to medical school and completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She chose Rehabilitation Medicine because she likes the patient contact and the ability to help her patients improve and feel better without surgical intervention and has been with our practice for fifteen years.

A specialist in pain management, Dr. Schwartz is also an expert in Sports Medicine,Geriatrics, musculo-skeletal diagnosis and treatment and post-operative care. Treating patients in pain and with other unique problems led Dr. Schwartz to add acupuncture to her skills.

A medical consultant to TheraCare, Dr. Schwartz evaluates and diagnoses children who have or are at risk for developmental disabilities. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

David Spinner, M.D.

David Spinner, who recently finished an Interventional pain fellowship at Harvard, is an expert in all types interventional spinal care, and designs all treatment programs for individual needs. He does epidural injections, facet joint injections, facet cyst aspirations, kyphoplasty and many other interventions. His rehabilitation specialties include diagnostic ultrasound and guided injections, sports medicine, electrodiagnostsic testing, spasticity management, platelet rich plasma (PRP), regenerative interventions, pregnancy related pain and other techniques. He also treats headache and neck problems.

As one of the first physicians in the country to become certified in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasonography, Dr. Spinner lectures nationally on musculoskeletal interventions. He was the lead editor for the first textbook on the topic, Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. He also has numerous publications in textbooks and medical journals. In addition to his work at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Spinner is an assistant professor in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of Mt Sinai Hospital. He is a New York City native and is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He completed his residency at Mt. Sinai.