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Seeing the Whole Picture: Dr. Johnson and NP Kostadinov on Better Patient Care Through Teamwork

Aug. 14, 2018

Can a multidisciplinary approach to back pain reduce opioid addiction? That’s what Director of Physical Therapy Evan Johnson, PT, DPT and nurse practitioner Jane Kostadinov, NP, CNRN asked attendees during their panel at Columbia’s Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Day. Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (CUIMC/NYP) created the Columbia Commons Campus-Wide Interprofessional Practice and Education Day, or IPE Day, to bring together professionals from all areas of healthcare to talk about ways to improve patient care by working across … Continue reading Seeing the Whole Picture: Dr. Johnson and NP Kostadinov on Better Patient Care Through Teamwork

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Dr. Feldstein’s Annual Tribute Picture to Residents, Unveiled

Jul. 31, 2018

Each year it’s different, and always a delight. A source of much anticipation, Dr. Neil Feldstein’s graduating resident tribute picture began as a way for the pediatric neurosurgeon to honor residents in his own style. It has since become a tradition of more than two decades—and counting. Every year, a dinner is held to honor graduating residents, and every year Dr. Feldstein unveils his creation. The picture is kept closely guarded until the dinner, when Dr. Feldstein ferries a set … Continue reading Dr. Feldstein’s Annual Tribute Picture to Residents, Unveiled

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“Top Doctor” Makes It Easier to Choose the Best Doctor

Jul. 26, 2018

Choosing the right doctor for you or a loved one can be difficult, especially when you have a spinal condition that requires the care of a neurosurgeon. You set out to find the right one by asking family and friends for recommendations. You also scour the internet, reading webpage after webpage about different neurosurgeons and their qualifications, because you want only the very best. After all, the spine is a complex and delicate part of the body. Your search reveals … Continue reading “Top Doctor” Makes It Easier to Choose the Best Doctor

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Nurse Practitioner Maria Farrow Attends the First Spine Symposium at NYP’s Och Spine Hospital

Jul. 10, 2018

The Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian hosted its first symposium on spinal care, and New York Presbyterian nurse practitioner Maria Farrow was able to attend the event, held in May during Nurses Week. “It was especially wonderful that nurses and nurse practitioners were well represented among the presenters,” says Farrow. The Spine Symposium brought together spine nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals that make up the multidisciplinary teams used to take care of patients at the … Continue reading Nurse Practitioner Maria Farrow Attends the First Spine Symposium at NYP’s Och Spine Hospital

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