When did Healing Through Caring Medical & Dr Irina Fuchs Move?
In the beginning of 2012 we moved to our new larger and expanded office at 7620 Bay Parkway
. Please feel free to stop by and visit us!
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we currently are.
What is a DO?
Many people are not aware there are two types of complete medical physicians in the United States - DO's and MD's. They are both alike in many ways; each can prescribe medicine and perform surgery. Both complete 4 years of medical school after which they both complete internships, residencies and fellowships. Both DOs and MDs can choose to practice in any specialty of medicine-such as family practice, cardiology, psychiatry, surgery or ophthalmology. Together, DOs and MDs enhance the state of health care available in the U.S. It is the ways that DOs and MDs are different that can bring an extra dimension to your health care.
Why choose an Osteopathic Physician?
In addition to all the prescribing and medical knowledge of a regular physician, osteopathic physicians can incorporate hands-on manipulative treatment called osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT uses a full evaluation of the patient's structural anatomy in order to come up with a proper treatment plan. OMT is a natural, gentle, painless and non-invasive way of treating many pain conditions as well as other problems.
Therefore, an osteopathic physician can work in conjunction to complement your current therapy and when appropriate, replace the use of medications or surgery. At times, osteopathic physicians can have success when traditional treatments have failed.
What can be treated with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)?
Many people can benefit from Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). Osteopathic physicians providing OMT can complement your current therapies and when appropriate, reduce or replace drugs or surgery. Most patients come in for treatment of pain they have been unable to remedy by other treatments. OMT is also great for athletes, as it can improve athletic performance and stamina by helping the body function more efficiently. OMT can also be used to treat a wide spectrum of problems, including but not limited to:
- Neck and Back Pain
- Joint and Muscle Pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Traumatic Injury
- Stress related tension and pain
- Chronic Digestive Disorders such as IBS
- Overuse Injuries
- Poor Digestion
- TMJ Disorders
- Chronic Digestive disorders
- Gastric Reflux
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Menstrual Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
What should I wear to my appointment?
There is no required attire, but it is recommended to loose comfortable clothing such as sweat pants or yoga pants. Although tight jeans or a skirt are not recommended, we do have gowns for your convenience.
What if my insurance is not accepted?
First check our Insurance list
. In the event that you do not see your insurance on the list we highly recommend you call the office at 718-234-9100, as we may not have updated our list it yet. Otherwise, we offer reasonable rates and accept cash, check and credit for your convenience.
What is Biopuncture?
See more information about biopuncture
What is the difference between Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture?
Although both are very similar and rooted from the same ancient medicine, the difference between them is the person performing the procedure. In medical Acupuncture a licensed physician who has undergone additional acupuncture training is administering the treatment. Furthermore, a physician is able to supplement your acupuncture with more traditional western medicine as needed.
What if I have a question that is not answered here?