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Elmhurst pain and joint specialist talks methods

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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:30 am

At Dr. Sawey Harhash’s spine and sports medicine practice in Elmhurst, he has a special approach to dealing with his patients — he respects them. “Another doctor might just give you a pain medication and tell you to go. But I won’t do that. I like to find the source of the pain. I customize my treatment for the patient,” said Dr. Harhash, who even likened himself to an investigator.

Dr. Harhash runs New York Spine and Sports Medicine at 87-08 Justice Ave. He specializes in pain treatment and sports medicine, which addresses a wide array of common issues. “Pain treatment, joint injuries, knee problems, arthritis, running or walking accidents, nerve problems. I treat people who have chronic feet, hand or leg pain. I’ve treated shoulder pain,” listed Dr. Harhash. And don’t let the word “sports” fool you — Dr. Harhash regularly treats young and old and everyone inbetween.

The doctor’s experience is impeccable — he has worked in the field of pain and sports medicine in the United States for over a decade, before which he was a trauma doctor with the Egyptian Air Force. “If you have the source of the pain, you have the solution,” he said. “I like to treat the pain at the source. You won’t have to come back every two or three months for more medicine.”

It’s not all about money for Dr. Harhash. “With pain medicine, it’s a beautiful feeling to help a patient in pain, it’s something unique.” On his website, newyorkspineand sportmedicine.com, Dr. Harhash explains how his love for pain treatment and sports medicine came to be: “Years ago when I was working as a surgeon, I helped a seriously injured child work through his pain and ultimately walk again. It was an incredibly important moment in my life.”

His office isn’t only different from others because of the respect and individualized care he brings to his patients. Dr. Harhash’s expertise offers a unique opportunity to patients. “Not many doctors are trained in pain and sports medicine. There are very few places where you could go to one place and get both sorts of medicine,” he explained.

Dr. Harhash must be doing something right, because his patients seem to really appreciate his work and the results. “He is able to talk and ask questions, which is hard to find in a doctor these days,” reads one online testimonial. “I thank God that Dr. Harhash is doing his job exceedingly well, there are not many doctors such as him left.” Another patient writes, “In particular, Dr. Harhash was one of the kindest, most caring and intelligent doctors we have ever met. His care was amazing. He always took time to make sure we understood all the medications, tests, treatments and options. He had a true doctor’s touch.”

If you’re all bent out of shape, it’s a safe bet that Dr. Harhash will be able to help you out. His office can be reached at (718) 424-8660, or you can visit it at 87-08 Justice Avenue in Elmhurst.

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