Stella M. Ferker, MD
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About Stella Ferker
Philosophy of careI firmly believe in performing high-quality and evidence-based spine interventions. I use a multidisciplinary approach to managing your pain, including physical therapy, medication, lifestyle modification and minimally invasive procedures. I evaluate and treat patients who have painful and disabling neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
Why I entered medicineMy family and I emigrated to the United States from Ukraine when I was only 7 years old. Our move followed an automobile accident that took the life of my father and left my mother critically ill. I watched for years as she battled one disability after another with the help of astonishing physicians. Even at that young age there was nothing I wanted to do more than help patients such as my mom gain their function and life back. Going to medical school seemed like the correct choice.
Community involvementDuring the past several years of work in Pennsylvania I have been involved in programs that educate people in the community about different disease processes and possible treatment options.
Personal interestsI love spending time with my wonderful young family. Traveling with family and friends is my favorite pastime. Personal hobbies include painting, art appreciation and theater. I've been a New Yorker since childhood, so Broadway shows are a large part of my life.
Undergraduate Brooklyn College BA - Psychology & Liberal Arts 2007
Medical Training 2012SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine,
Internship 2013Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency 2016Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Fellowship 2017Interventional Spine, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates,