Pain center offering non-opioid treatment opens in Lake Success

County Executive Laura Curran cut the ribbon and presented ProHEALTH Care with a proclamation at a ceremony in Lake Success last Thursday. (Photo courtesy of ProHEALTH Care)

ProHEALTH Care celebrated the opening last Thursday of a pain and back center in Lake Success that offers pain treatment through non-surgical, opioid-free solutions.

“The pioneers at this center are truly delivering what the patients want, and that’s a direct correlation to the early level of success that we’re experiencing,” ProHEALTH Care CEO Zeyad Baker said.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and New Hyde Park Mayor Lawrence Montreuil joined the health system as it unveiled its first “Center of Excellence.”

Curran cut the ribbon and presented ProHEALTH Care with a proclamation. state Sen. Kevin Thomas(D-Levittown) and state Sen. Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck), as well as state Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso(Port Washington) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi (Glen Cove) also offered citations and proclamations dedicated to the new Center.

“Delivery of care with a patient-centric focus is so incredibly important and meaningful to our patients and for our residents,” Curran said.

The ProHEALTH Care Center for Neck and Back Pain takes a patient-centered, holistic approach and offers an integrated evaluation process, removing the guesswork in finding the right specialists, spokeswoman Shay Pantano said.

“If you look at any other Center of Excellence in New York, not one hits all the criteria that we’re hitting that’s not attached to an academic medical center,” Baker said.

What’s so special about the center is that a patient can see a doctor right away, Baker said.

“You don’t need to have imaging or bloodwork done before the doctor will see you — we’re not looking to add to the unnecessary costs or procedures,” he continued.

Today, neck and back pain costs the U.S. nearly $100 billion a year in both medical costs and lost productivity, Pantano said. The new center reflects ProHEALTH Care’s commitment to reinventing healthcare and transforming care delivery to patients, making it more affordable and efficient, she said.

The new center is comprised of multi-specialty physicians that offer a patient-centered, conservative approach for the care of neck and back pain, Pantano said. The collaborative team includes board-certified doctors in neurology, pain medicine, and physiatry.

“In taking a multidisciplinary approach, we provide a more comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s condition,” co-chair for the center Trusha Shah said. “The collaborative team of experts determine an action plan and the best course of treatment for the individual.”

The ProHEALTH Care Neck and Back Pain is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information about the ProHEALTH Care Center for Neck and Back Pain, visit

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