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Bindu Pathrose DO
Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Languages: English, Spanish
Medical School/Degree: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY
Undergraduate: SUNY at Binghamton
Stroke rehab, Prosthetics and Orthotics; Spasticity management, Acute pain or new onset pain; Inpatient rehabilitation
Year Joined: 2009
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
I remember thinking when I was in grade school that I wanted to be a physician. As I grew older and got more exposure to the field of medicine, I became more firm in my decision. Speaking to many people who held variable positions in the health field, I strongly felt this is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
In my specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I often encounter people at a stage where they are having difficulty with some important but basic function. For example, the total hip replacement patient who is having difficulty getting out of bed or the stroke patient who is having difficulty sitting straight. Watching them and helping them regain their function continues to be one of the most rewarding experiences.
How do you connect with your patients?
I try my best to spend as much time with my patients and talk to them about what it is that we are dealing with in each individual case. It's important that patients know what their diagnosis means and what are the possible treatment options. I try to make myself available to answer their questions as much as possible.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
My main interest is my family. I enjoy doing new things with my children whenever possible. Also, reading, dancing, listening to music are things that I have always enjoyed.
What is your advice for your patients?
Be an active participant in your health care; the more you know, the better.