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Thomas J. Booker MD
Board Certified: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Medical School/Degree: New York University School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center, Crystal Run Ambulatory Surgery Center of Middletown, LLC
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Internship: General Surgery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Fellowship: Pain Medicine, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate: New York University
Back and neck pain. Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain.
Year Joined: 2008
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
I started reading about the body around age six.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
Pain can be a multifaceted problem and presents a very unique challenge.
How do you connect with your patients?
I try to understand what is causing their pain and develop reasonable goals.
What is your advice for your patients?
Exercise and stay as active as possible - inactivity makes pain worse.