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Thomas B. Folino DO

Specialties: Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain

Board Certified: Anesthesiology

Languages: English

General Info

Medical School/Degree: DO, NYIT College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

Hospital Affiliations: St. Anthony Community Hospital

Residency: Anesthesiology, NYU School Of Medicine, New York, NY

Internship: Internal Medicine NYU School Of Medicine, New York, NY

Fellowship: Interventional Pain Management, Northwell/Hofstra School Of Medicine, New York, NY

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University Of Connecticut Storrs, CT

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Year Joined: 2023

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

Growing up witnessing my mother's tireless dedication and unwavering commitment as a nurse is what inspired me to pursue a career in healthcare. Listening to my mother's experiences at the dinner table growing up instilled in me a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I am driven by a deep sense of empathy and a passion for helping those in need. Following in the footsteps of my mother and becoming a physician has given me the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the field of medicine, providing compassionate and comprehensive care to anyone that walks through the door.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

I am passionate about pain management due to the profound impact it can have on my patients' lives. I have the privilege of working with patients to alleviate their suffering and restore quality of life for individuals grappling with chronic pain. Witnessing patients experience relief and regain mobility and functionality, is what brings me immense joy as a physician. The field of pain medicine is constantly evolving, offering me opportunities for ongoing learning and the chance to explore cutting-edge research and technology to further treat my patients.

How do you connect with your patients?

As an Interventional Pain Physician I understand that chronic pain can deeply affect individuals physically, mentally, and emotionally. I will take the time to actively listen and validate your experiences. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgemental environment encouraging open communication, allowing you to freely express your concerns, fears and treatment goals. I believe in collaborating with my patients with genuine care and respect, working together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that aligns with their needs and values.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

When I'm not working on my golf game I enjoy spending my freetime being with my family and dog, Zeus.

What is your advice for your patients?

Firstly, I would like to emphasize the importance of open and honest communication, encouraging patients to share their experiences, concerns and treatment goals. This empowers patients to actively participate in their care. By establishing a strong doctor-patient relationship, I can better tailor treatment plans to meet individual needs. Secondly, emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treating pain, combining interventional techniques with complementary therapies such as physical therapy, acupuncture or mindfulness techniques promoting a holistic approach. Additionally, I encourage maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet and adequate sleep, as these all can positively influence pain levels.


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