Treating the patient with a work related spine injury requires a unique set of clinical skills that take many years of experience to develop. The physicians at Comprehensive Spine Care have a combined experience of well over 30 years in treating occupational spine injuries in the acute, sub-acute, and chronic phase. The administrative and clinical staff at Comprehensive Spine Care are extremely knowledgeable of and sensitive to all the issues that can potentially complicate the care of spine injured workers. At Comprehensive Spine Care we believe that our collective clinical and administrative expertise, ease of communication, and our compassionate individualized approach to each case are key to our reputation and repeat referrals from Workers’ Compensation adjusters, case managers, and employers for over 20 years. We take great pride in several aspects of our practice that have made us particularly suitable for treating patients with work related spine injuries:
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I have been utilizing Comprehensive Spine Care for well over a decade as a nurse case manager caring for injured workers with both spinal and pain management issues. The most important things to me and my patients are timeliness in securing treatment, good outcomes and a focus on returning injured workers to productivity in a safe and effective manner. I know when I refer a patient to anyone of the physicians associated with Comprehensive Spine Care the staff will be sensitive to all of my needs and that I am guaranteed that my goals as a nurse case manager will be met. Thank you for all that you do for me and my patients as it is sincerely appreciated.
The office staff at Comprehensive Spine Care realizes the importance of Case Managers and has dedicated professional staff members who are efficient and courteous. There is a quick turnaround for appointment scheduling as well as a shorter waiting time for surgical scheduling. The appointments are given appropriate time blocks and the office wait time is minimal. The physicians are knowledgeable in the workers compensation process and strive to develop a working rapport with the claimant and case manager. They are always available to meet and answer any questions about a claim. The return time on work status/quick notes is immediate and the office notes are faxed the next day.
As a case manager I have found that Comprehensive Spine is a breeze to work with! The office staff is extremely helpful, efficient, and responsive to the case managers’ and patients’ needs alike; appointments are flexible, plus they make every effort to accommodate the case managers when unexpected conflicts arise. The staff always makes a note in the patient’s computerized file when a case manager is expected to attend a visit and will call to notify the case manager if the client arrives early and wait for the case manager to arrive. Dictation is always immediately available at the conclusion of each visit. Spine surgeons Drs. Rafael Levin and Nomaan Ashraf are superb surgeons affiliated with highly-rated Hackensack University Medical Center as well as their sister facility, Hackensack North (formerly Pascack Valley) in Westwood, NJ. Both physicians have an excellent understanding of workers’ comp and make every effort to assist case managers in addressing all aspects of the claim while attending to all of the clients’ needs with a superior level of expertise, empathy and professionalism. There is also a pain management specialist within the practice, Dr. Jonathan Lester, who can assist clients with their pain management needs as well as perform EMGs and epidural injections. In addition, there is a physical therapist located in the Emerson office location who can provide PT services to clients. Due to their expertise and positive outcomes as well as the ease in working with the office, I have referred many clients to Comprehensive Spine for treatment and plan to continue to do so in the future.
Thank you to everyone at Comprehensive Spine for being so wonderful