Stella M. Ferker, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

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Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Physiatry, Interventional Spine, Spine Care
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute
Languages spoken
English, Russian

Dr. Ferker's Locations

Distance
less than  km
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Conditions Dr. Ferker Treats

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Services Dr. Ferker Offers

  • Advanced Spine Center
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bracing Evaluation
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Head, Neck and Spine Care
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Condition Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Injections
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)
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About Dr. Ferker

Philosophy of care

I firmly believe in performing high-quality and evidence-based spine interventions. I use a multidisciplinary approach to managing your pain, including physical therapy, medication, lifestyle modification and minimally invasive procedures. I evaluate and treat patients who have painful and disabling neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

Why I entered medicine

My family and I emigrated to the United States from Ukraine when I was only 7 years old. Our move followed an automobile accident that took the life of my father and left my mother critically ill. I watched for years as she battled one disability after another with the help of astonishing physicians. Even at that young age there was nothing I wanted to do more than help patients such as my mom gain their function and life back. Going to medical school seemed like the correct choice.

Community involvement

During the past several years of work in Pennsylvania I have been involved in programs that educate people in the community about different disease processes and possible treatment options.

Personal interests

I love spending time with my wonderful young family. Traveling with family and friends is my favorite pastime. Personal hobbies include painting, art appreciation and theater. As a New Yorker since childhood, Broadway shows have been a large part of my life.

Education

Undergraduate
Brooklyn College, BA - Psychology & Liberal Arts, 2007

Medical Training
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2012

Training

Internship 2013
Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency 2016
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Fellowship 2017
Interventional Spine, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates

Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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