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Completed a fellowships as a Fellow in Pediatric and Cardiac Anesthesia, at the University Hospital at Stony Brook, to become Director of Anesthesia at Central General Hospital and Plainview Hospital in Plainview, New York from 1992 to 2000.
Pain Management & Pain Relief
Dr. Finkelstein believes in limiting medication as much as possible, and prefers to focus on using nerve blocks that are correctly placed and expertly administered,  together with good nutrition, physical therapy and home exercise programs. Medications are used only as needed to help the patient to achieve a life style in which the patient’s pain is manageable. His private practice offers spinal cord stimulation implant therapy, implantable pain medication pumps, radiofrequency thermal lesioning of painful peripheral nerves and facet (neck, thorax and lumbar spine joints). The Pain Care Medicine of Long Island private practice recently,  gained expertise and interest in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for painful joints and ligament disorders.

Work experience

Jan 2000Present

Pain Management Specialist

Pain Care Medicine of Long Island, PLLC, Plainview

Attending Physician

Pain Management Center at University Hospital

Attending physician at the Pain Management Center at University Hospital 


Director of Anesthesia

Central General Hospital and Plainview Hospital

Full time practice of pain management. 


Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP.)

World Institute of Pain (WIP)

The exam is a rigorous 3 part test which includes oral, written and practical aspects and judges the examinee on his/her knowledge and performance of 4 nerve blocks in front of 2 examiners. 


Sackler School of Medicine