How it all started...
"I knew I wanted to go into med school. I also had an interest in business and finance, so I majored in financial economics and I always had the desire to blend the two at some point. Anyway, I went to med school and started off doing general surgery. You’re fresh out of med school, all of the sudden you’re a doctor in general surgery. You would see a lot of bad stuff like car accidents, stabbings, burns…I just felt that the humanism and relationships that I had expected or imagined going into medicine were just different in the surgical field. I wanted to help people after they had had some major setback.
That threw me into physical medicine rehabilitation. I went to Washington University in St. Louis for my physical medicine rehab residency. We’d take care of patients that had different sorts of setbacks such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and musculo-skeletal injuries. I really enjoyed that field as it allowed me to play the role of sports medicine, neurology, and orthopedics. I felt that pain management was a natural extension of what I had learned over there.
In physical medicine, you look at everything more holistically as far as their diet, exercise, social support system. The environment for patients makes a big difference in their overall outcomes. Upon completing the fellowship, I decided to start my own practice.
That was a big challenge, especially in a city like New York where expenses are very high for real estate, human capital, and everything else you need to run a business."
To read the full interview with PatientPop, go to https://www.patientpop.com/blog/running-a-practice/dr-karan-johar-interview/.
Even in a specialists-rich city like New York, access to healthcare remains extremely fragmented. Our practice aims to provide public access to a multi-disciplinary, university-quality care in a non-rushed private practice environment. Not only will this environment allow physicians to spend crucial time with patients, but the patient will leave the office feeling hopeful and well taken care of. Everyone deserves the utmost care and attention from their physician. At NYC Pain Specialists, we dedicate ourselves in providing just that-------much-needed compassion for our patients.