Survey Response: Dr Steven Lidsky
This survey was last updated in January 2013.
Degrees/Licenses Held: Doctor of Chiropractic
Gramercy Park, New York City
Phone: 917 664 4618
Number of years in practice: 15 years
Number of years in practice with patients who have TMS: 4
Number of patients you have seen who have had TMS: Numerous
What is your association to the TMS community? I am a former patient of Dr. Sarno and have incorporated his teachings into my own practice.
Have you ever suffered from TMS? Absolutely
Are you able to conduct therapy sessions over the phone? Yes
What insurance plans do you currently accept? None
Do you have a sliding scale of payment for people who are not covered by insurance? Yes
What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS?
As a former patient of Dr. Sarno, I successfully completed his educational program. I have read all four of Dr. Sarno’s books in addition to The Great Pain Deception by Steven Ray Ozanich, which I highly recommend. I will be participating in forums, discussion groups and consultations with other TMS practitioners. I will be attending lectures and seminars/webinars that focus on TMS and mindbody syndromes. I keep up to date with all the current literature on TMS. I have found that I learn the most from my patients, so I will continue to listen to their experiences as carefully and attentively as ever.
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In 2004, in a desperate attempt to relieve myself of excruciating pain, my wife, Lisa forced me to read The Mindbody Prescription. I was completely drawn in as I saw myself on page after page. I soon became a patient of Dr. Sarno and completed his treatment program with tremendous success. My experience forever changed the way I think about the causes of and treatments for pain. Having had this experience myself, I can be both a practitioner and partner to my patients. My personal story is both enlightening and uplifting. I have more empathy than ever for patients who suffer from unrelenting pain. I feel very connected to my patients and I think this is why my patients tell me they feel so understood by me.
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