Our Chief Doctors
Phillip Fyman, M.D.
Phillip Fyman is the co-medical director of Comprehensive Pain Management Associates. He has been in the practice of chronic pain medicine for more than twenty years and has experience in all of the newest interventional techniques used to treat chronic pain syndromes, including fluoroscopically guided nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation and different techniques used for disc pathology. Other modalities of treatment are also used, such as medication, physical therapy, trigger point injections and acupuncture.
Dr. Fyman is a graduate of Cornell Medical College. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with special qualifications in pain medicine, and is also certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Fyman has written a number of scientific papers published in peer revised literature and co-edited a book dealing with problems in anesthesiology. He is a founding member of the New York State Pain Society and is currently the treasurer. He is a former examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Fyman is a past president of the New York State Society of Anesthesiology; he was the first chairman of the Pain Medicine Committee of the NYSSA; he has been a member of the Pain Medicine Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and has served as a member of the House of Delegates. He is affiliated with Northwell Health at Syosset.
Alexander E. Weingarten , M.D.
Alexander Weingarten, MD, co-director has been practicing pain management since 1984, is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. In addition he has met the requirements for the American Board of Anesthesiology subspecialty certification in Pain Management. Dr Weingarten engages in all modalities of pain management with expertise in implantable technologies (morphine pump and spinal cord stimulators), fluoroscopic guided needle placement, radiofrequency ablation, percutaneous laser discectomy and epiduralysis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Dr Weingarten is an attending anesthesiologist at Northwell Health at Syosset Hospital, Day-Op Center of Long Island and North Queens Surgical Center in Bayside.
He is a member of the anesthesia department of Nassau University Medical Center and trains resident physicians in pain management. Dr Weingarten recently co-authored a chapter entitled “The Pathophysiology of Pain” as part of a text entitled Proving Pain and Suffering.
Joseph Bax, DO
Dr. Bax focuses on a patient-centered, hands-on, multidisciplinary approach in treating an array of painful conditions including but not limited to neck and back pain (stenosis and disc disease), arthritis, joint pain, neuropathy, radiculopathy, cancer pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and headaches.
Non-surgical orthopedics, sports medicine and interventional techniques are utilized to enhance function and quality of life. This includes the most advanced techniques using fluoroscopically guided spine procedures, epidural and facet injections, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulation, ultrasound guided joint injections, nerve blocks and botox injections. In addition Dr. Bax performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies to better evaluate and determine the etiology of the pain. Physical therapy, Osteopathic Manual Manipulation and medication management are also incorporated to improve outcomes when indicated.
Louis Malesardi, PA-CLouis Malesardi trained in medicine at Touro School of Health Sciences and graduated with honors. For the last 22 years, he has been a member of the team at Comprehensive Pain Management with Dr. Fyman and Dr. Weingarten. He performs such procedures as trigger point injections, nerve blocks, joint injections, as well as medication management. Mr. Malesardi has also served as a guest lecturer at Stony Brook Hospital PA Program.
“Working with chronic pain patients has given me an appreciation of their fortitude and resilience. It is an honor to be part of their healthcare.”