I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Charla Fischer and the New York Presbyterian staff. For many years, I suffered from sporadic back pain which had been misdiagnosed as a pulled muscle. At the end of February 2013, the pain returned but this time it lasted for 6 long agonizing months. I tried every type of therapy along with pain management, with no relief. The pain became so unbearable that I was not able to do such simple things as sitting or walking. In August 2013, another doctor referred me to Dr. Fischer who diagnosed me with two herniated disks.
I am happy to say that Dr. Fischer surgically removed the herniated disks and restored my quality of life. The treatment I received by Dr. Fischer and the New York Presbyterian staff was exceptional. Everyone I encountered showed a genuine care concern for my situation. The staff treated me as part of their family and made this difficult time in my life so much easier. For these reasons they will forever hold a special place in my heart.