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Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Male, Age 58, Graduated 2007, New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine / New York Institute Of Technology

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Dr. Kouka's Care Philosophy

Being a former Neurosurgeon and after performing over 3,000 spinal surgeries and procedures, including Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeries, and since I started my second training in Neuro Muscular Medicine, under the supervision of my mentors Dr. Stein and Dr. Licata, I promised myself that I'll use every medical knowledge that I learned during my 39 years of education and practice and I'll do everything in my power to help my patients avoid spinal surgeries unless they become paralyzed.

Dr. Kouka's Specialty

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

  • Acupuncture
  • Botox® for Migraine Treatment
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® Injection for Pain
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Preventative Care
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Acne
  • Adhesive Capsulitis of Shoulder
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Andropause
  • Ankle Injury
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Brain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Dementia
  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Infection
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Palsy
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flat Foot
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Hand Pain
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Menopause
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases & Disorders
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurological Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathic Diseases & Disorders
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Numbness
  • Obesity
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pain Disorder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stiffness
  • Stress
  • Stricture
  • Stroke
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tic Douloureux
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Weight Loss
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain
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Dr. Kouka's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine / New York Institute Of Technology
      Graduated: 2007
    • Odessa Medical Institute
      Graduated: 1982
  • Internship Hospital:

    • Clarion Hospital, Clarion, Pa
      Graduated: 2009
  • Residency Hospital:

    • Larkin Community Hospital, S. Miami, Fl
      Graduated: 2013
    • Neurological Surgery Residency, Penza, Russia
      Graduated: 1986
    • Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency, Kingston, Pa
      Graduated: 2011
  • Undergraduate Schools:

    • Odessa Medical Institute
      Graduated: 1982
  • Other Education:

    • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health-Mph
      Graduated: 2013
    • Monmouth University-Mba
      Graduated: 2000

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Kouka's Background Check

Malpractice

No malpractice history found for Florida
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information for the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact you quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.

Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 

Dr. Kouka's Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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