Doc’s Practice

Lewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM
Head Shoulders Knees & Toes Medicine Doc, PC
24 West 57th Street, Suite 605
New York, NY  10019
Telephone: 212-765-5763
Toll-free: 1-866-RUN-NYMD
FAX: 212-765-5767

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you taking new patients?
Of course. If you have a sports injury or condition, feel free to call the office and make an appointment.

What insurances do you take?
I provide a boutique sports medicine practice where I spend lots of time with my patients and my involvement in helping them return to their sport continues, even in between visits. For that reason, we do not take insurance, you pay at the time of the visit and receive a “superbill” as a receipt with all the necessary coding for you to get reimbursed by your insurance company according to your out-of-network benefits and deductible.

What should I bring to my visit?
Please bring a pair of running shorts and your sneakers. If you have seen another doctor or have had x-rays or MRIs pleasease bring whatever records you can get. More information is better.

Do you see all sports injuries?
Yes, although my friends call me “Running Doc” because I do see more runners than anyone else thanks to all the marathons where I direct the medical care, I am a Sports Medicine physician. I treat all sports injuries. I treats professionals as well as everyday athletes including running, tennis, golf, football, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, track & field, soccer, basketball, weight lifting, wrestling, dancers, etc.

Do you make orthotics?
Yes. At your first visit, we may make a temporary device to start to see how you react to a device aimed at correcting a gait imperfection. For a more permanent device, we actually use the latest computer technology to scan your foot in its so-called “position of function” and provide prescriptive corrections for the final device. There are 3 different materials we use for the final device.

Do you do PRP injections?
Plasma –rich platelet (PRP) injections are done in the office in one visit if needed. This new technique has been said to be the greatest advance in sports medicine since the MRI. 1 tube of your blood is withdrawn, spun and your platelets are injected back into you. Great results have been seen with tendonitis, tendonosis, ligament and tendon tears, muscle tears, bursitis, and cartilage issues as well as arthritis. This procedure is still new and experimental but the promise of it being more and more useful is exciting.

I look forward to helping you return to your activity as soon as possible!