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Alternatives to Narcotics in Pain Control

Wasik Ashraf, DO - Speaker Bio
After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in biology from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York, Dr. Wasik  Ashraf went on to receive his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, also in Old Westbury. He then trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Plainview, New York, and recently completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Foundation in Columbus, Georgia. Before becoming a surgeon, Dr. Ashraf was a licensed emergency medical technician who worked as a volunteer and participated in community education programs. Dr. Ashraf has a passion for sports medicine and research. He has provided team coverage for the Roslyn, Manhasset, and Hewlett, New York high school football teams, and during his Hughston Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Foundation took care of team coverage for the Columbus Cottonmouth professional hockey team. Dr. Ashraf is currently board eligible in orthopaedic surgery and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics (AOAO) as well as Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

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  • If you suffer from chronic pain, you should know that there are many effective treatment options for chronic pain that do not necessarily involve opioids.

    Dr. Wasik Ashraf discusses alternatives to narcotics in pain control, and the treatment options available at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.