Project Description

Our Team

Our team combines decades of medical excellence with a highly responsive, compassionate approach to healing that enhances every step of your recovery.

Scott Gottlieb, MD

As a recognized leader in the cognizance and treatment regarding the complexity of pain, Dr. Gottlieb is a highly qualified and thoroughly conscientious Board-Certified Medical Physician. His approach to care for patients in the New York area is dedicated to one basic principle: compassionate, conservative pain management. He works with each individual patient to customize a pain management program that delivers results that help achieve a better quality of life.

Dr. Gottlieb has certifications from the American Board of Anesthesiology and Anesthesiology Pain Management, since graduating from Cornell University with a BS in Nutritional Sciences and Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and completing his residency at NY-Prespeterian Hospital with an Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY and a Fellowship in Interventional Pain at University of California Los Angeles. 

Before joining practices with Dr. Seckin with the shared mission of providing patients in the NJ/NY area better access to the region’s finest healthcare, he also served as an Attending Anesthesiologist at City of Hope Hospital in California and Attending Pain Management at Valley Hospital in New Jersey.   

Hospital Privileges

1. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
2. Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ
3. Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen, NJ
4. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
5. Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY

Ali I. Seckin, MD MBA

Since 2005, Dr. Seckin has been treating and caring for all of his patient’s pain problems with one simple goal: returning them to their best shape. Since graduating from top education programs like Mayo Clinic, UMDNJ and Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, he was chosen as “Best Doctors” list consecutive years by his peers. As Vice Chair, he headed the Pain and Palliative Care Department at the Hackensack University Medical Center for 14 years before he joined Dr. Gottlieb in Gramercy Pain Medicine Management. Together, they will be providing better healthcare access to neighboring communities of Rockland, Orange and Bergen counties.

Dr. Seckin’s work with nerve pain and arthritis conditions causing back, neck and joint pain conditions has been recited in many publications with a patient profile varying from 15 to 105 years old, all suffering from various pain conditions. His main expertise in “Non-opioid based pain treatments,” such as injection therapies like epidural injections, knee and hip nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablations and advanced pain therapies like spinal cord stimulators continues to be a main referral from his peers, saving many patient lives.

It is never too late to discuss your options in pain management with a new expert in his field. Your quality of life drives everything we do.

Justin Balavram, Physical Therapist

Dr. Justin Balavram has been helping individuals recover from orthopedic injuries and surgeries through skilled and thoughtful care. Since graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University at Buffalo in 2016, he’s used Physical Therapy to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient’s lives, whether they are experiencing back or neck pain, suffer from a chronic injury, or just want to feel better when they wake up in the morning.

While helping patients achieve their maximum functional potential and individual goals, Dr. Balavram takes a “whole person” approach, looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, versus simply treating the symptoms. For seemingly unrelated symptoms that patients often incur, Dr. Balavram is able to determine the root of the pain, and create a personalized, care and wellness plan to suit their individual needs. Under his compassionate supervision and care, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.

Allison Rifkin, Chief Physician Assistant

With over 20 years of diverse clinical experience from family practices to prestigious children’s hospitals and medical centers, Allison Rifkin, PA is constantly striving to achieve an optimal experience and outcome for her patients through established best practices and a caring, positive demeanor. After receiving a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Binghamton University, she graduated with honors from Touro College School of Health Sciences with a Bachelors in Health Sciences and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.

As our Chief Physician Assistant, Rifkin diagnoses new chronic and acute issues through empathetic listening and develops and implements customized medication for patients, while educating and coaching on the importance of adherence to treatment for regaining strength and independence. She treats every patient with the utmost respect, listening and understanding their needs with a commitment to providing the best care possible for their unique situation.

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