Rina Caprarella

Neurologist, Chair of Women in Medicine, and Chair of Neurology in Glen Head, NY

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Rina Caprarella is a healthcare professional dedicated to providing non-surgical pain interventions and promoting overall health strategies for her patients. She believes in taking a patient-centred approach that involves understanding and accommodating the patient's preferences, socioeconomic conditions, and cultural values and engaging with other health and wellness providers to provide comprehensive care.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Caprarella worked as a Physician Leader for Telemedicine Development at ProHEALTH Care Associates. She collaborated with development team members to set guidelines and protocols for telemedicine services. This helped facilitate the delivery of healthcare services when the distance was a critical factor.

Dr Caprarella is licensed in New York and has been Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) since 2004. ABPN certification ensures that specialists possess specialized skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat medical conditions associated with trauma or illness of the brain. She has maintained her certification by passing exams every 10 years, which allows her to continue practising with an unrestricted medical license status.

Dr Caprarella is affiliated with various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). AAN advocates on behalf of physicians and patients for access to treatment, research funding, and legislation supporting the medical advancement of brain injuries and disease treatment. As a member of AANEM, Dr Caprarella works with other physicians to increase patient access to speciality neuromuscular equipment that can help diagnose and treat impairments due to neurologic, neuromuscular, and muscular system damage or disease. This includes diagnosing and treating various neuromuscular disorders, from more common injuries like carpel tunnel syndrome to less common neuromuscular junction disorders like Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.