Saint Tereiza Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Centereach NY

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Malak Azab, PT, DPT, TPI CGFI, CKTP

Dr. Malak Azab is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and has been practicing physical therapy since 1995. In Aug. 2010, he became a Certified Kineso Taping Practitioner.

He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the prestigious Widner University in Chester, PA, which is one of the first in the country to offer a Clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

He opened his private practice in 2004 and named it in honor of his mother. He is proud to provide physical therapy for the Centereach, NY and Ridge, NY communities.

He has conducted clinical research on accelerated rehabilitation programs for postsurgical ACL patients and presented his work nationally to the American Physical Therapy Association.

The Effectiveness of Open versus Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises in Accelerated Rehabilitation after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery (Click here for 42"x24" presentation)

Dr. Azab has over 15 years of experience with a variety of patients from infants with developmental delays to seniors with arthritis, balance, and chronic pain.

Dr. Azab's treatment philosophy:

  • Provide custom treatment programs based on your individual needs.
  • A hands-on approach incorporating a variety of techniques.
  • He has advanced training in myofascial release, joint mobilization techniques, therapeutic massage.

Dr. Azab's clinical interests include treating the following:

  • Neck and back pain patients
  • Arthritis patients
  • Shoulder & knee patients
  • Sports injuries

Dr. Malak Azab received his Golf Fitness Instructor Certification from the Titleist Performance Institute. He has studied and researched the mechanics and injuries related to the golf swing.

Dr. Azab is married to his beautiful wife Sherry and has 2 wonderful children. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, soccer, and fishing. He loves to participate in sports with his kids. He is also a Deacon in his church.

Yanina Filipova, L.Ac

NYS Licensed Acupuncturist

Yanina has graduated from one of the nation's top acupuncture schools, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She is also a Reiki practitioner and certified by a world famous master in the field in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation.

"I have been fortunate enough to have had experience treating many imbalances and diseases; from terminal illnesses to musculo-sceletal disorders while working and volunteering in several hospitals and rehabilitation centers in New York. I am most passionate about working around fertility, psycho-emotional disorders and facial rejuvenation. I know it's all the healing and growing that I have done that makes me the effective practitioner that I am."

Dr Eric Lippman

Eric Lippman MD is a graduate of SUNY Downstate School of Medicine; he subsequently did his internship at North Shore University Hospital and did his residency at New York University Hospital Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. He maintains a private practice in Hewlett. His practice includes the entire scope of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is Board Certified in his specialty. His practice includes Cardiac Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal medicine, Acupuncture, Pain Management, and Neurodiagnostic testing. He treats conditions, (such as carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral neuropathy). Dr. Lippman has expertise in joint and soft tissue injections using either corticosteroids or viscosupplimentation. He also has expertise using Botox for neck pain, and back pain as well as spasticity and migraine headaches due to strokes. Dr. Lippman is looking forward to serving the Centereach community. Please contact him if you have questions, he will be glad to discuss them with you.

Nakul V. Karkare, Orthopedic Surgeon

I am Dr Nakul V Karkare; an orthopedic surgeon specialized in limb reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. My website is specially designed for our patients to have all the necessary information related to anterior approach total hip replacement, patient specific knee replacement, complex revision hip and knee joint replacement, and metabolic bone disease management. In addition to this, the site provides information on appointments, driving directions, contact details and much more.


M.B.B.S.Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India (September 1990 - July 1995)
D'OrthoDiploma of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Bombay, India Orthopaedics (October 1999)
FCPSFellow of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Bombay, India Orthopaedics (November 2000)
DNBDiplomate in National Board of Examinations Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery, India (February 1997- May 2001)
M.S.Master of Science in Biomedical Materials Engineering State University of New York, Alfred, NY, USA (January 2002-July 2003)

Dr. Aron

Dr. Aron graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 1993 from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the New York Chiropractic College in 1997. He has been practicing at the Coram Chiropractic Center located in Suffolk County, New York, since 1998.

Dr. Aron grew up with the benefits of Chiropractic care and is therefore passionate about having his patients share in his experiences. He believes that proper education with regard to spinal hygiene, nutrition, exercise and stress management is an essential ingredient to achieving abundant health.

Dr. Aron is an active member in his community, the New York Chiropractic Council and the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, an international company dedicated to the dissemination of the latest chiropractic research, political, and insurance concerns.

Dr. Aron is a member of the Mather Hospital Chiropractic Collaboration which strives to provide exceptional, coordinated patient care, education and outreach. To become a Mather affiliated chiropractor, Dr. Aron had to participate in a peer review of his credentials and work history and demonstrate that he is in good standing with various professional, legal and regulatory agencies and insurance providers.