Long Beach Multi Medicine
126 East Park Ave., Long Beach
Now in its seventh year, Long Beach Multi Medicine (LBMM) provides a unique variety of services and treatments for musculoskeletal injuries, surgery and/or chronic conditions. At LBMM, a different approach is taken, and more options are offered than in most physical therapy practices.
Medical Director Dr. Beth Massey, DO, is a board-certified physician, licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New York and Florida. She studied biochemistry and pre-med at Stony Brook University, attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at NYIT in Westbury, and did her residency at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, where she was chief resident.
As a physiatrist — a physician who specializes in physical medicine — Dr. Massey sees and evaluates every new patient at LBMM, and then determines which therapies will best service their needs. Referrals from doctors are generally not needed.
LBMM provides hands-on, one-on-one treatment to each patient. There are two examination rooms, treatment bays where patients receive physical therapy, and a small gym where exercises are performed. Dr. Massey does acupuncture, cupping, pain management, and trigger point therapy. On site are a board-certified physical therapist and a licensed massage therapist who administers medical massage.
Dr. Massey has recently been certified to prescribe medical marijuana in New York State. “I believe this will be of great benefit for many patients suffering from neck and back pain, and chronic pain from muscular issues,” she said. “This has given me an alternate option to prescribing opioids, which have become a very large and disturbing problem, nationwide.”
Among the many conditions and issues treated at LBMM are sciatica, disc herniations, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, knee, neck, back, shoulder, ankle and elbow problems, headaches, difficulty walking and moving, sports injuries, and chronic pain.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. LBMM accepts Medicare, Workman’s Compensation, No Fault (auto accident insurance) and most major medical insurance plans.