Mark J. Harary, MD
Non-Surgical Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Regenerative Medicine Specialist
Dr. Harary earned his undergraduate degree in Movement Science from the University of Michigan in 1998. He went on to medical school at Ross University, where he graduated with honors in 2002. After obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Harary completed a family medicine residency at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He then completed his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Dr. Harary is board certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Harary is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation. He has given numerous educational talks on arthritis and has served on the planning committee for the annual Arthritis Walk for several years, serving as the Walk Chair for the NYC Arthritis Walk in 2014.
Dr. Harary specializes in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal problems in both pediatric and adult patients. He has a special interest in treating osteoarthritis, fractures, acute injuries and concussions. He enjoys helping his patients return to, and maintain, active lifestyles. Dr. Harary is a concussion specialist with St. Charles Hospital's ThinkSMART!™ Concussion Management Program and serves as the team physician for the Commack High School and Miller Place High School football teams.
Dr. Harary has specialty training in the treatment and prevention of injury including non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He treats acute injuries, overuse injuries, and provide medical and injection therapies. He specializes in the coordination of care with athletes/families, coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, primary care providers and surgical subspecialists.
- Board Certified in Sports Medicine
- Member, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
- Member, American College of Sports Medicine
- Member, Interventional Orthopedic Foundation
- Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
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"I have been suffering from bone-on-bone arthritis pain in my knee for several months. I went to see Dr. Harary based on a recommendation from my husband, who just completed a series of shots and had praised Dr. Harary and the shots for helping reduce his hip pain dramatically. Dr. Harary suggested I try a series of lubricating shots to help with the pain and put fluid around the knee joints. I've just completed my last shot and I have noticed a major decrease in the pain level in my knee already. It is much easier to walk and perform daily chores now. Dr. Harary is an excellent Sports Medicine physician and pain specialist and listened to everything I told him about my problem. He gave me the shots using a sonogram to make sure the lubricant was being directed to the troubled area of my knee. No guesses here. I recommend Dr. Harary to anyone in pain who needs a top Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist. Also, his office staff are first rate, courteous, and helpful. "- LV
Sport-Related Concussion Management
As part of St. Charles Hospital's ThinkSMART! Concussion Management program, our physicians provide baseline testing and concussion treatment for many school districts in Suffolk County and provide state of the art concussion care to allow a safe return to activities. Learn more about concussions by clicking here.
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
A new, cutting edge treatment for concussion-related headaches. It is a nerve block procedure that is done in the office. A small catheter is inserted into nose and a numbing agent (usually lidocaine) is injected. The medication is absorbed through the nasal mucosa to dull the nerves. The procedure takes less than 5 minutes to perform and patients can see immediate, long-lasting relief.
- Lifestyle management
- Cortisone injections
- Viscosupplementation injections
- stem cell treatments
Regenerative Medicine – PRP and Stem Cell treatments
Expertise in the treatment of various musculoskeletal problems with PRP and Stem Cell treatments. Learn more about Regenerative Medicine here.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Ultrasound-guided injections assure that the medication is accurately injected at the intended site. Despite good intentions, even in the most experienced hands, blind (injections performed without imaging) injections are not 100% accurate and in some joints, accuracy is as low as 30%-40%.
With ultrasound guidance, the accuracy of nearly every joint injection exceeds 90% and approaches 100% in many.
Additionally, ultrasound-guided injections have been shown to be less painful than blind injections. Ultrasound injections also have the advantage of giving “real time” and “dynamic” feedback that the patient and the doctor can see and use immediately. The doctor is able to watch the desired treatment being delivered to the intended target and even visualize surrounding structures both before during and even after the procedure.
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