Growing up playing multiple sports, Caroline J. Gelling, PA discovered her interests in orthopedics. She was drawn to the field of pain management through friends and family affected by the opioid epidemic. “I wanted to be part of a more stable and structured environment for opioid (patients),” she said.
A graduate of Wagner College’s bachelor and master’s degree physician assistant studies programs, Caroline joined the National Spine and Pain Center’s Babylon, NY office in February 2019. With expertise in trigger point and knee injections, she has previously worked at a Long Island-based pain management office.
“Patients with chronic pain sometimes feel brushed under the rug,” she said. “I take pride in being an advocate and seeing positive results after proper interventional treatment.”
When approaching medication management, Caroline is always conservative going with anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and nerve pain medication first. Opioids are the last option.
She always strives for an open, honest relationship with her patients in order to reach mutual goals. “All patients must be treated with the same respect and care as you would hope your own family member would receive,” she said.
Away from the office, Caroline brings out her creative side through writing music and singing. She stays active by running and lifting weights and enjoys spending time with her parents and two sisters.
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