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Steve Toscano, PA-C

 

Treatment Philosophy

“I believe in treating my patients as equals. By teaching them about their conditions and diseases, I give my patients the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their health care choices.” With a deep respect for each patient’s unique circumstances, Steve develops an individualized treatment plan addressing each and every body system affected by their pain. “I use state-of-the-art technology and scientifically-based, evidence-driven approaches that include medications, procedures, and various therapies.”

 

Special Interests:

“I consider the mechanics involved in treating orthopedic pain injuries to be a unique and rewarding challenge. Shoulder injuries are a particular interest of mine as are injections and special procedures such as Botox treatment. Headache pain and neurological diseases are also of interest and allow me to draw on prior experiences to treat causes and symptoms.”

Pain can be extremely debilitating. By offering excellent care and support to my patients, I try to provide hope while giving a realistic picture of what can be accomplished.

 

Professional Journey:

“I worked my way through college as a physical therapy technician. This experience encouraged me to pursue a career in medicine and begin physician assistant studies in 1991.” Following graduation from PA school, Steve moved to Florida where he practiced internal medicine for one year, which provided a well-rounded experience in patient care.

“In 1995, I began my career in orthopedics and helped to build a large practice with an orthopedic surgeon.” Steve had the good fortune to be a hands-on first assistant in spine cases that included all types of fusions, as well as neck and back surgeries, expanding his knowledge of spine problems, both pre- and post-surgical. “This first-hand look at the anatomy of the spine now offers me an intimate understanding of the mechanics behind many pain conditions.”

After six years working in the orthopedic field, Steve joined with a neurologist to build a busy neurology and pain practice. During this time, he perfected his skills treating pain patients with procedures such as Botox and caudal epidural injections. He and his family moved back to New Hampshire in 2007 so that they could raise their children in New England.

 

Professional Certifications & Associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants Member
  • Association of Physician Assistants of New Hampshire Member
  • NCCPA Certified (National Commission of Certification of PA’s)

 

Education

  • A.A. from Northern Essex Community College
  • B.A. in sociology, minor in health from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • B.S. biology and PA certificate from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science (Now DesMoines University)
  • Masters degree in PA studies with specialty in orthopedics from the University of Nebraska

 

“When not treating patients, I enjoy… spending time with my wife and three girls, working out in the gym, snowmobiling, and spending time outside with my daughter’s horse, Poco.”

 

Joined Granite State Pain Associates: 2008

 

May be seen in: Merrimack and Concord