Anna Nikachina

Anna Nikachina

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Anna Nikachina, MD, PhD is a physician specializing in rehabilitation and pain management. Dr. Anna is helping patients to manage acute and chronic pain associated with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. She strongly believes in a power of mind-body connection and implements approaches oriented on treatment of the whole patient and not just separate symptoms, concentrating on restoring patients to their highest level of function and improving their quality of life. Dr. Anna was born and raised in Siberia, Russia, in a large industrial and academic city, Novosibirsk. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Novosibirsk State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from State Medical Institute, Novosibirsk, Russia. During those years she learned not only Western approaches, but also principles of Eastern Medicine. She received training and became certified in Acupuncture and micro acupuncture (Su Jok therapy). Dr. Anna became an MD and PhD in her early twenties. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship, she worked as an Assistant Professor of a Department of Integrative Medicine at Novosibirsk State Medical Institute. She then immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where she confirmed her medical credentials allowing her to enter a residency program in NYC, NY. She finished one year of internship in General Surgery and then three years of residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Anna is a Diplomate of American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Diplomate of The American Board of Pain Medicine. After her residency training she worked as a Medical Director of an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at The Aroostook Medical Center in Northern Maine, where she gained a unique experience building up a flourishing practice starting from zero, and being the first and the only physician in her specialty in a radius of almost 200 miles. In 2013, her Acute Rehabilitation Unit was ranked by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) in the top 10 percent of nearly 800 rehabilitation facilities across the United States. Dr. Anna is the proud mother of two wonderful children: son Igor, a very driven young gentleman who is now studying Business and Psychology at the University of Maine, and adorable daughter Katerina, a 3rd grade student, who enjoys dance and gymnastics and loves participating in beauty pageants. In this book Dr. Anna shares her personal inspirational story of making the way to personal and professional success by overcoming obstacles in a series of unfortunate events—as an immigrant, a single mother and a foreign-trained medical doctor. You can connect with Dr. Anna at: • www.twitter.com/DrAnnaNikachina • www.facebook.com/AnnaNikachina • email: annanikachinamd@gmail.com

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