We are committed to enhancing the quality of your life. Our team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists including neurologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, internal medicine physicians and award-winning pain management specialists.
MHP Medical Director & Physiatrist
Dr. Charles Kaplan, Medical Director at Metro Healthcare Partners, oversees the entire medical staff ensuring patient care quality and efficiency. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and New York University Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation (residency) with over 34 years of experience.
Dr. Howard Baum is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He has been in practice for over 25 years, earning his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1989. He graduated with honors. Dr. Baum is an Honorary Police Surgeon for the NYPD.
Dr. Priyesh Patel, is an American Board of Radiology certified Diagnostic Radiologist specializing in musculoskeletal and spine MRI/CT/ultrasound/radiograph, arthrograms, pain/steroid joint injections, and CT guided bone biopsy.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Edwin Thorne’s varied work experience, superb interpersonal skills, and passion for his job and the New York Mets truly brighten up the office. Edwin is an intrinsic part of the Metro Healthcare Partners team.
With thirty years of clinical experience and involvement in new state legislature, Dr. Christos Vasakiris continues to shape the chiropractic profession. He is one of the most accomplished chiropractors in New York State and among other concentrations he specializes in EMG and NCV testing.
Dr. Ralph Mangels is one of the most highly educated, well-read scholars in the chiropractic profession. He teaches at New York Chiropractic College and is on the post-graduate faculty staff for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and Northwestern Chiropractic College. Dr. Mangels has extensive experience in EMG & NCV testing.
Harshit Bhatwala, a full-time physical therapist at Metro Healthcare Partners received a Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. He earned a Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University. Mr. Bhatwala is licensed to practice in New York State.
Metro Healthcare Partners is a team of collaborative, innovative doctors who enjoy contributing to our dynamic, rewarding medical culture. We’ve come together from many different backgrounds, united by our passion for working critically—and with curiosity, integrity and camaraderie.