Dr. Drew Demann
How many years have you been in business in NYC?
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
My father was a holistic doctor. An incredible practitioner
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
I try to get to the root of the problem rather than just address symptoms. That sounds simple but it often requires effort and the use of new technology like our new high resolution ultrasound imaging system which has a higher resolution than an MRI.
What do you feel gives you longevity in this big city with so many options?
Our office has been at our current location for over 40 years! We have continued to grow in both a tough health care environment and in a place with more doctors per capita then most. Our secret is simple. We believe in excellence. Those who strive to be the best always succeed no matter what the environment. As they old saying goes… “cream always rises to the top”. We put premium on finding new options for patients to feel better and get better to things they love. Technologies like new stem cell injections and advanced non-invasive diagnostics. If you combine this with the fact that we have all the services you need (orthopedics, internal medicine, paint management, sports medicine, rehabilitation, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture) in one place, this gives us the competitive edge that we enjoy.
How do you positively impact your clientele?
We care. Its that simple. We care about getting them back to the things they care about.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love that it is always evolving. My practice very differently than it was 10 years ago and I am sure it will be different 10 year from now. I love my staff. They come to work everyday with an enthusiasm and focus that keeps me on my game. The final thing that I love the most about my job is that I get to be altruistic everyday. I get to care about others which I think gives me a purpose that is rare today.
What is your favorite secret NYC spot?
My backyard. We have a tiny townhouse backyard in the city which is one of my favorite little oasis when I want to make believe I am in country.
How do you benefit mamas?
I think we offer mothers the same thing that they want for themselves. We give them real solutions. We get them back on their feet fast so they can keep be the caregivers they need to be.
What is the most memorable feedback a client has given you?
I was walking to work yesterday and one of my recent patients literally stopped me while I rushing to get to the office and said…”I just want to tell you saved my life…” He went on to tell me if I when he came to me with his severe pain my workup was so thought that it eventually lead to him discovering a block artery in his heart which could have killed him if left untreated. While this was not the reason why he can to see me, our thoroughness lead to its discovery and literally saved his life. Things like that really affect you. I am happy to say I have had many of those moments during my career.
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field:
Richard Sollazzo MD, one of my mentors in medicine. Dr Sean McCance, Chief of Spine Surgery at Mt Sinai.
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
Never stop learning. Education is a journey not a destination. If you keep asking questions and look for new answers you will always find amazement joy in life.
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best time-saving trick?
Put down the phone, the computer and just sit and think for a few minutes everyday. Think about the singular thing that is important to in that moment and all the other “small things” will take a back seat. Its amazing how much time you save when you are forced to only focus on whats truly important. We all get the same 24 hours in a day. The real key is not to try and jam more into that brief period but rather focus on the few things that really need our attention. Our family. Our friends. Our own happiness. When you start with that simple “To Do List” it interesting how much more time you have!