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Doctors & Staff

         Are you having a difficult time finding a physician that truly cares about your health? At Crystal Ray Medical, P.C. our patients are our number one priority. We have a fully committed staff of doctors who have been practicing and studying medicine for years, all specializing in a variety of medical fields. Learn more about them below

Doctors & Staff: Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Igor Cohen

Neurologist/Pain Management

Dr. Igor Cohen has over 25 years of experience in the field of clinical neurology, neurophysiology and pain management. He performs and interprets a wide range of diagnostic testing including, but not limited to, EMG/NCS (electromyography and nerve conduction study), EEG (electroencephalography), SSEP, BAER, VNG, CD/TCD, etc. He is an expert in the therapeutic use of pain management injections such as Botox. He has a special individual approach to every patient, his diligence and compassion continue to earn him the trust of thousands of patients in the tri-state area.

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Dr. Nelson Castro


Dr. Nelson W. Castro spent 24 years in a multidisciplinary practice. His service won him a 2014 award for Best Chiropractor in Astoria. He's a big proponent of spinal decompression and manipulation under anesthesia for the treatment of chronic disc problems.

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Elmira Samkova

M.S., L. Ac

Elmira Samkova holds a Master Degree in Science specializing in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She believes in a non-invasive natural approach to healing. Her work is an expression of her 20 year experience and formal education combined with her passion for helping others.


Office Staff

Here to help you

Meet us in person and you'll see why our patients love us. We develop strong relationships with our patients as we go through the journey of recovery together.

Doctors & Staff: Team Members

Kayla Rivera

Front Desk Coordinator

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