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Eric Price, M.D.

"For sports-related injuries that can't be treated non-surgically, I use arthroscopic, small-incision techniques for faster recovery and less pain and scarring."
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About Dr. Price

Eric Price, M.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist. He takes care of all types of athletes, from peewee league players to pros and from weekend warriors to Ironman triathletes. He is committed to a hands-on approach to care, which includes a thorough examination, frequent checkups, and a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, diagnosis explanation.

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Hospital Affiliations
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
  • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Valley Stream, NY

Surgery Center Affiliations
  • South Shore Ambulatory Center, Lynbrook, NY

Professional Affiliations
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Medical Education
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 1999

Internships
  • Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY, 2000

Residency
  • Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY, 2004

Fellowships
  • The Sports Clinic, Laguna Hills, CA, 2005

Academic Appointment
  • Associate Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America

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SLAP Tear

A SLAP tear is a tear of tissue that is located on top of the shoulder. SLAP stands for "Superior La...

Shoulder Dislocations and Instability

Instability is term that means that the shoulder can come out of joint, or "dislocate." Sometimes th...

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that originates on the shoulder blade (the scapula) and inser...

Preparing for Surgery

You and your doctor have decided that orthopedic surgery is the right choice for you. Now what? Whil...

Meniscus Tears

A meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage structure that provides shock absorption and cushioning in the kn...

Injury Prevention: Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common and painful condition that affects the outer portion of the elbow at a grou...

Long Island Tennis Magazine

Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis is a shoulder condition in which the shoulder becomes painful...

Calcific Tendinitis

Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder occurs when a calcium deposit develops in the rotator cuff muscl...

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee. A ligament is a de...

Mastery, mindset, learning and the long game

Some days, you are in the zone, experiencing a state of flow. Time stops, while dopamine courses th...

LI Tennis Magazine

01/12/2018

Acriomioclavicular Arthritis (AC Joint)

The shoulder blade and the collarbone meet at a joint called the "acromioclavicular joint," more com...

Dr. Eric Price creates waterproof cast for local pro surfer

In a Cast, But Not Out Of Play Long Island Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Eric Price Works Wonders With Wat...

EasternSurf.com

01/09/2010

Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Dr. Price has received this distinction every year since 2016.


Vitals.com Patient's Choice Award & Compassionate Doctor Recognition

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Healthgrades.com Recognized Doctor


Nicolas Rosario
Nicolas Rosario

Procedure

ACL Surgery

My name is Nicolas Rosario. I am 25 years old and got ACL surgery with Dr. Price in 2017. I think Dr...

Nancy Hilsenbeck
Nancy Hilsenbeck

Procedure

ACL Surgery

I was referred to Dr. Price in February of 2020 after an MRI revealed the dreaded full ACL tear that...

Greg Cecere
Greg Cecere

Procedure

Meniscus surgery

One year later and I am back to my old self, except much stronger. Putting up more weight than ever ...

Shaun Stanley
Shaun Stanley

Procedure

Knee Surgery

Dr. Price repaired my torn patella tendon. He was truly remarkable. He was extremely caring and made...

Seth Dressekie
Seth Dressekie

Procedure

Knee Steroid Shot and Physical Therapy

I found Dr. Price online after being discharged from the army with a knee injury that the army docto...

Mark Gelb
Mark Gelb

Procedure

Shoulder Arthroscopy & Knee Arthroscopy for Meniscus Tear

Dr. Price is not only a good doctor, but he's a true caring friend. I almost died in the hands of a ...

Lisa & Brian Greenberg
Lisa & Brian Greenberg

Procedure

ACL Repair, ORTHOVISC Knee Shots

My son Brian tore his ACL during a wrestling match in January 2013 and we were faced with having to ...

Kayleigh Grieser
Kayleigh Grieser

Procedure

ACL Repair, Knee Surgery

I am thrilled to be healthy and back on the soccer field, and I want to say a huge Thank You to Dr. ...

John Davide
John Davide

Procedure

Rotator Cuff Surgery

Choosing Dr. Price came about by a combination of events. First, my training facility recommended hi...

Gary Riesel
Gary Riesel

Procedure

Shoulder Surgery, Physical Therapy

My first visit to Orlin & Cohen was to see Dr. Garroway after injuring my right shoulder. He was...

Gary Davis
Gary Davis

Procedure

Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery

Dr. Price has always been there for me. He has done the work that he said he would do for me. He did...

Dr. Bobby
Dr. Bobby

Procedure

ACL Surgery

Passion is not only a gift from God, it is what drives us to be the best. Dr. Price's passion and ex...

Daniel Morgan
Daniel Morgan

Procedure

Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Price did an excellent job on my right shoulder, which required four anchors. I heard so many st...

Cornelius Campbell
Cornelius Campbell

Procedure

Shoulder

I visited Orlin & Cohen after dislocating my shoulder in a surfing accident. Dr. Price and his t...

Balaram Stack, Pro Surfer
Balaram Stack, Pro Surfer

Procedure

Wrist Fracture Cast

Without Dr. Price, I wouldn't have been able to stay in the water for the winter in Hawaii to catch ...

Vince Turano
Vince Turano

Procedure

Knee Surgery, Arm Surgery

After having knee surgery in 2009 with a tremendous outcome with Orlin and Cohen's Dr. Eric Price, I...

Silvia Cruz
Silvia Cruz

Procedure

Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Ankle Surgery

I was very fortunate to come across the Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group. My doctors are Dr. Price...

John Ventimiglia
John Ventimiglia

Procedure

Knee Replacement Surgery

I started going to Orlin & Cohen five years ago on a referral by one of Dr. Price's former patie...

John Piccarelli
John Piccarelli

Procedure

Knee Reconstruction, Knee Surgery, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

While years as a professional surfer and snowboarder have taken a physical toll on me, I credit Orli...

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    Q:

    Why did you want to start a career in orthopedics?

    A:

    I love working with my hands. When I was a kid, I loved Legos and would build stuff endlessly. I loved taking stuff apart and putting it back together. In college I hurt my shoulder and saw an orthopedist and thought, "wow, what a cool job." It was a perfect match for my interest in hands-on work, problem solving, and caring for others.

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    Q:

    What's the best part of your job?

    A:

    When I was younger, it was about loving to do surgery. I still do, but now that I’ve got some years under my belt, my favorite part is the feeling you get when you help someone deal with whatever is in front of them and make their challenge less daunting. At the core of it, all patients worry “Am I going to be OK?” If I can help people lose that anxiety and get them back to feeling OK (or even better) and back to what they love, then I did my job.

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    Q:

    What do you do in your free time, when you’re not seeing patients?

    A:

    Family first. I can’t wait to get home to see them. But if I am not with them, I am on my surfboard—I am incurably addicted to the ocean. If there are no waves, I am on my mountain bike. I also love to travel, especially internationally. It wakes up a part of your brain that’s been asleep for a while when you get to see how others live, eat, speak, etc.

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    Q:

    Do you have any fun facts that you would like to share with your patients?

    A:

    I was born in Rome, Italy, and came here when I was four.

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    Q:

    How does your personal experience recovering from a sports-related injury and surgery benefit your patients?

    A:

    I understand the injury, surgery, and recovery experience from a patient's perspective. I know that the whole process is scary and requires a lot of faith in your doctor. I do my very best to make the experience as smooth as possible and I strive to minimize the worries that come with injury. Dealing with the injury is hard enough, worrying "will I ever be back to normal?" can drive you nuts. I know because I've been there. I hope that my experience as a patient has made me a better doctor and has translated into better experiences for my patients.

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