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Alexander Rances

Anesthesiologist / Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Alexander Rances, DO is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a fellowship-trained Pain Management specialist. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Rances practiced acupuncture and oriental medicine for several years. His unique background allows him to apply the latest advancements in interventional techniques alongside more holistic concepts such as acupuncture and osteopathic principles. His goal is to improve the quality of life of his patients using proven and evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Rances keeps up to date with the latest advances in the specialty of pain medicine by regularly attending national seminars and conferences.

Dr. Rances grew up in Long Island, NY. He dislikes onions but loves onion rings. He is committed to raising a family with three girls. During his free time, Dr. Rances enjoy caring for a small vegetable patch in his backyard.

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Alexander Rances
Certifications

DO

Education
Q&A with Dr. Rances
What made you want to become a doctor?
Growing up around family members of doctors and nurses, it only seemed like a natural progression. Of course, my path clearly didn’t follow that supposed normal trajectory. Instead, I pursued my interest in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for several years. However the thirst for knowledge and ultimately having the ability to better help my patients, I was drawn to medicine. I’m happy to say that I made the right choice!
What do you love about practicing medicine?
The interaction with patients is what I enjoy most about practicing medicine. Patients who are in pain are often at their most vulnerable state. It’s humbling and at the same time rewarding to be entrusted in caring for them, hopefully improving their quality of life.
What is your favorite subspecialty topic?
The interaction with patients is what I enjoy most about practicing medicine. Patients who are in pain are often at their most vulnerable state. It’s humbling and at the same time rewarding to be entrusted in caring for them, hopefully improving their quality of life.
What do you wish you could tell every patient (and they would actually do) and why?
Success in treatment cannot always be measured in absolutes but rather an improvement in the quality of life often be achieved.
What is the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship and why?
Trust is the most important part of the doctor-patient relationship.
What’s your favorite thing about Hudson Medical Group?
The collaborative approach to treatment. I genuinely appreciate the ability to interact with other specialists including in the field of neurology, sports medicine, physiatry as well as acupuncturists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and nutritionists – all in one office!
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Education
Internship: Christ Hospital/UMDNJ, Department of Family Medicine

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology – Chief Resident

Fellowship: NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Medical Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. – Graduated with Honors

Graduate Education: New York College of Health Professions, M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Undergraduate Education: Binghamton University, B.S. in Psychobiology

Certification
DO, Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Christ Hospital, Hoboken University Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital
Insurance Accepted
Medicare, Access Medicare, Aetna, Care Connect, Empire BCBS, HIP, Humana, Magnacare, Oxford, Oscar, Pomco, UHC, Affinity, Alpha Care, Elderplan, Fidelis, Healthfirst, Healthplus, Medicaid, Village Care, Workers Comp, DOL
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