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Gene Tekmyster, DO

Dr. Tekmyster is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine with subspecialty training in advanced interventional spine care and regenerative medicine. He is a current member of the sports medicine team for USSA and serving as a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard athletes as well as having been serving as a ringside physician for boxing and MMA events throughout the state of Connecticut. His background and experience make him the optimal choice for being able to initiate care for sports and spine injuries and is able to develop individualized treatment plans that will allow his patients to quickly return to normal activities while utilizing the latest medical research and technologies.

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For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

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203.601.5240
Fax:
203.601.8593

Education and Training

  • B.S. Biochemistry- Binghamton University
  • D.O.- Osteopathic Medicine- Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.B.A- University of Massachusetts
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation- New York Medical College
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation- State University of New York
  • Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine- Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Surgery Center of Fairfield County

Team Affiliations

  • Bassick High School
  • Bunnell High School
  • Central High School
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School
  • Fairfield Warde High School
  • Harding High School
  • Masuk High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • St. Joseph's High School
  • Stratford High School
  • Trumbull High School

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" Very personable Truly interested in my well-being. "

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" Professional and friendly staff efficiency "

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" Dr. Tekmyster and Marilyn are a great team! "

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" wonderful service and treatment. thank you "

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Full Biography

Dr. Tekmyster is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine with subspecialty training in advanced interventional spine care and regenerative medicine. He received his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and went on to complete an Internal Medicine Internship at Seton Hall University-School of Health and Medical Sciences, Newark, New Jersey. Thereafter, he completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College and State University of New York. Dr. Tekmyster then went on to complete a fellowship at OSS Health/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore which provided in-depth training in sports medicine with a focus on advanced interventional and minimally invasive spine care.

He has extensively published on multiple sports and spine medicine topics and presented both nationally and internationally. His special interests include the care and prevention of athletic injuries, regenerative medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Tekmyster is currently serving on the Membership Committee of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Patient Safety Committee of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Tekmyster is actively involved in teaching medical students as an Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University – The Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine. Currently he is acting as the head team physician for Fairfield Warde High School. He is a current member of the sports medicine team for USSA and serving as a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard athletes as well as having been serving as a ringside physician for boxing and MMA events throughout the state of Connecticut. His background and experience make him the optimal choice for being able to initiate care  for sports and spine injuries and is able to develop individualized treatment plans that will allow his patients to quickly return to normal activities while utilizing the latest medical research and technologies.

Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Patient Safety Committee of the North American Spine Society

Research and Publications

  • Tekmyster G, Sayed D, Cairns K, Raso MD, Kim C, Block J. Interspinous Process Decompression with the Superion® Spacer for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Real World Experience from a Device Registry. Accepted for publication in Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 2019
  • Tekmyster G. Barbaria V. Lee C. Diagnosis and Treatment of Spondylolysis in the Adolescent Athlete. Accepted for publication in Connecticut Medicine. 2019
  • Minaie A, Quinn CA, Tekmyster G. Transient Unilateral Ptosis in Collegiate Hockey Player Due to Concussion: A Case Report.  Accepted for publication in Connecticut Medicine. PMID: 27672927.
  • Tekmyster G. Vallabhaneni S. Goodman B. Furman MB. Chapter: Spine Intervention References and Tables in: Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Furman MB, editor. Philadelphia PA, Elsevier-Saunders. 2017.
  • Furman MB, Tekmyster G, Davidoff S et al. Should Antiplatelet Medications Be Held Before Cervical Epidural Injections? Journal of PM&R. 2014; 6. PMID: 24863733
  • Furman MB, Tekmyster G, Puttlitz KPSimon J, Falco FJE. Cervical Disc Disease. Medscape Reference. December 2012. Updated February 2014. Updated November 2016. Available at:  http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-overview.
  • Tekmyster G. Shetreat-Klein A. Chapter 23: Preventative Screening in Adults with Neurologic Disability. In: Management of Medical Problems in Adults with Neurologic Disability. Cristian A, editor. New York, Demos Medical Publishing. 2009.

Appointments

  • Team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard athletes
  • Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University – The Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine