I have been experiencing back issues for approximately 7 weeks. I had no relief from any doctor until I went to Dr. Germino. When I walked into the door, I immediately felt at home. Dr. Germino took the time to talk to me, assess my back pain, and immediately began to work on me. I felt greatly relieved after the appointment. More important than the relief, however, was the fact that he listened carefully to my concerns. My orthopedic doctor did not; to him I was just another patient who took a number and got in line. Overall, I feel that the doctor/patient relationship is as valuable as the services received. I will continue to travel from New Jersey to Staten Island to see Dr. Germino. The commute is secondary to finding a great doctor.