Monday, December 9, 2019


December 2, 2019 marks the opening of the new location for the globally recognized cancer and chronic disease treatment facility called Integrative Medicine of NY (IMNY) at 520 Franklin Ave.  Suite #230 in Garden City.   Under the medical leadership of Dr. Jesse Stoff, this advanced homeopathic health center has successfully brought wellness to patients in all levels of severity for over 35 years.  This new location reflects some significant upgrades whereby “with the right environment, we can expand our resources and achieve so much more for our patients.”

Previously established in Glen Cove, Long island as Linchitz Medical Wellness (with Dr. Richard Linchitz) the practice then relaunched in 2015 as Integrative Medicine of NY in Westbury. This unique healthcare practice design has been regarded as one of the most sought-after treatment facility for battling chronic illness through the most current immunotherapy protocols and advanced clinical support of the immune system as a means of reversing malignancy and recurrence prevention.
The design of this new facility is the response from its growth and expansion of its patient care capabilities. “As immunology continues to grow as an advancing science and technology, keeping up means supporting the public demand … after years of searching, we finally found the perfect location that’s centralized from all travel arteries, a friendlier and more expanded space to reduce wait time for our many patients and an improved work space for our team”, states practice director Laurel Muckey.

The new Garden City location is conveniently located near some of the top health centers in the NYC/Long Island vicinity.  For the patient, it provides an easier commute from the city, from Long Island and a shorter travel from JFK and La Guardia airports.

Since inception, Dr. Stoff has been dedicated to continually expanding the capabilities of Integrative Immunology treatment program.  Part of his to-do list involves conducting research programs and multi-disciplinary collaboration where he can implement clinical trials and in-house patient tracking and reporting.   This also requires the inclusion of new innovations in imaging and diagnostic support including the installment of an Advanced Doppler Ultrasound - a specialized cancer imaging device aligned with Bard Diagnostic imaging (NYC) where IMNY collaborates and connects directly with expert cancer radiologists through remote TeleMed communications.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE OF NY offers immune supportive therapies for patients who are battling malignancy and auto-immune disorders. Our medical experts have treated countless patients from the Long Island area (and beyond) who have battled with CANCERS, AIDS, COPD, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME and an extensive host of autoimmune diseases in any stage of severity.  For more information or to make an appointment, contact INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE of New York, PLLC at 520 Franklin Ave.  Suite #230 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 759-4200 – or visit:   

Media Contact: Grace Dellavalle - 516-620-3535

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Friday, March 29, 2019

IMMUNOLOGY 101- The Body's Smart Shield Against All Diseases

To fully grasp the sensible nature behind the science of Immunology is to understand the logic of how our overall physiology works in the most uncomplicated terms possible.  It is this logic that frames our very co-existence with disease (and cancer) and how our bodies are naturally designed to suppress them.

Basic biology attributes any contracted sickness or disease to a WEAKENED and COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM.   Our body's immune system accounts for approximately 1% of the body's 100 trillion cells.  The different cell lineages that develop all share one common objective: to identify and destroy all substances (living or inert) which are recognized as not being part of what "should be in the body.” Whether it is an abnormal cell or what are perceived as dangerous or damaged cells, they are actively hunted down and destroyed by effector cells of the immune system.

Cancer cell attacked by Lymphocytes
Imagine having your own personal army of cells in your highly advanced defense system, working against outside invaders or abnormal cells where each cell type (over one hundred and eighty-seven recorded) carries their own dedicated function. This specialized team of cells work together to fulfill the complex mission of protecting the body from infection or illness each day.  
  • CD4 T-Cells: are the “apparent brains” of the immune system and they coordinate the central response to any serious immune threat.
  • Activated B-Cells become plasma cells and in most instances, generate an antibody response against bacterial and viral invasion. 
  • Lymphokine Activated Killer (LAK) Cells and Cytotoxic T-cells respond to viruses and cancer. 
  • Suppressor T- cells are used to down-regulate the actions of the immune system after the threat has been eliminated through negative feedback. 
  • Macrophages are voracious amoeboid-like lymphocytes that eat foreign substances and send a message back to the rest of the immune system indicating what further immune response is necessary. 
  • Dendritic cells (and their cousins, the Macrophages) are involved in all aspects of the immune response by initially sending out the alarm that something is amiss. 
  • Natural Killer Cells (NKC) are pre-programmed at their birth to destroy virally infected cells, cancer cells, some bacteria and parasites on contact without need of further direction from the CD4 cells.

Our immunity or defense system works in three directives; the first is to (1) RECOGNIZE anything foreign and sound the alarm soon enough to thwart the invader. Molecules and cell surfaces that are identified as foreign are referred to as antigens and have the ability to elicit an immunogenic response. The second function is to (2) RESPOND to the alarm with enough of a counter attack to effectively neutralize the invader quickly. The third directive is to (3) REMEMBER what happened so that if the same situation were to arise again an effective response could be generated faster. The length and efficacy of the immune response depends upon the “intactness” of the underlying biochemistry

This 3-part program (known as the immune response cascade) is the ultimate biological information processing and transfer system designed to define, defend and integrate oneself relative to the environment that surrounds us.  When there is a mis-communication, misdirection or a lack of that informational flow, the immune system is corrupted and DISEASE happens.  What follows is the need to establish a therapeutic strategy to help you restore this vital information pathway.  

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