Dr. Laurence E. Mermelstein
North Shore University Hospital
North Shore/LIJ Hospital System
Long Island, NY
He's a pediatic scoliosis specialist and an amazing doctor. He's the top scoliosis specialist on Long Island. He treats everyone with care and respect. If he sees that your condition needs immediate care and action (as mine did), he will make sure you get it as soon as possible. I went into his office this June, about mid-way through the month, for the first time and I was immediately scheduled for surgery in the beginning of August. Usually it takes months to get a surgery date, but my dad had the date within a week of my appointment. If you live on Long Island, I highly recommend him.
His practice is Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. in Commack, Long Island, NY.
You can view his bio here. http://www.lispine.com/doctors/bio_mermelstein.shtml