Dr. Catherine L. Ferrara "...treating the whole person not just the illness."
Dr. Catherine L. Ferrara                           "...treating the whole person not just the illness."

Meet Our Team

We welcome the opportunity to let us be a part of your healing experience. Our healthcare team takes pride in getting to know all our patients personally.  Give us a chance to introduce ourselves to you here.

Dr. Catherine L. Ferrara

Holistic Family Physician


Dr. Ferrara received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency training at Long Beach Medical Center, on Long Island, New York . She completed an undergraduate teaching fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and earned an award for excellence in teaching. She holds two board certifications: Family Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine (NMM) with special concentration in Cranial Osteopathy and completed a five year training program in Anthroposophical Medicine


A member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), American Osteopathic Association(AOA), The Cranial Academy, and Physician's Association of Anthroposophical Physicians (PAAM), Dr. Ferrara is an adjunct clinical professor at NYCOM and currently serves as a school physician to the Waldorf School of Garden City.


Susan Guida

Medical Massage Therapist


Susan has over 12 years of massage experience in the clinical setting. Certified in Medical Massage, Myofacial Release, Pregnancy & Postpardum Massage, Pediatric & Infant Massage, Massage for the cancer/terminally ill patient, and Rhythmical Massage,  she brings an experienced, gentle loving touch to her patients.



Lois Rathgeber

Medical Massage Therapist



Lois has over 20 years of experience and is specially trained in Medical Massage, Myofacial Release, Lymphatic Drainage. Known for her deep tissue techniques, she is particularly skilled at treating problem joints and targeting large muscle groups in the back.

Arlene Colaninno

Holistic Aesthetician


Arlene is a skin care professional with over 20 years experience.  Well versed in holistic skin care, she is also trained in microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, lymphatic drainage technique, glycolic peel application and Dr Hauschka skin care.


Contact and Appointments

Dr. Catherine L. Ferrara 


230 Hilton Avenue

Suite #106

Hempstead, NY 11550

Phone: 516 292-0300

fax: 516 292-0650



20 Unqua Road

Massapequa, NY 11758

Phone: 516-799-9700

fax: 516-799-0134





Hempstead:  Tuesday & Friday: 12pm-6:30pm

Saturdays: by appointment

Massapequa: Wednesdays by appointment


For Appointments

All messages are checked daily Monday-Friday.

Calls are returned promptly.

Appointments are confirmed via phone and email.



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