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About Dr. Scarabino

Specialties and Memberships


Board certified and licensed in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)


Member of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)

Member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

My goal is to provide simple, yet effective, holistic medical care to treat your toughest medical problems, so you can spend more time enjoying life.

"It truly is a gift to be a physician, being able to impact the lives of others to help, guide, and empower them to maximize health and longevity in a world that constantly presents challenges."

I am originally from Long Island, NY, and grew up in Hudson, NY, where I competed in soccer, basketball, and softball. I graduated cum laude from Union College with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages-Spanish, a Minor in Biology and a Certificate in Eastern Thought and Philosophy. I was fortunate to have the amazing opportunity to study two terms abroad, in Seville, Spain and Cuernavaca, Mexico, where I volunteered to work with a Family Medicine Physician.

I received my Master of Public Health from the University at Albany State University of New York. While earning my degree, I returned to Mexico to complete one of the first international field research projects in Epidemiology and Behavioral Science. I worked as a Public Health Educator and Promoter at the State Secretary of Health of Morelos, where I observed health education at the general hospital and community levels and started a summer health program for children of a rural Mexican community, culminating in the community's first ever health fair. Back home, I also worked on a research project aimed at identifying domestic violence among Latinas and for the New York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health to conduct a study on asthma in Latino and African American children. 

I earned my Medical Degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), in Biddeford, Maine.  I was most fortunate to be trained and mentored by extraordinary Osteopathic Physicians and was awarded a teaching fellowship in Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. After graduating medical school, I completed my residency training at St. Clare's Hospital Family Medicine Program in Schenectady, NY. I then returned to UNECOM to complete a residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM).  


Throughout my years as a medical student and resident, I assisted teaching first and second year UNECOM medical students in Gross Anatomy. I prepared and presented lectures on the Knee and Overuse Syndromes. I was also a preceptor for Family Medicine/OMM/NMM residents in the outpatient clinic and hospital consult service. I prepared and taught OMM/NMM treatment programs for Maine Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellows, Family Medicine Residents, and Massage Therapists. I also created and helped teach a Medical Spanish course for first and second year UNECOM students.


My special interest in Sports Medicine led me to be mentored by incredible Sports Medicine Physicians, Athletic Trainers, and Physical Therapists at the high school, college and professional levels; including Union College Football, Portland Pirates Hockey, and the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots.  


It is exciting to be practicing in the region where I was raised. I am passionate about being a traditional Osteopathic Physician, and honored to help people stay healthy and happy!

28 Clinton St, Suite 3

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

P: 518.250.3221

Fax: 518.348.8423

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