Irina Niazova grew up in multiple countries including Russia, Israel, and the west coast of the U.S., which has given her an appreciation for the cultural value that New York has to offer. An emphasis on preventive care is very important to Irina. She believes that you can treat symptoms, but you must never lose sight of what is causing them in the first place. Her approach to patient care involves collaboration with the patient and the team. Communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is highly important and so are listening skills. Her patients know they can tell her anything and everything—nothing is off limits.