Physical Medicine & Rehabilitations

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics and mechanical and electrical devices. *

Specialization: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to maximize quality of life while addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family throughout the course of the disease, through the dying process, and beyond for the family. This specialist has expertise in the assessment of patients with advanced disease; the relief of distressing symptoms; the coordination of interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care in diverse venues; the use of specialized care systems including hospice; the management of the imminently dying patient; and legal and ethical decision making in end-of-life care. **

Operator Assisted Physical Therapist Referral

Sanjeev Agarwal MD
Dr. Edward Alexander MD
Dr. Rebecca Armendariz MD
Dr. John Artandi MD
Dr. Theresa Baker MD
Dr. Maria Ballester MD
Dr. William Barreto MD
Barbara Behling-Rosa DO
Dr. Lawrence Boly MD
Dr. James Bond MD
Dr. Richard Borkow MD
Dr. Theresa Calimlim MD
Mrs. Joyce Castro Gonzalez MD
Mrs. Susan Chace
Dr. Kokila Chandarana MD
Noe De La Garza PTA
Kelly Dixon-Martin MD
Chiu Eng MD
Dr. Lennart Fagraeus MD
Megan Farrell MD
Yagoda Franotovic MD
Irwin Friedman MD
Dr. Francisco Frontera-Ensenat MD
Ali Ganjei MD
Theresa Gillis MD
Stephanie Giorlando MD
Nathaniel Gould MD
Margaret Graynovsky MD
Rebekah Guy MD, BS
Dr. Richard Herman MD
Dr. Thomas Hinrichs MD
Clayton Hoberman DO
Christopher Jacobus MD
Dr. Martin Kehrli MD
Dr. Naghmeh Kerendian DO
Richard Kiang MD
Sea Kim MD
Dr. Swapnadip Lahiri MD
Dr. Ismael Landron MD
Jo Ann Lauer CMTPT01
Dr. Xiaoguang Liu MD
Jonathan Losee PT
Dr. Renu Mahajan MD
Marcus Malone MD
Mr. David Mann MS PT
Pamela Marron MD
Dr. Nirmal Mazumdar MEDICAL DOCTOR
Maria Melendez MD
Dr. Karen Meyer DO
Robert Milch MD
Dr. Raymond Miller MD
Dr. Alan Mirasol MD
Dr. Kay Moore MD
Dr. Prasadarao Mukkamala MD
Janaki Natarajan MD
Shelly Nestor
Edward O'neil MD
Jerry Old MD
Dr. Paul Oppenheimer MD
Dr. Benjamin Pagan MD
Nathan Page MD
Dr. Barbara Parke MD
Dr. Chirag Patel
Sumit Patel
Dominique Peppers DO
Dr. Robert Prevost JR. MD
Terence Regler MSPT
Mrs. Phyllis Ricketts PT
Charles Riegel MD
Ms. Harla Ryder LMT
Dr. Gary Saldana MD
Dr. Negin Salimi DO
Dr. Michelle Schulze
Dr. Kathy Selvaggi MD
Mr. Jason Sherman MD
Dr. Farruq Siddiqui MD
Dr. Mohammed Siddiqui DO
Dr. James Stark MD
Dr. Lola Steinbaum MD
Suruchi Taneja MD
John Tangeman MD
Dr. Joseph Tu MD
Dr. Anne Valko MD
Dr. Wildo Vargas MD
Dr. Joseph Weems MD
Catherine West
Dr. Donna White MD
Dr. Douglas White MD
Dr. Jill Williams MD
Sheila Williams
Dr. Irage Yehudian MD
Dr. Guan-Hiok Yu MD

* Source: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine [1/1/2007: new]

** Source: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine [1/1/2007: new]