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Lance Stone, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 6645 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Roxanne Audrey Hon MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 8030 la Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Casey Fisher MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 7051 Alvarado Road, La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-625-1144
Clinical Interests: pain management, intercostal nerve block, spinal cord stimulator ... (Read more)
Robert E. Scott Jr. MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6719 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-3932
Clinical Interests: sports health, pain management
Mr. Donna Marie Crowley MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 655 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114
Phone: 619-267-9450
Clinical Interests: stroke, chronic pain management, trigger point injection ... (Read more)
Dr. Sharron L. Thompson MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 0.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 5358 Jackson Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: rehabilitation
Dr. John Xiao-Jiang Qian M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 2.88 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 5360 Jackson Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), chronic pain management, nerve conduction studies (NCS) ... (Read more)
Dr. Gerard Castro Arcilla MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6645 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: pain management
Dr. David J. Smith MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 3703 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Clinical Interests: pain management
John Jahan M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: chronic pain management, stroke, trigger point injection ... (Read more)
Dr. Hussein Mohammad Abdulhadi MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6645 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: chronic pain management, trigger point injection, multiple sclerosis (MS) ... (Read more)
Oleg M. Gavrilyuk M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6699 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Dr. Johnathan S. Halperin M.D.
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 5525 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Franklin Kalmar M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 5696 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
Robert L. Marks M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 5855 Pawnee Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Mark A. Harris MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120
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What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?

The specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is not one that many people are immediately familiar with, yet it is one that serves thousands of people every year. Also known as Physiatry, it is sometimes simply referred to as Rehabilitation or Rehab. This specialty focuses on restoring quality of life for patients who are experiencing physical pain or loss of function after a traumatic illness or injury. After major surgery, a car accident, a long illness such as cancer, or a major change to the body (such as the loss of a limb), it is the PM&R physicians who help patients begin to feel better and put the pieces of their life back together again.

PM&R physicians work with patients who have been disabled by pain or the loss of motion or cognition, and they find ways to restore function. They may consult with other physicians such as neurologists, orthopedists, physical therapists, or psychiatrists. PM&R specialists treat the whole person, not specific symptoms or illnesses, and their goal is to help patients lead active and able lives.

One example of services performed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician is teaching a patient who just had a leg amputated how to get around the house, use the bathroom, bathe, and care for themselves. A different example might be helping a patient learn how to walk again after a traumatic brain injury. Because there are so many different causes of pain and disability, the list of services provided by PM&R physicians is nearly endless. Generally, services that are provided by a PM&R specialist can fall into one of the following care categories:
  • Self-care skills (bathing, grooming)
  • Physical care (feeding, taking medication)
  • Mobility
  • Respiratory care (ventilator care, exercises for lung function)
  • Communication
  • Cognitive skills (memory, problem solving)
  • Vocational training
  • Pain management
  • Psychological counseling (adapting to a disability)

Because there are so many options, it can be a very creative specialty. When accidents, pain, or illness cause disability, it is the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists who are there to give patients their life back.
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