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Melissa Manzano Radawski MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 601 John Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Yahya Bakdalieh MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3025 Gull Road, Comstock Northwest, MI 49048
Dr. David J. Brockman MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 3025 Gull Road, Comstock Northwest, MI 49048
Phone: 269-552-2225
Tom G. Shahwan M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: 269-226-5637
Paula K. Kilmer-Ernst M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 601 John Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Katherine Karo DO
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: 269-226-5637
Dr. Juvenal Lipana Castillo MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 6172 Chablis Lane, Portage, MI 49024
Dina Dahdal MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Gene Yu D.O.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Jennifer Hurtt PA
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Neurosurgery
Address: Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: 269-343-1264
Dr. Peter Tyler Lapen D.O.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 601 John Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Patricia Ann Wells DPT, PT
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 6120 Stadium Drive, Oshtemo, MI 49009
Alex J. Kamp DPT
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 6565 West Main Street, Doughertys Corners, MI 49009
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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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