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Dr. Pranitha Reddy Nallu MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 101 Saluda Pointe Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-296-9200
David Allan Scott MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 104 Saluda Pointe Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-296-9200
Dr. Robert L. Deters MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 3.7 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: Medical Lane, West Columbia, SC 29169
Dr. Nancy Rose Lembo D.O.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 2.73 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 104 104 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205
Dr. Wilson Alaric Van Dam M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 3300 3300 Medical Park Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
John Clavet M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 104 Saluda Pointe Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-296-9200
Mr. William D. Westerkam MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2935 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-401-1369
Dr. Colleen Ann Wunderlich MSC, M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Address: 9 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-2069
Angela Eaton-Walker MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 14 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Ryan Andrew Wetzel MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 1910 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Mrs. Laura Whelchel Johnson PT
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 2362 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204
Michael David Redmond MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1910 1910 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201
Devin J. Troyer M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 4.63 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 2935 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Ms. Laura Jean Whitcomb
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 2362 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204
Dr. John Evans Stavrakos MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 3.09 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 103 Sum-Mor Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
"my first appointment was schedule only a few days after I called, the wait wasn't too bad. I spent a short amount of time with the doctor, but he was through and offered multiple solutions for my once fracture and now weak ankle. "
September 21, 2015
William Randal Westerkam MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Medical Lane, West Columbia, SC 29169
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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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