A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The physiatrist works with other rehabilitation professionals to restore or maximize each patient’s functional skills, self-sufficiency, and mobility. Our physiatrists focus on returning patients to family, work, and all aspects of community life. Because of this, physical medicine and rehabilitation are often thought of as the "quality-of-life" specialty, adding both life to years and years to life.
The physiatrist leads a team of healthcare providers that may include rehabilitation nurses, therapists, case managers, and others. The team develops individualized treatment plans to address each patient’s needs.