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Dr. Martin Tamler

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Naples, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Jaffe Sports Medicine

Naples, FL

Address

1865 Veterans Park Drive, Suite 101, Naples, FL, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Doctor Q&A

633 Answers
117 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Brain Tumor: It totally depends on the tumor. Some tumors are very aggressive and you only have days to weeks to live. Others are not aggressive and can be present... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Tests?: Autoimmune voltage-gated potassium channel complex encephalitis is a common form of autoimmune encephalitis. Patients with seizures due to this form o... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Fatigue: Yes, this is consistent with fatigue. When a muscle reaches its endurance capability it is subjected to fatigue. Severe foot drop is consistent with a... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
PICA: Pica is a pattern of eating non-food materials, such as dirt. It is seen more in young children than adults. Between 10 & 32% of children ages 1 - 6 h... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Back Pain: I would be most concerned about nerve compromise inside the spinal column. This could arise from disc disease or a bone spur, but other possibilities ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Nerve weakness: Corticosteroids can shrink a swollen nerve, thereby, reducing and possibly resolving pain & weakness.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Muscle growth: Hands down, the answer is protein. This comes from meat, dairy, eggs or protein supplements.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Myofascial Pain: Sounds like you have a myofascial nodule (muscle knot) of the rhomboid muscle. This is a common yet painful location for a myofascial nodule. I'll bet... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Injection: It's not necessary. It would just add fluid volume to the injection which in turn could lead to a more painful injection.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Numbness: When hands and feet intermittently fall asleep, the first thought should be a circulation problem such as when an individual falls asleep on their arm... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Pregnancy Backache: Often this is caused by a hormone, relaxin, that is released that loosens the ligaments around the back and pelvic joints. A mother-to-be belt/girdle ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Back Pain: These are safe to take together and are commonly prescribed together.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: No, but i would suggest a carpal tunnel splint be worn so as not to damage the median nerve any further. In fact, it could cure the problem.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Protein: Protein can help you put on muscle weight but will likely also cause you to burn off fat stores which might lead to an ultimate weight loss.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
POTS: Probably won't ever go away, but it should be able to be controlled and put into remission with medication management. See a pots specialist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Trouble breathing: Not if breathing through the mouth is okay. If you're having trouble breathing through the nose it could be occluded from blood, swelling or passagewa... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Peripheral Neuropath: You likely have peripheral neuropathy caused by B12 deficiency. This causes death to the axon fibers of the nerve and this can be a long recovery proc... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Insulin: The Insulin level rises in order to store excess carbohydrates that were consumed at your last meal. The body only uses about 35 grams of carbs at one... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Rotator cuff tear: Dumbbell shoulder press as well as dumbbell lateral raises assuming that it is a partial as oppose to a full tear. In addition to these you should fol... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Mass: It could be a lymph node or a cyst. I strongly suggest he sees his pediatrician for a proper evaluation.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Tingling: Possible sources are brain, muscle or anxiety. It is highly unlikely that a nerve problem is causing this due to the locations involved. You need to b... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Ischemic neuropathy.: Ischemic neuropathy is caused by a loss of blood flow to the nerves. The real question is why there was a loss of blood flow. Your doctor needs to ide... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Muscle pain: Unlikely. This is a common phenomenon when a person works out muscles to the point of fatigue. It can take 3-5 days to recover. If longer than that it... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Myofascial Pain: No, this is not weakness but rather pain inhibition. Pain is limiting the movement and not true weakness.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Tinnitus: Are you on any Aspirin products as this is a common side effect of Aspirin products?
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) decreases anxiety which is a common symptom of fm. You need to talk to your doctor about alternative medication options if Cymba... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Blood pressure: Not exactly, but pain from weight lifting can. Also blood pressure goes up during straining, but should return to baseline after a few minutes of rest... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Whiplash: Headaches can be caused by whiplash, but seizures and back pain are unrelated to whiplash.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Cerebellar atrophy: It basically depends on the precise area of the brain affected...Certain areas are more important than others. If your atrophy has consumed less vital... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Numbness: It is possible. If you are sleeping in positions that rest heavy pressure on blood vessels or even kink them off, this would cause a lack of blood flo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on co... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Bars: Yes, however, they should only be used only intermittently as a meal replacement. Look for bars that are balanced so that the carbs are 40%, protein 3... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Boils: It usually takes 2 -10 days once treatment is started. They are treated with antibiotics.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Pain: Could be rib tip syndrome which is very treatable. Suggest you see one of the pm&r docs at beaumont hospital.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Lethal Dose Salt: In toxicology, the median lethal dose, ld50 (abbreviation for “lethal dose, 50%”) of a toxin, radiation, or pathogen is the dose required to kill half... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Tight muscles: Unlikely. Typically tight muscles are due to overuse. The result is the muscle tightens down to prevent tearing and remains stuck in this locked posit... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Blood Clots: It can significantly reduce the clots if the ankles are forcibly pumped up and down to cause stagnant blood to flow out of the legs.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Pulled muscle: Ice and rest to start. After 48hrs you can begin massage, stretching and moist heat.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Pain: This is likely costrochondritis. Discuss it with your physician. It is a very treatable condition.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Lethal arrhythmia: Methadone can cause dose-dependent qt prolongation. This can lead to torsades de pointes, a potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia. Risk factors inclu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Epidural: Soaking the puncture site under water while in a bath tub could provide an entrance for bacteria / infection if the puncture site is not fully sealed.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Enzymes: They are safe. No, you would not be dependent on them unless your body fails to make a specific enzyme. If this was in fact the case, then you would f... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Lose height - knee: In the normal knee the "joint space" is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Men have larger joint spaces than women and there is a steady decline in joint s... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Gastroparesi: I would suggest you see a GI specialist to evaluate for gastroparesis. The fact that food is still in your stomach the next day suggests that there is... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Shin splints: This could be shin splints (aka medial tibial stress syndrome). The term "shin splints" refers to pain along or just behind the shinbone. Shin splints... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Gluten: There should be no correlation between gluten and muscle mass after workouts.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
C diff weakness: Hypoglycemia, dehydration and metabolic derangement are the ultimate cause. The weakness resolves when all three of the above are corrected after the ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Lidoderm: According to the manufacturer, placement of external heat sources, such as heating pads or electric blankets, over Lidoderm patches is not recommended... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Shoulder Pain: Sounds like you have ligament instability of the shoulder. The best treatment for this is strengthening exercises. Without exercises it is likely you ... Read More

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Jan 14, 2015
Dr. Tamler is one of the absolute best doctors I've ever seen. His compassion and care are second to none.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tamler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tamler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate your help. Are there any medications that can help with this in the case that the patient cannot move the joint?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Maybe not icing enough! Heat application after 4 wks? Tens unit at home? Do they manipulate more than x 1?
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Thank you for your professional advise. Need to get my strenght back as soon possible have good grip but weak pinch. Want to be firefighter

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

William Beaumont Hospital

Awards

Top Docs, Hour Detroit Magazine
Top Doc, Guide to America’s Top Physicians (Consumers’ Research Council)
Commitment to Patient Care Award, H.O.P.E.

Affiliations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Association of Academic Physiatrists
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