Dr. Jose Barreto

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lafayette, LA
16 years experience male

Locations

TotalCare Health & Wellness Medical Center

Lafayette, LA

Address

1101 South College Road Suite #201, Lafayette, LA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Practice website

Fax

337-2647214

Office

Lafayette, LA

About

Bio

Physician and Physical Therapist practicing in Louisiana. I have a special interest in Regenerative Medicine (Prolotherapy and PRP-Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem cells). Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management.

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Doctor Q&A

139 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Sunlight,supplements: Sunlight is an important source of vitamin d along with other food like cod liver oil, salmon and other products with vitamin d added. See this video ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Should be ok: Juice plus is a whole food based product, not a multivitamin, is a nutritional supplement. Is not fda approved (supplements are not required to be fda... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Better Posture: When walking: lift the chest, swing the arms from the shoulders, take longer and faster steps. “walk like you own the world” and “walk with no worries... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Lunges, squats: If you don't have any risk factors that will prevent you from exercising: http://otwithmd.Com/5-things-you-should-know-before-starting-your-exercise-r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Check evidence: First of all, check if the products have good evidence behind it and check for certifications. There are thousands of nutritional supplements out in t... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Doctor: Sudden onset of pain in multiple joints raise the flag an inflammatory, metabolic or autoimmune conditions. You need a doctor's evaluation to rule out... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Aerobic exercises: If we are talking about big thighs due to muscle, then reduce your load if lifting weights and start running more. And, if they are big due to fat, th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Prolotherapy and PRP: Regenerative injection treatments include prolotherapy, platelet based procedures (more common is platelet rich plasma--prp) and adult stem cells. The... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Bike/Treadmill: You need to do aerobic exercises combined with strengthening to burn calories. Stationary bike or a treadmill will work well. Also work on better nu... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Probably: The spine is connected to the sacrum which is connected to the iliac crests, this means that any mechanical imbalance or deviation will put stress ont... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Stretching: Maintenance of normal tissue through stretching and massage; eat a high carbohydratre meal 2-3 hours before exercise. Also ingest adequate fluid, carb... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
No: Depending on your vitamin d levels, you may need this dose. Many people take this dose without any problem. The main thing is that you follow up wit... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Chia: Flaxseeds and chia are 2 good "superseeds" to improve your health. http://otwithmd.com/flaxseed-and-chia-know-these-superseeds/.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Instability: In the absence of a contusion or trauma in the area, it is possible that you have an instability of your knee and/or patella. You should visit your ph... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Evaluation: Muscle spasm in that area could be secondary to stress, posture, muscle weakness, poor set up at work (ergonomics) or all of the above combine among ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Skin,bones,ligaments: Vitamin c is an essential component of collagen which in turn it's an abundant substance in the connective tissue. The connective tissue is what binds... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercises (bike, running, walking) are good to burn calories and lose weight. With this type of exercise you are working out the type 1 (oxida... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise (bike, running, walking) are good to burn calories and loose weight. With this type of exercise you are working out the type 1 (oxida... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Neck or shoulder: A pain that affects this area could be secondary to referred pain from the neck or a problem with the shoulder. Herniated disc, myofascial (muscle) pa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Stress injury?: If you increased your mileage and/or intensity too fast, you may have a tibial periostitis and/or muscle strain. Focal pain over bone should raise... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Many things: Your symptoms warrant an evaluation by your doctor. Many things could be causing your symptoms; stress, hormonal imbalances, medication side effects a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Muscle spasms: It all depends on how it started, what caused it and other pain descriptions including location, quality and duration among other things. Visit your d... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Step back: You need to make sure you are doing your exercises with the right intensity, frequency, form, etc, having a certified athletic trainer will help. Sor... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Symmetric joint pain: A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect tissues outside the joints.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Evaluation: Different things can cause neck pain and hand tremors. The list of possible causes depend on your age, medical conditions, clinical presentation, etc.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Disc health: The hypothesis is that since vitamin c is important for collagen health and intervertebral discs have collagen, then having low levels of vitamin d ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Take it easy!: If is just soreness it will get better in a few days. If the pain is still there after 2-3 days, then you may have a sprain/strain and you should visi... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Get an evaluation: Pain in the calf area usually comes from one of the 2 muscles in the area (gastrocnemius or soleus) but it can be cause by referred pain from other st... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Not recommended: With any kind of muscular dystrophy is recommended to stay active to prevent deformities and maintain function. However, cross training might be too s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Yes: Active vitamin d is produced in the body after exposure to sunlight.If you live in south florida you have tropical weather pretty much all year and if... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
No: It has been shown that sessions of 10 minutes are effective as well. If you don't have time to do one 30 minute session, then doing three 10 minute s... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Yes: Studies have shown that mental activities such as reading, puzzle games, etc can help prevent mental deterioration and conditions like alzheimer"s.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Diet: First make sure she is drinking enough water and eating a balanced diet. If she is doing this and still having the spasms, then she should visit her ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Fruits and Vegetable: Like michael pollan said: "eat real food, not much, mostly plants". By real food i mean: eat the apple, not the apple juice; eat the grape, not the p... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Swedish,deep tissue: There are many many different types (i would say about 40-50) of massage but the most common ones are the swedish, the deep tissue and the sports mass... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Depends on location: There are different types of headaches and depending on the location, your doctor will have a good idea on the diagnosis and treatment. You should vis... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Muscle activation: When you are standing the muscles of the neck are active but if you lay down they will relax and not hurt. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. www.ot... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
It can be: Evidence shows that the most beneficial physical therapy modalities related to osteoarthritis are strengthening, aquatic therapy, and balance and pertu... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Subluxation?: Pain with movement, arm longer than other and the way you hurt your arm makes it possible you subluxated your shoulder. Visit your doctor for an evalu... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Wrist instability: Any time your normal anatomy is altered there is a risk of instability of the joint, increase laxity of ligaments.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Yes, with good food: If you eat a balanced diet then you can but it will take longer than if you add aerobic exercises.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Healing?: When the skin is healing, it is common to have symptoms of itching but they are usually local. Visit your doctor for an evaluation to rule out any re... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Prolotherapy: The traditional treatment is medications and physical therapy, followed by steroid injections if therapy doesn't help. Now, steroid injection will not... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Is not going to hurt: Pain for 6 months in a tendon usually means tendinosis rather than tendinitis. The problem is not inflammation but failure of the tendon to heal. Tec... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Depend on the type: If migraine, go to a cool, dark, quiet room where you can lie down and rest. Also, try otc (over the counter medications) and write down what seems t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Food you eat: Make sure you don't drink sodas, chew sweet gum, smoke or chew tobacco. Also, avoid brushing your teeth at least 30 minutes after eating or drinking ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Ligament vs nerve: Dr. Omrani, pain on the psis could be due to cluneal neuritis or neuromata and iliolumbar ligament enthesopathy. Check posture for lumbar lordosis, co... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Increased circulatio: Depending on the depth and intensity of massage (deep vs superficial), the swelling could be secondary to increase circulation in the area and a local... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Most likely muscular: Waking up with neck pain is usually secondary to sleeping on a bad position and resultant muscle pain/spasms. However, anytime you get symptoms on the... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Possible: Anxiety and depression will increase the chances of somatic symptoms. Meaning that it can translate into musculoskeletal or other body complaints.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 26, 2013
A very knowledgeable and qualified physician.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Barreto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Barreto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank u so much going to call my doctor asap , when I eat or drink I get that metal tastes in my mouth I am on insulin and up to 120 units a day thanks again
HealthTap member
Thanks is it normal for the pain to come.back I had gotten better then all of a sudden my sacrum hurt when I would sit n spreads to my thigh
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Thanks for your quick reply! Tapered over 6 wks but ended up at pcp yest. Klonopin 3x daily to get thru symptoms.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ponce School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013
Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, Second Place, Louisiana - Winter
2013
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