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what is the difference between a physiatrist and orthopedist

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Non-surgery vs. surg: Both treat similar conditions (musculoskeletal injuries) but orthopedists have the additional training to provide surgery as a treatment option, where ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wynn
37 years experience Neurology
See surgeon last: It is almost always preferable to see a non-surgeon, such as a neurologist before seeing an orthopedic or neurosurgeon. At Mayo Clinic, no sees a surg ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Big different: orthopedic surgeon is a specialist in bone and joint surgery he could medical doctor MD or doctor of osteopath DO osteopath is a school that teach me ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Specialization: Spine surgeons are specially trained in treating neck and back issues. They are usually either neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surg ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Specialist: A spine surgeon is an orthopedist who specializes in spine surgery. Orthopedist is a general term for a doctor specializing in bone and muscle problem ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Training: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who diagnoses or treats musculoskeletal conditions. They can prescribe medications or physical therapy for treatmen ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Too broad for format: There are many different types of counselors, therapists, physiatrists and physiologists based on their area of expertise and university degrees. I a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Plenty: Neuro surgeons do a 7 yaer residency in neurologic surgery intracranial neck and spine orthopedic spine does a five year residency orthopedics bone a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
spine cyst: If the cyst is close to the spinal cord i would suggest a neurosurgeon.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
One is a DR: Orthopaedic surgeon perforn surgeries of the musculoskeletal system including spine.A physical therapist is not a physician however is trained to do r ... Read More

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