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What is a physiatrist?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree
In brief: MD in rehab
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
They typically diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as sports injuries, arthritis, or low back pain.

In brief: MD in rehab
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
They typically diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as sports injuries, arthritis, or low back pain.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: A Type of Physician
Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in the treatment of people who have pain problems, physical impairments or have been injured.
Their goal is to improve functionality of their patients utilizing non-surgical interventions for rehabilitation.

In brief: A Type of Physician
Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in the treatment of people who have pain problems, physical impairments or have been injured.
Their goal is to improve functionality of their patients utilizing non-surgical interventions for rehabilitation.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
Answer assisted by Danielle Jones, Medical Student
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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Rehab Physician
A physiatrist treats patients non-surgically through focused therapies to facilitate their rehabilitation.
In general, their goal is to help a patient return to maximal functioning after it was lost through illness, disability, or injury. They can diagnose and treat medical conditions as your primary care physician would.

In brief: Rehab Physician
A physiatrist treats patients non-surgically through focused therapies to facilitate their rehabilitation.
In general, their goal is to help a patient return to maximal functioning after it was lost through illness, disability, or injury. They can diagnose and treat medical conditions as your primary care physician would.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Dr. Joshua Batt
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
In brief: Medical doctor
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in medical therapies for treatment of pain and other disorders using non-surgical techniques.
The doctor specializes in all forms of rehabilitation and all modalities of physical therapy.

In brief: Medical doctor
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in medical therapies for treatment of pain and other disorders using non-surgical techniques.
The doctor specializes in all forms of rehabilitation and all modalities of physical therapy.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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