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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Meet Our Physicians

Medical Office Building 5, Suite 152
3975 Old Redwood Hwy.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for Lunch
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

By referral only

The physical medicine and rehabilitation department consists of physicians dedicated to caring for various musculoskeletal problems faced by our patients, both adults and children, and includes the EMG and Spine Clinic.

How to Obtain Great Care from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) runs efficiently thanks to the dedicated efforts of the medical assistants (MA) and our patient service representatives (PSRs).

Understanding Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

To become board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, PM&R physicians (sometimes referred to as ‘physiatrists’, which is pronounced ”fizz ee at’ trists”) are required to pass both a written and oral examination administered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R), after completing 4 years of medical school and 4 years of an accredited residency program.

PM&R physicians treat acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. PM&R physicians focus on restoring function. They may see a person who lifts a heavy object at work and experiences back pain, a basketball player who sprains an ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again, or a computer programmer who has carpal tunnel syndrome. PM&R physicians’ patients include people with arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain, and work- or sports-related injuries.

PM&R physicians also treat serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result in severe functional limitations. They are able to treat a baby with a birth defect, a patient in a bad car accident, or an elderly person with a broken hip. Physiatrists coordinate the long-term rehabilitation process for patients with spinal cord injuries, cancer, stroke or other neurological disorders, brain injuries, amputations, and multiple sclerosis.

Physiatrists care for patients with:

  • acute and chronic pain
  • musculoskeletal problems: back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and myofascial pain
  • experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury
  • individuals who have had strokes, orthopedic injuries, or neuromuscular disorders such as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, multiple sclerosis, polio, or ALS

Additional Information

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Back Problems:

Finger, Hand, Elbow and Wrist:

Heel, Foot, Knee and Leg Pain:

Hip Injuries:


Shoulder Problems and Injuries:

Neurologic Conditions

Brain Injury:


Diagnostic Tests and Procedure