Question by  eddie (12)

What is a physiatrist?

What kind of medicine does this doctor practice?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

A physiatrist is a pain management specialist, often working as well in physical rehabilitation or physical therapy settings. The pain management may also be in parallel to cancer treatment centers.


Answer by  tam69 (61)

A physiatrist is a doctor of pain management and rehabilitation. Working with a team of doctors, physiatrists seek to ease pain and increase mobility after a person has suffered a dibilatating illness or injury.


Answer by  Jon44 (87)

A physiatrist is a medical doctor with a "whole person" approach to rehabilitation in patients experiencing chronic pain related to an injury or defect. The physiatrist treats mind and body to enhance the human spirit. The goal of such therapy is to avoid surgical intervention and multiple providers.


Answer by  Chuckles (13)

Physiatrist are experts at diagnosing and treating pain. They can restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. They are also known as rehabilitation physicians.

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