Your Siskin Hospital Physicians
Your Rehabilitation Physician at Siskin Hospital will be a Board Certified Physiatrist. Your treatment team may also include a Physician Assistant who is specially-trained in rehabilitation.
Physiatrists are medical doctors who are specifically trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a medical specialty focused on helping people regain strength, mobility and independence following a traumatic injury, illness or surgery. Their emphasis is on restoring patients' function by addressing musculoskeletal disorders and acute and chronic pain. At Siskin Hospital, physiatrists serve as the treatment team leader by providing overall medical and rehabilitation direction. Not every rehabilitation program, especially those in acute care hospitals and nursing homes, is directed by doctors who are specially trained to help you regain your independence and abilities. Meet Siskin Hospital's team of Physiatrists.
Additional information on physiatry available at the Association of Academic Physiatrists website.
Physician Assistants are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive healthcare services as delegated by a physician. As part of the treatment team, physician assistants take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret tests and x-rays, make diagnoses and prescribe medications. Visit the American Academy of Physician Assistants website to learn more.
Siskin Spine and Rehab Clinic
Siskin Spine and Rehab Clinic is the physiatry practice providing physical medicine and rehabilitation services to Siskin Hospital patients. Located on Siskin Hospital's first floor, these specialized physicians provide leadership and medical supervision for inpatient treatment teams and outpatient follow-up. The group also offers specialty services such as pain management. To schedule a physical rehabilitation consultation or to speak with a physician in the Siskin Spine and Rehab Clinic, call 423.634.4226. Visit the Siskin Spine and Rehab Clinic's website for more information.