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15300 Jog Road, # 107-108
Delray Beach, FL, 33446
561-742-5959

Delray Beach
15300 Jog Road, # 107-108
Delray Beach, FL, 33446
561-742-5959

Physiatrist

A physiatrist (fizz ee at’ trist) is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Established as a medical specialty in the 1940s, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a discipline primarily concerned with acute and chronic problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The goal of the physiatrist is to restore function and relieve pain in patients with a variety of disorders using a non-surgical multidisciplinary treatment approach.

To become a physiatrist, individuals must successfully complete four years of graduate medical education and four additional years of postdoctoral residency training. Residency training includes one year spent developing fundamental medical or surgical clinical skills and three additional years of dedicated training in the full scope of the specialty.

There are currently 79 accredited residency programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation in the United States. Many physiatrists choose to pursue additional fellowship training in a specific area of the specialty. Fellowships are now available for specialized study in areas such as spine and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, pediatrics, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and sports medicine. To become board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physiatrists are required to pass both a written and oral examination administered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R).

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Dr. Eidelson performs spine surgery at Leading Florida Hospitals.

Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Delray Medical Center
5352 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33484

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