Clearwater, FL - (727) 462-5582
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What is a Physiatrist?

Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are medical doctors who are:

  • Experts at diagnosing and treating pain
  • Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
  • Lead a team of medical professionals
  • Provide non-surgical treatments
  • Explain your medical problems and treatment plan
  • Work not only on treatment but also prevention

Physiatrists are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.  They have completed training in the medical specialty physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).

Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries.  Their goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery.  Physiatrists may treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Necl Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Sports-related Injuries
  • Women’s Conditions

Physiatrists take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment.  They then design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the help of the physiatrist’s medical team.  This medical team might include other physicians and health professionals, such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists.

By providing an appropriate treatment plan, physiatrists help patients stay as active as possible at any age.  Their broad medical expertise allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime.

If you continue to suffer with chronic pain and your current treatment plan leaves you feeling hopeless, perhaps you need the expertise of a physiatrist.  Since 1990, Dennis M. Lox, M.D, a physiatrist, has been helping patients in the Tampa Bay area increase their quality of life by reducing their pain.  Contact us for an appointment at 727-462-5582.

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Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California Office

450 N Roxbury Dr. #602
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-7033

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