Doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists) see a wide variety of people.
Our MaineGeneral Physiatry providers have special training in treating people who have a loss of function.
Loss of function can occur for many reasons, including stroke, amputation or spinal cord injury. The most common reason people seek the care of a physiatrist is an issue with pain.
Our Approach to Care
We treat physical problems but also recognize how any loss of function can impact the individual and that person's friends and family.
Physiatrists believe in a team approach that may include physical, occupational or speech therapists, psychologists and other physicians. Our focus, always, is the patient.
Our physiatrists can prescribe physical therapies and medication, as well as perform non-surgical procedures to help restore function.
We can also expertly diagnose nerve and soft tissue injuries and are well trained in electrodiagnosis (EMGs).
Some physiatrists, with additional pain medicine training, commonly use additional non-surgical interventions such as epidural injections, nerve blocks and joint injections, including injections in the spine.
Several of our providers hold federal suboxone licenses and manage suboxone treatment.
To learn more, call (207) 872-4400, option 2. For referrals, please call (207) 872-4228.
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