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What is a Physiatrist?

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Question: What is a Physiatrist?
Answer: A physiatrist is a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry. Physiatry combines some aspects of non-surgical orthopedics, pain management, and physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Patients may see a physiatrist to help recover from surgery, or recuperate from an injury, or prevent the need to have surgery, among other things.

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