Dr. Deborah Doherty MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians — Fairfax, CAContact Dr. Doherty
Dr. Deborah Doherty specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation in Fairfax, California. Details of Dr. Doherty's 34 years experience as an MD and education at Drexel University are available on your free doctor report.
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2390 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax, CA 94930
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Dr. Deborah Doherty identified specializing in
Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskelatal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, for example, carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often call a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, X-ray, and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics, and mechanical and electrical devices..
LicenseDr. Deborah Doherty has been confirmed to have a license in California
EducationDr. Doherty attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and graduated in 1979 having 34 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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