Dr. Moshe Lewis MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians — San Francisco, CAContact Dr. Lewis
Dr. Moshe Lewis specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management in San Francisco, California. Details of Dr. Lewis' 17 years experience as an MD, his 3 hospital affiliations and education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine are available on your free doctor report.
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1580 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dr. Moshe Lewis 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. and Pain ManagementPain Management
A physician who provides a high level of care, either as a primary physician or consultant, for patients experiencing problems with acute, chronic or cancer pain in both hospital and ambulatory settings..
Dr. Moshe Lewis accepts the following plans for Blue Shield of California at Monteagle Medical Center
- Active Choice
- Active Start
- Added Advantage POS
- Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company
Insurance plans and networks accepted by a doctor are not necessarily universal across all locations at which the doctor practices. This can be affected by many factors such as different group practices, hospital affiliations and working arrangements at those locations. Checking that the doctor you are visiting and the facility they are at are in-network providers for your insurance plan can save you money and headaches later from surprise medical bills.
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Lewis is affiliated with 3 hospitals:
St Luke's Hospital
3555 Cesar Chavez St
San Francisco, CA
EducationDr. Lewis attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and graduated in 1996 having 17 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.
Patients may also know Dr. Moshe Lewis MD as:
- M Lewis
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