Dr. Ramzan Akbar MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians — Pottstown, PAContact Dr. Akbar
Dr. Ramzan Akbar specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Details of Dr. Akbar's 24 years experience as an MD, her hospital affiliation and education at Dr M.G.R. Medical University are available on your free doctor report.
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1603 E High St
Pottstown, PA 19464
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Dr. Ramzan Akbar 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..
Dr. Ramzan Akbar accepts the following plans for Cigna at 1603 E High St
- HMO/POS Open Access
- Network POS
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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. Akbar is affiliated with 1 hospital:
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center
1600 E High Street And Armand Hammer Blvd
EducationDr. Akbar attended medical school at Dr M.G.R. Medical University Kilpauk Medical College and graduated in 1989 having 24 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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- Ramzan S Akbar
- R Akbar
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