Physiatrists are medical doctors (also commonly known as rehabilitation physicians) who have extensive training in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). They are experts in the treatment of illnesses and injuries that impact bodily movement and, as such, have a deep understanding of the nerves, muscles, and bones in the human body.
More specifically, rehabilitation physicians specialize in:
The job of any Physiatrist, or rehabilitation physician, is to treat disabilities caused by injury or disease. However, Dr. Avart is uniquely experienced among rehabilitation physicians to treat patients with drug addictions, dependencies, and chronic pain.
“Time has taught me that developing effective rehabilitation programs to manage patients’ dependencies, addictions, or pain involves treating both the body and the mind. In this way, lasting results can be achieved — even for those who seem to have lost all hope. I have developed a program to help individuals who suffer from a wide array of addictions, dependencies, and pain conditions free themselves – a program that has the potential to restore independence. I see people with chronic pain, and others with food addictions. I see people who cannot quit smoking but really want to. I help individuals with alcohol abuse. I see people who were opiate dependent, and then later on became opiate addicted. All of these conditions are marked by a loss of control, which could have been prevented. This loss of control can be triggered by, or followed by negative thoughts and emotions, and certainly pain. If you or someone you love suffers with pain or addiction, know that there is not ONLY hope — there is also a pathway to achieving lasting success. For those who are ready to regain their control and invest in themselves, the Foundations of Addiction Treatment we employ here at My Addiction Physician can only help! We are not here to judge you. Know that it is all about you, your success, and your independence!” — Dr. Herbert N. Avart