Physiatrist the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is called physiatry a medical field which deals with the evaluation and treatment of patients with a disorder, or injury that impairs function.
Physiatrists provide many medical services such as the treatment of various neurological (nervous system) disorders including brain or spinal cord injuries. Other common conditions treated include musculoskeletal (muscles and bones), cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels), and pulmonary (lungs and breathing) disorders.
In Acute Rehabilitation, physiatrists also provide for the leadership of multidisciplinary care aimed at the recovery of the whole person by addressing his/her physical, emotional, vocational, and social needs.
Hospitalists The Mercy Internal Medicine Service (MIMS) is a group practice composed of internal medicine specialists, known as hospitalists, devoted completely to providing hospital care. Each physician is Board-Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, has specialized training and experience in hospital care and is committed to the highest possible standards. MIMS is a service offered by Mercy Medical Center in partnership with community physicians to provide high-quality hospital care to our patients. Click here for more information. At Weldon, there is daily monitoring by physical assistants whom intern report to MIMS physicians.
The two attending physiatrists on Weldon's inpatient unit are:
Dr. Gregory B. Park, MD has served as the medical director of Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital since 2003. Dr. Park graduated from the University of Texas Medical branch School of Medicine in 1999. He attended residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Park is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has a subspecialty board certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Dr. Park was the 2003 Earl C. Elkins Scholarship Award winner for highest score on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation written examination. He currently has an outpatient practice in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Robert Skerker, MD joined the practice of Pioneer Spine and Sport in September 2012. His major areas of interest are general rehabilitation including musculoskeletal rehab, prosthetics and orthotics, and managing acute and chronic wounds with specialty certification in this area. He has been a guest lecturer at the well-known Kessler Rehabilitation Review Course for many years, lecturing on Adult Hip Diseases and Rehabilitation. He was nominated for the Apple Award in December 2011 by the staff nurses at the Wound Care Center of the Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. This award recognizes physician-nurse collegiality in patient care and was awarded by the New Jersey Nursing Association. He grew up in Springfield, MA and attended Classical High School, then went on to a BA degree from Skidmore College, double majoring in Biology and Chemistry. He graduated with High Honors in both areas. He went on to attend the University of Massachusetts Medical School, graduating in 1986. He did his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at the Boston University Medical Center, and then did a one year Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA. Prior to returning to Western Massachusetts, he worked for almost 20 years at the Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ.