Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Location: 5th Floor
Hours of Operations: Mon-Fri, 0730-1630 (excluding federal holidays)
- Receptionist: 210-916-0306
- NCOIC: 210-916-4427
- Chief: 210-916-6100
- DSN: 429
3551 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
To promote the optimal means of functional improvement and independence in an informative and supportive manner for patients with conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and neurologic systems.
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Service at Brooke Army Medical Center provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational/consultative services for patients whose function has declined due to medical conditions, surgical conditions, and neurologic, musculoskeletal, or pain related compromise. The outpatient consultations involve a variety of evaluation techniques, including performance of electro-diagnostic studies, and results in prescription of a variety of equipment or modalities, such as specific forms of therapy, exercise, or durable medical equipment for diagnoses commonly involving pain disorders or neuropathies. Consultations regarding inpatients are also performed and often pertain to patients who have sustained brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, or poly-trauma.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we have several clinics per month that are dedicated to evaluation for and prescription of durable medical equipment. Just because someone says they think they should have a wheelchair does not mean that a wheelchair would be the most appropriate device for them, or that a wheelchair could be medically justified to be purchased for them. This type of evaluation, discussion, and recommendation is handled by PM&R. TriCare-approved DME vendors attend the clinic on a rotation basis and also provide insight into the latest types of equipment available and additional explanation of the justification needed for certain forms of equipment.
A: Although the names may appear similar, a Physiatrist is a physician who specializes in the practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.