Dr. Mac Awarded Leadership Award

In recognition of her continued work in clinical education,  Dr. Mac was recently awarded the 2014 Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Leadership Award.  This award is given each year to a physician who exhibits superior skills in motivating, guiding, and educating others in their field. "It is my great pleasure to award Ami with the 2014 Leadership Award.  She was not only awarded a...
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Marie

Several years ago, my husband and I were desperately seeking to find someone, anyone, who could help me with my medical condition that was slowly strangling the life out of me.   At one point, our search took us to the RIM center in Detroit where we met with one of the doctors who had developed a new infusion pain pump.  The doctor sailed into our examination room, drafted by several interns, f...
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Sharon

I’ve wanted to write this for some time now. I can hardly express how grateful I am for the wonderful care you gave my husband Bob during his illness. It takes a very special person like you to look after others with such kindness and concern. How does one put the proper words together to express how much this means? It began with a referral from a co-worker to contact you in hope that you co...
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What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. Rehabilitation physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). Specifically, rehabilitation physicians: Diagnose and treat pain Restore maximum function lost throu...
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What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, bones and brain – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. PM&R is one of 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Physiatrists, ...
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Why Visit A Rehabilitation Physician?

Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.  By taking the whole body into account, they are able to accurately pinpoint problems and enhance performance - without surgery. Consider seeing a rehabilitation physician if: You had an accident or you have an injury or chronic condition that has left you with pain or limit...
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Dedicated to your recovery

"After years as an avid swimmer and exercise enthusiast, I suffered from chronic low back pain and eventually underwent spine surgery.  My recovery required perseverance, a great team of doctors and therapists, and a mindset that never allowed small setbacks to take away from long term goals.  As a former patient and now a physician, I am privileged to guide you towards wellness and functional r...
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