Special Needs Related to Spasticity [transcript][audio]

Guest: Dr. Atul Patel, MD  

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Atul Patel is a Physiatrist, also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Kansas City Bone & Joint. He became a part of KCBJ in November of 2001. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Prior to KCBJ, Dr Patel was an associate professor in the Department of Rehab Medicine at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Dr Patel’s clinical areas of interest include musculoskeletal medicine, neuropathic pain, spasticity, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonias, stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, nerve and muscle diseases, geriatrics, electrodiagnostic medicine and general rehabilitation medicine. He earned his Undergraduate Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston; Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Medicine (University of Washington); and another Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration (University of Kansas). During his downtime, he enjoys tennis, traveling and spending time with my family.

Segment Overview: Dr. Atul Patel, MD, a Physiatrist or a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist with the Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic, discusses the unmet need of spasticity patients and their caregivers.

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