Brain Injury Medicine: My Journey
Brain injury medicine requires additional training for neurologists, physiatrists, and psychiatrists to become board certified. The field is growing but a shortage of physicians with this specialized training is a challenge for patients to find expert care.
Dr. Sandel’s post “From Practitioner to Subspecialist: My Journey in Brain Injury Medicine” was featured on the website of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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In part one, Dr. Sandel talks about physical medicine and rehabilitation and it’s broad scope. In part two, she discusses her mission to educate the public about brain injuries, including concussion. In part three, she discusses what happens to the brain with concussions and repeated concussions. She ends with a case of a patient with a complex diagnosis after a traumatic event that required the diagnosis in order for the best treatment approaches.
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