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Pronounced Fizz ee atí rist.  A physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  Some physiatrists are experts in neurologic rehabilitation, trained to diagnose and treat disabling conditions.  The physiatrist examines the patient to assure that medical issues are addressed; provides appropriate medical information to the patient, family members and members of the treatment team.  The physiatrist follows the patient closely throughout treatment and oversees the patientís rehabilitation program.


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