Essentially, physiatrists specialize in a wide variety of treatments for the muscles, bones and associated nerves, ligaments, tendons and other structures and the musculoskeletal disorders that cause pain and or difficulty with functioning. Physiatrists do not perform surgery, but may refer patients to surgeons when appropriate. A physiatrist's treatment focuses on helping the patient become as functional and pain-free as possible in order to participate in and enjoy life as fully as possible.
Dr. Bruce DeCarlo, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Costa Mesa, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.