Dr. Gary Dawson, MD

Dr. Gary Dawson, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Gary Dawson, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

2300 13th St Apt A

Columbus, GA 31906

Contact Information

(706) 243-7010

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia

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more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
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8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Gary Dawson, MD
Dr will give you shots as often as insurance allows but...when they dont work, refuses to manage chronic pain. PAs, good ones, dont stay long. Luck of the draw who you'll get as you only see dr for injections. Latest PA was very demeaning, unprofessional, makes you feel bad for being in pain. Drug...Read More
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Columbus – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr Dawson is everything you would hope to find in a physician. The PA's and other doctor's appear to be equally focused on the proper care and needs of each patient. While the entire practice has been spectacular, a devastating problem currently exist with the quality and dedication to care of...Read More
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Mar 30, 2018
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Great doc, very caring and detailed. I can't recommend him enough! I've suffered for years and he's really gotten to the bottom of my neck problem.
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Rita Mead in Phenix City, AL – Sep 03, 2016
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The only thing I did not like was reading the statements that was made about my visit. There were things said that was not discussed with me at all that had been written saying it was discussed with me on the day of my visit. Why would a Doctor and PA write that they went over certain things and in...Read More
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cindy milton in Columbus, GA – Apr 09, 2016
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Berry good Dr explains everything to u what he will do to help u get through it.I was treated for a high fall onto a conveyor belt.He is a great doctor and the staff treats you as a person not a number.
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Terry Tyler in Columbus,ga – Mar 21, 2016
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