Dr. George Rodriguez, MD

Dr. George Rodriguez, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(3)
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Dr. George Rodriguez, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Read his story

841 E Allegheny Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19134

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Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareSource
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
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Dr. Rodriguez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rodriguez "I immigrated to the USA at the age of 1 from Cuba with my parents and my older brother in 1960. My parents were attorneys in Cuba but we left everything behind, fleeing communism, and started from scratch. My dad was hired by J&J and worked as an accountant while my mom stayed at home and raised my brother, my sister (born here), and me. We had a very calm childhood in a quiet little town, watching many changes happening in the US during the turbulent '60s. I was the quiet, shy child (back then.) I decided to become a medical doctor when I was 14. I wanted to combine my love for life, my love of science, and my love of the wonder which is the spirit in some way that I could give back to society while I enjoyed being with people. I use to attend church regularly and even sang in the choir. I achieved the Eagle Scout award in the Boy Scouts. I enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, carpentry, archery, knitting, and discussing the meaning of life with my high school friends. I was the first recipient of the Gannet News (aka USA Today) scholarship for excellence in delivering newspapers door to door (in all kinds of weather.) I volunteered during Hurricane Doria in my home town of Bound Brook, NJ. I really enjoyed helping the less fortunate, especially knowing what it felt like to be in need early in my life. When I first got the Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania, I was overwhelmed by the big city. After a few months, however, I fell in love with Philly. I took as many courses as I could including biochemistry, biophysics, relativity, advanced mathematics, political sciences, psychology, languages, history, and even public speaking. I enjoyed playing intra-mural football and co-founding Urban Youth Counseling Program as well as leading the Student Committee of Undergraduate Education. I turned from shy to outgoing without looking back! In my second year at Penn, I took a job drawing bloods at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at the 5:00 am shift. This was a great learning experience. In my third year, I was honored to be selected to perform marine biological research at the Wood's Hole Marine Biological research center and fell in love with molecular biological research. Over the summers I worked in factories as well as laboratories, learning about life in assembly lines, loading docks, QA, and laboratory operations - quite a spectrum. At Penn Medical School I enjoyed most the professors who spoke to patients as regular people - even though my professors were accomplished researchers and professors. I saw that one could be both a regular person and an excellent physician - exactly what I had dreamed of many years earlier. I enjoyed surgery and, although I was offered an opportunity to enter a fellowship in heart transplant and vascular surgery by a Penn professor, chose a different path - where I could sleep better hours. When I discovered Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation I knew that it was my calling. In PM&R, patients are taken after other physicians have done what they could medically and surgically, and we start to help patients return to a life worth living. As I love sports and activity and as I understand what it is like to lose everything to start all over again, I felt that I could really help patients in this field. I learned quite a lot in my residency and applied my time to be quite efficient in diagnosing and treating. Upon completion of my residency at Penn, I was offered the job of Assistant Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Philadelphia VAMC. I was also accepted to the staff at HUP and Presbyterian Hospital. I began performing consults, admitting patients, and running an inpatient rehabilitation service within my first three years. As my practice grew, I saw a need for quality services in the Injury Medicine field so I applied my knowledge there. Over the years, I have continued to learn and serve patients applying my knowledge and positive attitude in SERVICE. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rodriguez "My primary care philosophy is SPIRITUAL.  Although I am a highly trained and advanced specialist, I continue to believe that my responsibility lies in delivering the best medical solutions to my patients to help them get the most out of their lives.  I always keep the patient first.  I believe that we are all equals and we all have souls (whatever that might mean to each one of us.)  I recognize that patients want honest, clear and understandable explanations of what they have and what we can do together to empower them to get better.  I enjoy sharing life's ups and downs with my patients and cherish each patient's unique concerns.  I try my best to speak in basic terms and answer all questions.  I encourage all my patients to write down their questions between evaluations, to make sure that they don't forget any when they are seeing me.  Even though many chronic conditions are troublesome, I always find a positive way to help each patient. I believe that we are all equals. "

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation
  • Electromyography
  • Functional Medicine
  • Legal Medicine
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Board Certifications

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

  • Accidental Injuries
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Car Accident Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Sprain
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Skin Aging
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries

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Procedures

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Hair Removal
  • Joint Injection
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Low Back Procedure
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Frankford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Pa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • American Academy Of Pain Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rodriguez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rodriguez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rodriguez to family and friends
2.3
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Rodriguez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
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Dr. Rodriguez accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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