Dr. Paul Abend, DO

Dr. Paul Abend, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Paul Abend, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Warren, NJ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med in 1987 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain management.Read his story

16 Mount Bethel Rd

Warren, NJ 07059

Contact Information

(908) 226-1300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Abend performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 92% of peers
Gait Abnormality
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Abend's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abend "Paul Abend, D.O., FAAPM&R, has over 25 years of experience in Physiatry (a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain medicine). He is double-board certified in Family Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. After receiving his board certification in 1995, he has successfully completed the re-certification written boards every 10 years (2005 and 2015). Dr. Abend is the Medical Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Rahway. His focus is non-surgical spinal treatments, sports injuries, post cancer survivorship, balance and neuropathy. He Co-Founded the Movement Disorder Center at RWJUH – New Brunswick. Dr. Abend is a Clinical Associate Professor at Kessler Institute, Newark Medical School, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers Medical School Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine. He has been a Preceptor since the inception of the Kessler Institute Musculoskeletal Pain Management Fellowship Program – training Fellows in Interventional Pain Management for the last 8 years. He is a frequent lecturer to the medical and hospital staff, as well as the community at large, on various medical rehabilitation and pain management topics. He is Past President of the NJ Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Past President of the NJ Society of Medical Specialties. He is a Board Member of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson/St.Barnabas Accountable Care Organization and Past President of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Ambulatory Surgical Center. He is the Current President of Union County Surgical Center. He has consistently been listed as a New Jersey Top Doctor by Castle Connelly and by Consumer Reports Best Doctors. More recently, he is listed in the Leading Physicians Of The World 2016 for his work in my medicine as well as his humanitarian work in the field of autism. Dr. Abend is a graduate of UMDNJ- New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine where he served as student body president. He was a Resident and Chief Resident, in the Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He was a Resident and Chief Resident in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Additionally, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He recently opened an Integrative Medical Center with his wife, Dr. Lori Brand Abend, MD (Board Certified and Fellowship Trained under Dr. Andrew Weil) at Sanare Center For Integrative Medicine in Bernardsville, NJ. He is the Current President of Union County Surgical Center. He has consistently been listed as a New Jersey Top Doctor and the Leading Physicians Of The World 2016 for his work in medicine as well as his humanitarian work in the field of autism. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abend "Patients receive information and advice about the evidence-based services, practices and treatment options that may be best suited to their particular health issue.  They are supported and encouraged as they incorporate the most appropriate selections into their healing plan. Collaborative approach to patient care, integrating the best of conventional and complementary medicine, ensures the best possible outcome for each patient."

2  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management

1  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain
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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Union Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Jfk-Johnson Rehab Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Umdnj-Rwj Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Umdnj-Rwj Med Sch-St Peters
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Umdnj-Rwjuh-Jfk Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abend's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abend to family and friends
6 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Abend's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Abend is dedicated to listening to and focusing on the specific problems brought to him. His professional and caring manner is a great comfort.
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Friendly and nice. Hours are terrible. Not very knowledgeable about autoimmune disorders and the pain that comes from them. I actually like him as a person but my pain is still here and progressively getting worse and Pain not managed at all. Non- steroids to steroids. Back and forth with no steady...more
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Dr. Abend's knowledge is so varied that he has helped me in so many ways. I'd had neck and back/feet pain for years prior to finally going to him for help. My quality of life has improved tenfold. Because he helped relieve my pain, I'm FINALLY able to sleep better and not be woken by my pains. I...more
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Caring, very intelligent
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