I attended Columbia University as an undergraduate where I received a BA in religion. I then earned my masters at Columbia in Exercise Physiology while coaching football for two years. Following a number of work experiences in health related fields I attended New York Medical College, and later completed my residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. Following several years as Associate Medical Director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Danbury Hospital, where I was director of the In-patient Rehab Departement and WorkLab, and co-directed the Wound Care Program, I started Team Rehab in Danbury where I continue to work as medical director. Dealing with a broad variety of patients with pain, primarily related to musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, my focus is generally on pain; finding its generator, turning it down or off, and then guiding the patient on how to minimize or eliminate recurrent episodes. 'We' at Team Rehab have been highly successful in our efforts as 'I' have received recognition on multiple occasions as a 'Best Doctor in Connecticut'. Clearly, the excellent patient outcomes are the direct result of a highly skilled, dedicated, caring 'Team' of professionals, of which I am just one part. I began my involvement in organized medicine in 1997 when I joined the Fairfield County Medical Association, CSMS and the AMA. I have subsequently been privileged to serve as a member of the FCMA board of trustees and as a member of the executive committee, first as treasurer, then as Vice President and now as President. At the state level I participate as a council member and as a member of the workers compensation, quality of care, and public health committees. In the local community I organized and spearheaded the efforts that led to the Danbury Ice Arena and later served on the Pomperaug District Public Health board of directors. Currently I serve in the Americares free medical clinic and on the board of directors of the Good Samaritan Mission. At home I am truly 'at home'. I am Blessed with a wonderful family, married to Yolanda 38 years,with 3 children, Allison, Ryan and Corey, and 2 grandchildren, Emma and Lily.
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I believe in treating the whole patient, with the same care and consideration I would give my own family, using the most cutting edge, integrated approach available, while preferring the most natural healing approach possible, and with the utmost concern and respect for human life, individuality, and personal health goals.
Dr. Trowbridge's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
Why It Matters: Dr. Trowbridge's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Upper Back Pain
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Trigger Point Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Connecticut.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
New York Medical College
Medical School | Graduated 1986
Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
Columbia Univerity/ Masters In Exercise Physioogy
Other Education | Completed 1977
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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