Dr. Thomas Watanabe, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Male • Age 58

  4 Reviews

Dr. Thomas Watanabe, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Elkins Park, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, brain injury medicine, and more.

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My experience was the absolute opposite of previous review. I found that not only was his staff & team beyond excellent, but Dr. Watanabe himself, was engaged and laser focused to try to help me. To be honest, I was not at my best self, having been shuffled from specialist to specialist in order to figure out my additional disorders, other than cervical damage. He was kind, very thoughtful and kind. Despite obvious severe cervical damage...he pushed forward to finally address my sleep disorder that UPenn had noted, but failed to treat. Kudos to Dr. Watanabe & Max! Go, you won't be sorry.
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This "doctor" does not even know basic medicine. Stay away from him. Creepy and manipulative.
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I saw Dr. Watanabe yesterday at Moss and I thought he was fabulous! I suffered my brain injury back in 1994 - I feel Dr. Watanabe is seriously trying to help me figure out what is happening now with my body because even after living with this condition for 20 years, I still am puzzled by it......
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Dr. Watanabe headed the team that cared for me at Moss Rehab. My care was extremely abusive. I had suffered a traumatic brain injury. I was conscious, unlike most of the patients. I was considered a fall risk. No one helped me out of bed. I was left alone in the bathroom. I was denied meals because I did not go to the lunchroom. When I asked Dr. Wantanabe if the pain in my lower back could possibly be from a lower back injury, he told me that the pain was caused by the bed. It was a nightmare.
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Dr. Watanabe's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Watanabe treats Concussion more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Watanabe treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

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  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
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Dr. Watanabe treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Watanabe treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Watanabe's conditions and procedures:

  • Concussion
  • Concussion Treatment
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

About Me

Biography

Dr. Watanabe has published widely and lectured in the United States and abroad on brain injury and spasticity management. His area of research interest is in brain injury recovery and rehabilitation.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1997
Rehab Inst Mich
Fellowship Hospital
1996
U Cincinnati
Residency Hospital
1993
U Cincinnati
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Medical School

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average