Outpatient Physiatry Services

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Outpatient Physiatry Services

Our Approach to Care

Gaylord’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician Services provides the specialized care you need if you’ve had an accident, or suffer from a disease that has compromised your mobility or left you with chronic pain. Our Rehabilitation Physicians, called physiatrists, can provide you with an expert evaluation of your condition and an individualized treatment program. They’ll use the latest techniques to help minimize your pain and guide you as you regain strength and return to optimal functionality.

We encourage annual follow-up visits with a physiatrist for impairments resulting from stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions that affect movement or cause pain. Your physiatrist will assess your function, review your medications, and will provide a resource assessment to maximize your quality of life. 

PM&R Medical Team 

Outpatient Physiatry & Medical Services FAQs

What is physiatry?

Dr. Hongmei Wang is a physiatrist at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT. Physiatry is medical specialty that is also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation. A physiatrist uses a whole person approach to returning a person to the maximum functioning possible after an accident or trauma or for orthopedic, chronic pain or other chronic medical conditions. The physiatrists at Gaylord can be seen on an outpatient basis. If you would like an appointment for a consultation, assessment, or to discuss a possible treatment plan or have questions please call (203) 284-2845.



When should I see a physiatrist?

A physiatrist treats many different types of medical, neurological and chronic conditions. You can see a physiatrist at Gaylord on an outpatient basis. Our physiatrists focus on diagnosis and treatment with the goal of conservative treatment that may prevent the need for surgery or other invasive procedures. To make an appointment with a Gaylord physiatrist call: (203) 284-2845.



Frequently Asked Questions

Physiatry (fiz eye’ a tree) is the medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Medical doctors trained in this field deal with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disability caused by accident, or acute and chronic disease. Unless it’s obvious that surgery is required, a referral to a physiatrist is typically the first step following an injury.

A doctor who is trained in physiatry is especially adept at helping people who are recovering from minor to serious injuries related to:

  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related accidents
  • Back, knee or shoulder problems and other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular or movement disorders
  • Effects of cancer treatment
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputations
  • Lung conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Physiatrists also help people who have acute and chronic pain issues through the use of comprehensive rehabilitation. 

There are several reasons why you should consider seeing a physiatrist when you’ve had an accident, or suffer from a disease that limits your mobility or gives you chronic or acute pain:

  • Physiatry is a medical specialty.
  • Physiatrists are medical doctors, M.D.s and D.O.s.
  • Physiatrists treat the whole person, not just a condition.
  • Physiatrists use the latest treatments and modalities.
  • No problem is ever too small or too big for a physiatrist.
  • Physiatry treatment is highly individualized to meet the specific needs of the patient.
  • Physiatry can often help people avoid surgery.
  • The physiatrist’s job is restore as much function and independence as possible.
  • The physiatrist works with a team of health care professionals including other specialists, nurses and 
  • therapists.
  • Physiatrists can help with acute and chronic pain management issues


Outpatient Physiatry Appointments: (203) 284-2845 

Outpatient Fax: (203) 294-8705