Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) physician, Edward Soriano, DO, recently spoke as a guest lecturer at the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Mid-Year Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Soriano, director of the Integrative Pain Management Center at GRMC and Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, WV, presented a lecture on Neurological Dysfunction of the Hand: An Anatomic and Electrodiagnostic Review. The annual conference is attended by medical students, residents, and specialists in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from across the country. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is a specialized branch of medicine that emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with physical disabilities.
“It was an honor to be part of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Mid-Year conference,” said Edward Soriano, MD. “Speaking before my esteemed colleagues on such a relevant topic was a great experience. When people think of issues with the hand, the first thought is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. But hand issues can be quite complex. Systemic neurological disease can often initially present with symptoms in the hand. Understanding that and choosing appropriate treatment protocols is key to providing the best care possible.”
Dr. Soriano has over 20 years of experience in pain management and is dual Board Certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Management with special interest in spine related disorders. At the Integrative Pain Management Center, Dr. Soriano provides a comprehensive and compassionate approach to patients dealing with chronic pain. Using a non-opioid approach to pain management, the center emphasizes patient participation in the creation of care plans that utilize clinical treatments along with ancillary services such as massage therapy and acupuncture. In addition, treatment includes a focus on exercise, proper diet, smoking cessation, and the patient’s mental health.
For more information of the Integrative Pain Management Center at GRMC, call 301-533-4290.