Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. They are also known as physiatrists. They treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the nerves, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Some physiatrists complete advanced fellowship training for subspecialty certification.  Dr Wetzel has completed a pain fellowship and has extensive training in image guided injections.

PM&R physicians treat patients of a variety of ages, and focus on improving function. They have a broad medical expertise that allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a persons lifetime. They can help determine and lead a treatment/prevention plan. They work with physical therapist and occupational therapist to optimize patient care.

PM&R physicians have completed four years of medical school, followed by four additional years of PM&R residency. Fellowship training is additional time there after.

PM&R is often called the quality of life profession, because it’s aim is to enhance patient performance. There is a holistic focus not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together after injury or disease.

The specialty developed in the 1930s to address musculoskeletal and neurological problems. The field broadened its scope considerably after World War II. As thousands of veterans came back to the US with serious disabilities, the task of helping to restore them to productive lives became a new direction for the field. Today the ABPMR ensures high quality training, testing for board certification and maintaining certification through lifelong learning.

For more information visit the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilation website –    https://www.aapmr.org/about-physiatry/about-physical-medicine-rehabilitation

For an appointment with one of our PM&R physicians, schedule online or call 812-477-1558.

Evansville, IN, March 11, 2020  Tri-State Orthopaedics is proud to announce the addition of Ryan A Wetzel, M.D. to the orthopaedic practice.  Dr. Wetzel adds to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team and will be accepting patients starting April 1st, 2020 at the East Side/Main office at 225 Crosslake Drive and West Side office at 5625 Pearl Drive.

Dr. Wetzel earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.  He completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) as well as a Fellowship in Pain Management at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.  His areas of specialty are nonsurgical musculoskeletal care and image guided injections.

About Tri-State Orthopaedics

Tri-State Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic practice in Evansville with 30 providers – 19 physicians, 6 nurse practitioners, and 5 physician’s assistants. TSOS currently employs 185 local staff in the tri-state area with offices on the East Side and West Side of Evansville and satellite offices in Boonville and Jasper. Tri-State Orthopaedics has been involved with the Evansville community for many years which has included supporting UE, EVSC, and other local high schools as their respected team physicians.

 Main office hours: Monday -Friday 8 am-5 pm. Urgent Care hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm, Friday 8:30 am-4 pm and Saturday 9 am-12 pm. West side office hours:  Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and Urgent Care hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm.  Appointments can be scheduled online (www.tristate-ortho.com) or by phone (812-477-1558) for the main, west, and satellite offices in Boonville and Jasper.

 

 

Pay My Bill Online

by Monica Auker - Posted on Jan 7, 2020

As a patient of Tri-State Orthopaedics, you can pay your bill online at Make a Payment with your account number and date of birth. When on the Tri-State homepage, click on “Patient Info” and go to “Make a Payment”. If you have issues or need assistance accessing Online Payment, please contact our billing company: 812-492-4867 or Toll Free: 866-876-8702.

Thank you for choosing Tri-State Orthopaedics!

 

Evansville, IN, January 3, 2020 Tri-State Orthopaedics is proud to announce the addition of Christopher L. Sneed, M.D., to the practice.  Dr. Sneed adds 25 years of neurosurgery experience and will begin accepting patients starting January 6th, 2020 at our East Side/Main office at 225 Crosslake Drive and in Jasper office at 721 West 13th Street.

Dr. Sneed earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine.  He completed 7 years of neurosurgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He combines his experience and cutting edge thinking in brain surgery and spine surgery.

About Tri-State Orthopaedics

Tri-State Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic practice in Evansville with 30 providers – 19 physicians, 6 nurse practitioners, and 5 physician’s assistants. They currently employ 185 local staff in the tri-state area with offices on the East Side and West Side of Evansville and satellite offices in Boonville and Jasper. Tri-State Orthopaedics has been involved with the Evansville community for many years, along with their support as the team physicians for the University of Evansville and the local high schools.

Main office hours: Monday -Friday 8 am-5 pm. Urgent Care hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm, Friday 8:30 am-4 pm and Saturday 9 am-12 pm. West side office hours:  Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and Urgent Care hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm.  Appointments can be scheduled online (www.tristate-ortho.com) or by phone (812-477-1558) for our main, west, and satellite offices in Boonville and Jasper.

 

December Star Employee

by Monica Auker - Posted on Dec 5, 2019
Congratulations to Meighan Son for being the recipient of the December Star Employee Award!
Meighan has done an outstanding job in the precert department. She is always willing to help others even if she has tasks from her own workload that needs to be completed. She always comes to work ready to work and does whatever is asked of her. You can always count on her for a job well done. 
We are proud to have Meighan on our #TSOS team.