Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

What is PM&R?

PM&R or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.


How can PM&R help me?

PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disabilities. Paragon’s gentle and conservative approach to deliver effective treatment before considering surgery.

We are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation: 972-203-3600


What training do PM&R doctors have?

PM&R physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

PM&R doctors are specialists in the branch of medicine known as physical medicine and rehabilitation. This practice was developed to enhance and restore optimum functional ability and quality of life for people that suffer from physical impairments, injuries, and disabilities.

Training for PM&R doctors goes beyond mere courses and basic education. In order to become a PM&R physician, students have to graduate from a qualified medical school and obtain an additional four years of training in a PM&R residency. At Paragon Health Partners, Dr. Vargas and Benavides are Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

What do PM&R
doctors do?

PM&R physicians treat patients with short or long-term physical and/or cognitive impairments and disabilities that result from musculoskeletal conditions (neck or back pain, or sports or work injuries), neurological conditions (stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury) or medical other conditions.

Our goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery

Specifically, PM&R physicians:

  • Treat patients of all ages
  • Focus treatment on function
  • Have a broad medical expertise that allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime
  • Diagnose and treat pain as a result of an injury, illness, or disabling condition
  • Determine and lead a treatment/prevention plan
  • Work with other physicians, which may include primary care physicians, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and many others
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area

About our PM&R Physicians

As Medical Directors on the Paris Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehab Unit, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Benavides treat patients who have had strokes and serve on Stroke committee.

Our Board Certified Providers are deeply passionate about removing physical obstacles and helping our Pain Management & Rehab patients live functioning and fulfilling lives.

Conditions treated by
PM&R Physicians:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Spinal injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Injury trauma

A PM&R physician will undoubtedly have an extensive background of education and experience in all phases of physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is with this education and experience that we will be able to diagnose, treat, and help to heal some of the most debilitating ailments that a human could suffer from.

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