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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctor

At Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, our physiatrist is a recognized expertin the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of acute and chronic conditions and injuries.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a medical subspecialty that involves the nonsurgical treatment of injuries and disorders and the pain that accompanies them. Physiatrists, or physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, are specially trained to employ conservative methods to alleviate pain in the neck and spine as well as many other types of pain.

The physiatric approach to patient care looks at the whole person and not just one symptom or condition.

Why choose Steindler Orthopedic Clinic?

Steindler Orthopedic Clinic offers exceptional care through our main location in Iowa City and our three outreach clinics in Fairfield, Muscatine, and Washington. Our PM&R specialist, Dr. Frederick Dery, is an expert in this nonsurgical field of medicine. Because of his extensive education and training, Dr. Dery is able to offer conservative alternatives for several injuries and conditions that typically require invasive treatments methods.

Common treatment plans may include a combination of topical medications, injections, non-opioid medications, and therapeutic modalities, along with exercise, physical therapy, and psychological interventions (when appropriate). Dr. Dery is a physiatrist who works with you to treat your condition individually to your specific needs, which helps you return to the activities you love to do.

To consult with our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, please use the appointment request box or call (319) 338-3606.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with Dr. Dery, please use the links below to download and print Dr. Dery's New Patient Forms. These forms are specific to pain patients, and both forms will need to be completed prior to your consultation. Please bring your completed forms with you to your appointment.

Dr. Dery's New Patient Pain Inventory Form

Dr. Dery's New patient Medical History Form