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About Ellen Zhan
Ellen Zhan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in West Roxbury, MA, with other offices in Jamaica Plain, MA and Brockton, MA . She has 34 years of experience. Her specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Ellen Zhan is affiliated with West Roxbury VA Medical Center, Brockton VA Medical Center and Brockton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She speaks English.
Ellen Zhan has the following 2 specialties
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.
Ellen Zhan has the following 8 expertise
- Chronic Pain
- EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
- Nerve Damage
- Sports Medicine
- Surgery Recovery
Ellen Zhan has 2 board certified specialties
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Ellen Zhan is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Zhan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
West Roxbury VA Medical Center
Brockton VA Medical Center
Brockton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Boston Medical Center - Jamaica Plain Campus
Youville Hospital and Rehabilitation Center
West Roxbury VA Hospital
34 Years Experience
Jiangxi Medical College
Graduated in 1983
New England Medical Center
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