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Dr. Joel M Press has the following 3 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- 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.
- Pain Medicine
Dr. Joel M Press has the following 5 expertise
- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Sports Medicine
- Chronic Pain
- Back Pain
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I had the extreme pleasure meeting in consultation with Dr. Press recently. I hold Dr. Press in very high regard. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring and a perfect gentleman to boot. He demonstrated a genuine interest in my medical issues, and conservative in his treatment plan. I could not have been more pleased in meeting with Dr. Press. He is truly a credit to H.S.S. Thank you Dr. Press. STUART R. NADELSON
Dr. Joel Press is not doctor for anyone with an injury that can be taken care of outpatient. He is a researcher and manager, not meant to be a treating doctor. The visit is with his assistant 1st always. He will see the patent for 5 to 7 minutes. During the visit expect to be insulted, and not allowed to speak, anything you say dismissed and get shushed if you try to ask a question. Keep in mind you are seeing someone who is a manager and a researcher not someone to treat outpatient problems. You will get recommendations for extensive and expensive treatment to be done at specifically at RIC.
I had a not great experience with dr press. I waited over a month for my appointment. By the time I saw dr press my symptoms had decreased. After over a month of numbness and tingling in my leg and sciatica pain dr press was condescending and "scolded" me for using my insurance to see him for symptoms that had improved. I was originally diagnosed incorrectly took a second opinion and an actual MRI to get a correct diagnosis and proper treatment. Sometimes the "best" doctor is the exact opposite. My advice when it's your back or anything serious, get a second opinion.
I came to Dr. Press with chronic pain when it got really, really bad. I'm still seeing him today. We haven't been able to find a cure, but he hasn't given up. Next time I see him, he always has a new doctor for me, a new treatment or some type of test. The other doctors I've seen gave me a quick check-up, couldn't find what was wrong with me and they would send me away never to be seen again. This guy just keeps trying and trying. He's also hilarious and a great friend.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2018)
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Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
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34 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
Mcgaw Medical Center
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