About

Dr. Marika J Hess, MD is a Doctor primarily located in West Roxbury, MA. She has 25 years of experience. Her specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She speaks English.

Specialties

Dr. Marika J Hess has the following 3 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.

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

Board Certifications

Dr. Marika J Hess is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Marika J Hess has the following 8 expertise

  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Sports Medicine
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Injury
  • Nerve Damage
  • Surgery Recovery

Dr. Marika J Hess has 3 board certified specialties

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  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • New England Medical Center

    Residency

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