Private or Academic? Why not have the best of both?
Gary R. Glynn MD APMC
December 27, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Time - Experienced
We are currently seeking a dedicated physiatrist to join 3 to 4 others with subspecialty skills. Opportunities include outpatient, general musculoskeletal, EMG and the dynamic, truly interdisciplinary inpatient Touro Rehabilitation Center in New Orleans. It opened in 1984. The leadership that started Touro Rehabilitation Center had had experiences with nationally and internationally renowned programs that emphasized catastrophic neurological cases.
Bringing those experiences to the New Orleans area the mission was to create a program with superior interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, but also the ability to deal internally with the medical complications often seen in such cases. Thus, rather than opting for a separate, medically isolated facility, the decision was made to incorporate the programs into the main hospital, where the full services of the acute hospital would be available around-the-clock to respond to any medical or surgical complications.
That decision has proven to have worked exceptionally well, making it very uncommon for patients to require being returned to the referring hospital.
Today's Touro Rehabilitation Center, still physically within the acute hospital, enjoys the advantage of having specialized hospitalist physicians in-house to respond to any urgent or emergency need 24 hours per day. Besides the expert skills of the Board-Certified Rehabilitation physicians who serve our patients daily, we have the full complement of medical and surgical subspecialties available to provide services, as needed, on a daily basis. These include cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology(dialysis), infectious disease, endocrine, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, wound care, and other specialties.
The inpatient center is predominantly for neurological cases. There is CARF accreditation in SCI, Brain Injury, Stroke and Limb Loss. It is also a major part of the training for the Louisiana State University PM&R residency program. Each staff physiatrist has a resident from LSU on his/her service. Commitment to excellent inpatient care and teaching is essential. A combination of inpatient care and various outpatient services works very well due to flexibility provided by the single location.
Compensation package is determined by experience and personal productivity goals. Health and professional liability insurance, 401K and CME reimbursement are other features.