Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Friendship Adds Physiatrist to Staff

Physiatrist Dr. Murray Joiner Jr. (right) has established a clinic at Friendship Retirement Community in Roanoke—the only retirement community in the region with a full-time physiatrist on campus.

Joiner specializes in physiatry, or rehabilitation medicine, which helps \ enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to people with physical impairments or disabilities. In addition to opening a clinic at Friendship Outpatient & Wellness Center, he will serve as medical director of the rehab department.

“As a campus noted for outstanding inpatient and outpatient rehab services, it is vital to have a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine treating our patients and residents,” says President/CEO Russ Barksdale,. “The level of care that we can now provide is exemplary.”

Joiner maintains offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, a Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, and a Fellow of the Interventional Pain Physicians.

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