GREENEVILLE, TN – Dr. Deborah Barton, medical director for Takoma Adventist Hospital’s Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation, has opened an outpatient office.
Barton treats patients with muscular and skeletal problems, neck and back problems, and provides neurodiagnostic testing.
Her new private practice office is located at 438 E. Vann Road, Suite 100. To schedule an appointment, please call 278-1700.
Barton is Greeneville’s first physiatrist, a physician that specializes in physical rehabilitation. She treats a variety of patients, ranging from those suffering from stroke to spinal cord injuries.
“Physiatrists treat acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders,” Barton said. “I might treat someone who suffered a herniated disc while lifting heavy wood, a basketball player who sprained his ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again, or a knitter with carpal tunnel syndrome.”
Physiatrists also treat serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result in severe functional limitations. “We also can treat an elderly person with a broken hip, a woman who suffered a stroke, or someone in a bad car accident,” Barton explained.
Barton received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee. She performed her medical residency at Charity Hospital at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Barton lives in Greeneville with her twin 11 year olds, Mitchell and Kate.