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Dr. Javier A. Placer, MD

Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) | Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

4/5(69)
1131 S Orange Ave Orlando FL, 32806
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. Placer is a highly experienced physiatrist whose area of specialized medical care includes physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management, sports medicine, pain relief treatment via injection, and electrodiagnostic medicine. He joined The Spine and Scoliosis Center in 2006, serving patients at the offices in Orlando, Clermont, Davenport, and Winter Haven, Florida.

Education and Training

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras Facultad de Ciencias Medicas

Board Certification

American Board of Pain Medicine

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Spinal InjectionsMotor Point Blocks/Phenol NeurolysisPeripheral Joint InjectionsElectromyography/Nerve Conduction StudiesBotulinum Toxin InjectionsAcupuncture

Awards

  • Elite Doctor 2019 Orlando Magazine 
  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree 2013  
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Year  
  • Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award Year  
  • Patients’ Choice Award Year  
  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area 2014  

Treatments

  • Spine Problems, Pain Management
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pain

Fellowships

  • Spine Care and Pain Management - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  

Experience & Accolades

  • MemberSouth Lake Hospital, Clermont, FL
  • Member Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Davenport, FL

Fellowships

  • Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Florida in Gainesville

Dr. Javier A. Placer, MD's Practice location

The Spine and Scoliosis Center / Specialized Rehabilitation Physicians Group

1131 S Orange Ave -
Orlando, FL 32806
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New patients: 407-849-1200, 407-849-1200, 407-841-6940
Fax: 407-841-7539

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Patient Experience with Dr. Placer


4.0

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Dr. Javier A. Placer, MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 69 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Physiatrist Dr. Javier A. Placer, who serves patients throughout the State of Florida.

Dr. Placer is a highly experienced physiatrist whose area of specialized medical care includes physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management, sports medicine, pain relief treatment via injection, and electrodiagnostic medicine. He joined The Spine and Scoliosis Center in 2006, serving patients at the offices in Orlando, Clermont, Davenport, and Winter Haven, Florida.

The doctor’s specific services include spinal injections (lumbar epidural, selective nerve root blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, lumbar facet blocks, radiofrequency ablation), motor point blocks/phenol neurolysis, peripheral joint injections, electromyography/nerve conduction studies, botulinum toxin injections, and acupuncture. He believes that a multi-disciplinary approach consisting of medication, interventional pain modalities as well as a good nutritional and exercise regimen is essential for improving overall spine dysfunction.

Named a 2019 Elite Doctor by Orlando Style Magazine, Dr. Placer also serves as the Head Clinician at Specialized Rehabilitation Physicians Group, an outstanding physical rehabilitation practice with offices in Clermont and Orlando. His vision for the practice is to provide expert physical medicine and rehabilitation supervision to patients in rehab and extended care facilities who suffer from neuromusculoskeletal disorders. He and his team provide first-class care to patients experiencing both acute and chronic pain or living with disabilities. 

On the subject of his educational background, Dr. Placer obtained his medical degree from The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. Upon relocating to the United States, he completed his fellowship in spine care and pain management within the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Florida in Gainesville. 

With an unwavering commitment to his speciality, he is board-certified through the American Board of Pain Medicine, whose mission is to improve the quality of pain medicine.

Likewise, he is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). The mission of the ABPMR is to serve the public by improving the quality of patient care in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This is accomplished through a process of certification and maintenance of certification that fosters excellence and encourages continuous learning.

Enjoying exceptional privileges, Dr. Placer serves on the faculty of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando in addition to his clinical roles. 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as physiatry and physiatrics, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Physiatrists treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. 

An award-winning provider recognized by both his patients and other physicians, Dr. Placer is the recipient of Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2013), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018), Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013), Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018), and Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014).

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