Dr. Gerald Anthony Sweeney M.D.
Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation500 Hospital Dr Wetumpka AL, 36092
Dr. Gerald Sweeney is a physiatrist practicing in Wetumpka, AL. Dr. Sweeney is a medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a physiatrist, Dr. Sweeney focuses on a patients ability to function, and can treat multiple conditions that affect the brain, nerves, spine, bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Dr. Sweeney can diagnose and treat pain that is a result of injury, disease or a disabling condition. Physiatrists often lead a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and physicians in a patients treatment or prevention plan.
Education and Training
NUI Galway School of Medicine 1980
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Craigavon Area Hospital Irelan 1981
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- Reasons Why You Need a Laminectomy
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