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Asare Christian, MD, MPH

Outpatient Medical Director

Asare B. Christian, MD, MPH, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (physiatrist) and is the Outpatient Medical Director at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown.

Dr. Christian specializes in helping patients restore function, improve quality of life and minimize pain after injury or illness.

He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Dr. Christian is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

What’s Your Treatment Philosophy?

First, making sure that I listen to them. I also want to make sure that they do understand what the treatment options as well as treatment plans are so that they feel empowered to be engaged in their own healing as well as recovery.

Why Did You Become a Physiatrist?

I became a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist because my grandmother developed a brain injury while I was a medical student, and I did see the impact of what rehab medicine was able to do for her life and her recovery.

What’s the Most Rewarding Part of Caring for Patients?

Seeing my patients make progress and get better. I love it when a patient comes in and we can come up with a plan that works for them to improve their function as well as their independence.

Specialty

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Areas of Focus

  • Interventional pain management
  • EMGs
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Non-interventional pain management
  • Ultrasound-guided MSK injections (neck, low back, shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle
  • Spasticity management
  • Dystonia management
  • Botox for pain
  • Headache management
  • Medical cannabis certification
  • Urodynamics for neurogenic bladder

Education

  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Internship: Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee
  • Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Fellowship: Health Policy and Management, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

To schedule an appointment with Asare B. Christian, MD, MPH, call 610-778-1050. His office is located on the Upper Level of the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 S. 5th Street, Allentown.

For general information, call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422)