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Yahira Acevedo-Santiago, MD

Yahira Acevedo-Santiago, MD, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (physiatrist) at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.

Dr. Acevedo-Santiago specializes in musculoskeletal medicine, geriatrics, sports and recreational injuries, as well as hand and upper limb rehabilitation, including carpal tunnel, trigger finger, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems.

Dr. Acevedo-Santiago also performs sub-acute consultations at skilled nursing facilities throughout the area.

She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, and completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in Philadelphia.

A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Acevedo-Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish.

Why Did You Choose Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?

I chose physiatry as a specialty because I had the experience of being treated by a physiatrist and being a patient gave me a lot of perspective. Eventually during my training in medical school, I was able to see the great variety of patients that are seen by rehabilitation specialists and also the great things that we can do for them regarding quality of life.

What Do You Want Patients to Know About You?

My purpose is to deliver empathetic care, respectful care and to get to know them while also delivering a great quality of care.

Specialty

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Areas of Focus

  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Hand and upper limb rehabilitation (carpal tunnel, trigger finger, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems)
  • Sports and recreational injuries
  • Geriatrics

Education

  • Medical School: University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, B.S., Biology
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA

To schedule an appointment with Yahira Acevedo-Santiago, MD, call 610-776-3278. Dr. Acevedo-Santiago’s office is located in the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 850 S. 5th Street, Allentown.

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