Dr. Kurt Allen Smith is a male Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctor (taxonomy code 208100000X) located in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Kurt Allen Smith's NPI Number is #1255392676 and has been listed in the NPI registry for 12 years. Dr. Kurt Allen Smith's practice location is listed as: 450 Laurel St Ste. A Des Moines, IA 50314-3045 and can be reached via phone at (515) 247-8400.
The taxonomy code for Dr. Kurt Allen Smith's main specialty, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, is 208100000X. Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics and mechanical and electrical devices.
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450 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA 50314-3045
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