Douglas Pavlak, MD, FAAPMR

Douglas Pavlak, MD, FAAPMR

Biography

Dr. Pavlak is board-certified in both physical medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine. He has been practicing as a specialist for 30 years and has performed over 55,000 electrodiagnostic consultations and studies. He is the Director of our EMG laboratory, which is the only AANEM-accredited lab with exemplary status north of Boston, MA.  Dr. Pavlak has made neuromuscular diagnosis his major focus and routinely evaluates patients with common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome as well as more complicated diagnoses such as nerve injuries, “pinched” nerves from the neck or low back, peripheral neuropathies and nerve and muscle diseases such as ALS, myopathies, and unusual nerve entrapment syndromes. He maintains a close collegial relationship with academic neurologists at teaching universities where he can obtain expeditious second opinions on esoteric/unusual cases if necessary.

“I am committed to treating my patients with courtesy, respect and dignity. I take the time to make an accurate diagnosis and formulate the best treatment plan for their specific situation.”

Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Professional Memberships
  • American Medical Association
  • Maine State Medical Society
  • Androscoggin County Medical Society
  • American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis
  • Maine Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, fellow
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, fellow

Education & Training

  • Wesleyan University, BA, Middletown, CT
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD, Farmington, CT
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, PA
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