Margarita Correa MD is the founder and medical director of Physical Medicine Institute. Dr. Correa specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for adults and pediatrics with the main goal to provide the best medical care, improve function and quality of life.
Dr. Correa is Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Member of the National Lymphedema Network and International Society of Lymphology
Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS): a test that help in diagnosis of nerves, muscles, neuromuscular junction and motor neuron disorders.
Injections for soft tissue conditions such as bursitis, tendinitis/tendinopathy, trigger points.
BOTOX injections for management of pain and spasticity
Disability evaluations and permanent impairment rating (PIR)
Indpendent Medical Examinations (IME), Workers' Compensation Evaluations
Neck/Low Back Pain
Spine disorders and spinal cord injuries
Neurological disorders such as Peripheral Neuropathy, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle conditions such as myopathy, polymyositis, muscular dystrophy
Work and Auto related injuries
Sports related injuries
Joint and soft tissue conditions (shoulders, elbows, wrists/hands, hips, knees and ankles/feet)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I & II / RSD
Amputation rehabilitation and prosthetics prescription
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar radiculopathies/radiculits
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Lymphedema Diagnosis and Management (congenital, primary and secondary); post mastectomy lymphedema
Pediatric rehabilitation for patients with developmental delay/delay in motor milestones, musculoskeletal & neurological conditions
Certifications: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine; and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
1. Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, UPR Medical Sciences Campus, July 1984 - Sept 2008
2. Centro Fisiatrico Americo Miranda Inc., Medical Director, self-employed, solo practice, San Juan, PR, Oct 1985 - Sept 2008
3. Southeastern Integrated Medical PL, Staff Physiatrist, part-time employment at The Villages, FL; Oct 2008 – June 2010
4. Physical Medicine Institute, self-employed, solo private practice at Clermont FL; Feb 2010 - present
Doctor’s Choice Award, San Juan, PR, June 1999.
America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003
America’s Top Physicians, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2004-2005
Patient’s Choice Award, American Registry, 2008
Patient's Choice Award, American Registry, 2009
Languages spoken: English and Spanish
Publications in journals:
1. Correa M, Sosa A, López C, Nerve Conduction Velocities: Normal Values for Median and Ulnar Nerves, Bol Asoc Med PR 1986, 78(5): 191-196.
2. Correa M, Conde J, Santini N, A Physical Fitness Program for Health Professionals and Students, Bol Asoc Med, PR 1989, 81(12): 471-474.
3. Padró C, Correa-Pérez M, A Clinical Study of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program (Phase II), PRHSJ 1997, 16(3): 245-250.
4. Correa M, etal, Cardiac Rehabilitation in a Young Patient with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Stroke, PRHSJ 1998, 17(2): 149-153.
5. Correa M, Gomez C, A Novel Mutation in Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, PRHSJ 2007, 26(3): 229-232.