About Susan Schmitt, M.D. | Portland, OR Spine Medicine
Takacs Clinic | Musculoskeletal Pain | Portland, OR

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5909 SE Division St.

Portland, OR 97206

Serving Portland, OR Metro Area

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Susan Schmitt,  M.D., Integrative Spine and Body Medicine, PC

Dr. Susan Schmitt has been practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) since 1999, specializing in a variety of spine and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Schmitt’s philosophy of care includes a holistic and integrative approach to wellness, often blending traditional methods with alternative approaches to facilitate the most effective environment for injury recovery and healing. The services include:

Benefits of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) has been featured in newspapers, radio programs and television throughout Canada and it is widely used in many countries around the world.  It is an effective and alternative method of treatment for chronic myofascial pain. IMS has been a proven treatment for the following:

List of insurance companies accepted by Dr. Schmitt, M.D.

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross

  • Cigna / Great West

  • Health Net (No Community Care Network)

  • HMA

  • Lifewise

  • Moda (ODS Plus Network only)

  • Pacificsource

  • Tricare

  • United Healthcare

Our office hours and appointment schedule

Dr. Schmitt is available by appointment Monday to Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Call our office to inquire about any schedule changes; please press on option 9 to learn about the office hours of Dr. Schmitt.

 

All office visits are by appointment.

 

If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel 24 hours in advance.

 

Appointments not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance for Dr. Schmitt will be charged $60.00.  This amount will not be billed to your insurance company. You will be responsible for paying this amount at your next appointment.

 

Please download, print and complete our "New Patient Forms" before coming in for your first appointment. List of forms that you can go through and fill out before the visit.

Specializing in Integrative Spine and Body Medicine

Our participating networks are First Choice, First Health / Coventry, PHCS / Multiplan, and Majoris. We accept all motor vehicle and worker's compensation insurance carriers. We accept Caremark MCO and Majoris MCO.

 

Contact our office directly for additional information.

Susan Schmitt

Dr. Susan Schmitt opened her practice in February 2006 at Integrative Spine & Body Medicine (ISBM) specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Prior to that, she spent 7 years at The Everett Clinic working in their Spine Center along with other Physiatrists and Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Schmitt, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, completed her undergraduate studies at both Duke University and Penn State University. She received her medical degree from Hahnemann University. After medical school, she completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington, followed by fellowship training in Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Michigan. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1999 and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner since 2004.

 

Dr. Schmitt specializes in a variety of spine and musculoskeletal conditions including work related and personal injuries, whiplash and other motor vehicle related injuries, scoliosis (adults and adolescents), sports injuries and other soft tissue conditions. Utilizing her Feldenkrais training, she also enjoys working with individuals who are seeking more comfortable ways of “being” in their bodies through changes in posture and faulty movement habits.

 

Recognizing that the body has an innate ability to heal, Dr. Schmitt’s philosophy of care includes a holistic and integrative approach to wellness, often blending traditional methods with alternative approaches to facilitate the most effective environment for injury recovery and healing. She enjoys working with a variety of health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Other services offered include trigger point and other peripheral joint injections, Feldenkrais and IMS (Intermuscular Stimulation) (http://www.istop.org/practitioners.html)

Click on the link to learn more about Feldenkrais.

http://www.feldenkrais.com/

  • Evaluation of spine and musculoskeletal injuries / work related injuries (Workers Compensation) / personal injuries (motor vehicle accidents)

  • Second opinions for musculoskeletal injuries

  • Electrodiagnostics (EMG and nerve conduction studies)

  • Trigger point injections and peripheral joint injections / musculoskeletal Ultrasound / ultrasound guided injections

  • IMS – Intramuscular Stimulation

  • Feldenkrais®

  • Cranial & Biodynamic Therapy

  • Cervical and lumbar strain / shoulder impingement

  • Elbow tendonitis / back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Hip bursitis

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Patellofemoral pain / shin splints

  • Achilles tendonitis / plantar fasciitis / chronic myofascial pain syndromes

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