David Valdes, MD

Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Primary Office
Address 3702 Washington Street
Suite 303
Hollywood, FL 33021

About Me

I am a physiatrist at Memorial Healthcare System. I specialize in treating patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and disorders including those that affect the shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip and knee.

I also treat those with neck, back, joint and nerve pain; bulging and herniated discs; degenerative disc disease; spinal stenosis; carpal tunnel syndrome; radiculopathy; sciatica; myofascial pain; spasticity; migraines; and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

As a physiatrist, I love having the opportunity to interact with patients and create treatment plans to help restore function and quality of life. I know it can be nerve-racking to see a doctor, especially when dealing with complex conditions and chronic musculoskeletal pain. It is a privilege to be entrusted with someone’s health and well-being, and I take that privilege seriously. I ensure that each patient is heard and treated with respect and kindness.

In addition to providing nonsurgical pain solutions and treatments, I also perform procedures for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. This includes a variety of landmark-based and ultrasound-guided peripheral joint, tendon and ligament injections.

My team and I are here to help do everything we can to make our patients feel better so they can get back to doing the things they love.

Education

Education
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, 2017
Internships
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, 2018, Internal Medicine
Residencies
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System, 2021, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Achievements

Awards

  • Resident of the Quarter (Fall 2019). Awarded by University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Residency program director.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Qualifier (2016). Awarded for being top 25% of Long School of Medicine Class of 2017.

Presentations

  • “Neurogenic Bladder Overview” (August 2018). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • “Vasculitis Cuccurullo Review” (October 2018). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • VA Presentation: “Osteoarthritis at the Molecular Level” (December 2018). Audience: PM&R residents, Miami VA PM&R attendings.
  • “Wheelchair Cuccurullo Review” (January 2019). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • Lunch and Learn: “Neurosarcoidosis Review” (February 2019). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists
  • Journal Club: “Amantadine for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury” (April 2019). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • VA Presentation: “Autonomic Dysreflexia Review” (June 2019). Audience: PM&R residents, Miami VA PM&R attendings.
  • Lunch and Learn: “Management of Parkinson Disease” (September 2019). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists.
  • “Wrist and Hand Cuccurullo Review” (November 2019). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • “EMG/NCS SAE Review” (December 2019). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • VA Presentation: “Hyaluronic Acid Review” (January 2020). Audience: PM&R residents, Miami VA PM&R attendings.
  • Journal Club: “Inpatient Rehab Effect on Lung Transplant Patients” (February 2020). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • “An Overview of Kienbock’s Disease” (May 2020). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • “Case Report of Jujitsu and Cervical Radiculopathy” (October 2020). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Lectures (September 2020-Present). Audience: PM&R residents, PM&R attendings.

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