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Loma Linda University Health Care is a close-knit medical community that takes pride in connecting physicians and residents with the resources they need. The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is committed to sharing medical knowledge and insights for practicing physicians, residents and other health professionals.

For more information about the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation referral process, please call 909-558-6277.

For Inpatient Referrals

Most inpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy patients are admitted or transferred from an acute hospital after referral by a physician. The initial contact with rehabilitation admission staff may be through a:

•    hospital discharge planner
•    case manager
•    social worker
•    nurse
•    insurance representative

•    family member

Our rehabilitation intake coordinators serve as community liaisons and are available for on-site review of patients at other local facilities. Call 909-558-4229 or 909-558-4213 to make a referral.

Admission Criteria
Once a referral is made, an evaluation is done to determine if the patient meets the following admission criteria:

1. The patient must be sufficiently stable at the time of admission to be able to participate in the rehabilitation program.
2. The patient must be able to participate and benefit from a minimum of three hours of therapy per day, spread throughout the day.
3.  The patient requires active and ongoing multidisciplinary intervention acting in a coordinated fashion.
4.  The patient requires daily supervision by a physician with specialized experience in rehabilitation medicine.
5.  The patient requires 24 hour a day access to a registered nurse with specialized training in rehabilitation.  
6. The patient must have resources available at discharge that will allow him/her to enter back into the community with a caregiver or live independently.
7.  The medical status of the patient requires inpatient hospital care rather than in a less intensive facility such as a skilled nursing facility or on an outpatient basis.  
8. Adequate financial coverage shall be evidenced.

For Outpatient Referrals

For physical, occupational, speech or hand therapy, please fax over your prescription to 909-558-6002.

Admission Process

A physician prescription may either be dropped off at our office or faxed. Once the prescription is received, our referral coordinators will request financial clearance from the patient’s insurance company and will call the patient as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Medi-Cal patients require a Treatment Authorization Request (TAR) that is sent to the Medi-Cal office for authorization. This process may take a few weeks. Once the authorization has been received from Medi-Cal, we will call you to set up an appointment.

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Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to accommodate patients and family members who need appointments before or after work, school or during the lunch hour. To make or cancel an appointment, please call our office at 909-558-6144 or visit us at:

Ambulatory Services Building, West Entrance
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda California, 92354

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

Loma Linda University Medical Center’s  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program prepares resident physicians with the necessary knowledge, training as well as clinical and surgical skills to become one of tomorrow’s PM&R leaders.

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The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation participates in clinical studies and conducts research to further advance the health, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of physically impaired patients.

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Loma Linda’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers evaluation procedures to accurately identify the treatment that bests suits your specific needs. Our procedures include:
  • Physical Medicine
    • Amputee Clinic
      • Fabrication and adjustments to devices
      • Patient management via team assessments
      • Pain management
      • Physician evaluations
      • Prothetists evaluations
      • Rehabilitation therapy care plans
    • Center for Pain Management
      • Exercise
      • Individualized patient pain level analysis
      • Injection techniques when indicated
      • Pharmacological intervention
      • Physical therapy
      • Progress monitoring
      • Psychological support
      • Research to improve patient care
      • Therapeutic plan for pain management
      • Treatment and management of pain
    • Neuropsychology
      • Behavioral medicine assessments
      • Biofeedback training
      • Cognitive retraining
      • Coping skills training
      • Educational testing
      • Educational rehabilitation
      • Medical/legal assessments
      • Neuropsychological assessments
      • Pre-surgical evaluations
      • Psychological restructuring
      • Workers’ compensation evaluations
    • Spasticity Treatment
      • Assessments
      • Individualized treatment
      • Management of patients with implanted medication pumps
      • Medication or injections into spastic muscles
      • Therapies to improve function and decrease pain
  • Rehabilitation
    • Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Services
      • Adolescent rehabilitation, ages 14–21
      • General rehabilitation
      • Stroke
      • Spinal cord injury
      • Traumatic brain injury
    • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and Programs
      • Amputation clinic
      • Brain injury rehabilitation
      • Cognitive therapy
      • Dialect program
      • Dysphagia and feeding disorder program
      • Hand therapy
      • Laryngectomy rehabilitation
      • Lymphedema therapy
      • Occupational therapy
      • Orthopedic rehabilitation
      • Orthotics and Prosthetics
      • Pediatric rehabilitation
      • Physical therapy
      • Pilates-based conditioning
      • Post-mastectomy care
      • Pre-vocational and work re-entry program
      • Sensorimotor and language program
      • Speech and language pathology
      • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
      • Sports rehabilitation
      • Stroke rehabilitation
      • Swallow studies
      • Vestibular therapy
      • Voice program

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – South Entrance
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive, Suite 300
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Inpatient Rehabilitation
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus – Unit 1100 and Unit 1500
25333 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Outpatient Rehabilitation – West Entrance
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Orthotics and Prosthetics – North Entrance
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians specialize in rehabilitation, therapy, research and clinical consultations. Our physicians are highly trained in their areas of specialty and hold national board certifications. They work closely with the rehabilitation care team to ensure the best possible outcomes for each patient.
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and Rehabilitation Doctors
Featured Physicians

•    Travis G. Fogel, PhD
•    Michael Gilewski, PhD

Pain Management
•    Baher Boctor, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Adult
•    Murray E. Brandstater, MD
•    Nicole Irwin, MD
•    Mary Kim, MD
•    Cid Nazir, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Pediatrics
•    Nicole Irwin, MD

Spine Center
•    Farbod Asgarzadie, MD
•    Wayne K. Cheng, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

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