Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The physical medicine and rehabilitation program at UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth helps patients achieve the highest possible level of physical, functional, and cognitive independence after an injury or illness.
We also provide nonsurgical treatment options for patients suffering from joint, back, and neck pain, including conditions such as arthritis, acute musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative disc disease, and herniated discs.
Our goal is to work with patients to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility to alleviate pain and improve quality of life without resorting to surgery or long-term medication.
Conditions we focus on at Moncrief Medical Center include:
- Back pain
- Burn care
- Cardiac (heart) disease
- Cognitive impairment
- Debility related to cancer
- Mild and sports-related concussions
- Complications of multiple sclerosis
- Musculoskeletal (sports injuries)
- Neurological conditions
- Orthopaedic and sports injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Complications of Parkinson’s disease
- Pediatric congenital neuromuscular or musculoskeletal conditions
- Post-transplant rehab
- Spasticity (neuromuscular)
- Basic spinal cord injury care
- Complications of stroke
Preparing for Your Appointment
On the day of your appointment, please allow time for registration. Moncrief Medical Center has welcome kiosks and staff located at the main entrance to help you check in.
Please bring your current insurance card, a method of payment (we accept checks or debit/credit cards only), all of your most recent relevant imaging (both images and associated radiology reports), and a complete list of your current medications and dosages (including over-the-counter medications, herbs, and vitamins). Images should be brought on a disc in order to be uploaded into our imaging records.
To make the most of your time with the doctor, make a list of questions ahead of time and bring them to your appointment.
To facilitate ongoing communication, we recommend patients sign up with MyChart, which allows patients to communicate directly with doctors, request prescription refills, update contact information, view test results, and request clinic appointments. Sign in or sign up for MyChart.
Canceling an Appointment
If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patients waiting to schedule an appointment.
Prescriptions and Refills
For your convenience, there is a retail pharmacy in the Moncrief Medical Center.
It is very important that you do not run out of your medication. Be sure that you have sufficient refills to last until your next appointment with your physiatrist. We are happy to provide you with a written prescription upon request.
If you run out of refills, please call your pharmacy and your pharmacist will fax a refill request to us. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process refill requests.