Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physiatrists in Rhode Island

Our physiatrists are members of specific multidisciplinary teams throughout Lifespan and collaborate in research with the goal of improving rehabilitation care and advancing rehabilitation science.

What Is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists are physicians who have completed specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. At Lifespan, our physiatrists treat the whole patient, not one part of the body, which helps to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life. 

These doctors may be certified in a variety of subspecialties, such as brain injury medicine, hospice, palliative medicine, neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, oncology, pediatrics, and sports medicine.

How Physiatrists Treat Patients

Physiatrists are liaisons between patients and other providers. They focus on safety and coordination of care for the patient, provide functional consultative services, and guide the patient’s rehabilitative journey from the hospital, to rehab, and ideally, back to everyday life. Physiatrists build long-term relationships with patients, helping them reach their goals. 

Physiatry provides integrated, multidisciplinary care aimed at recovery of the whole person by addressing the individual's physical, emotional, medical, vocational, and social needs. 

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment in Providence call: 401-606-4150

To make an appointment in Newport call: 401-845-1652

Physiatrists in Newport

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, DABPMR, FAAOE, FFSMB Headshot

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, DABPMR, FAAOE, FFSMB

Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rhode Island and Newport hospitals and Lifespan Physician Group

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Mustapha Kemal, MD Headshot

Mustapha Kemal, MD

Medical Director, Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center

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Roberta Lui, MD Headshot

Roberta Lui, MD

Physiatrist

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Stephan P. Pirnie, MD, PhD Headshot

Stephan P. Pirnie, MD, PhD

Physiatrist

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Matthew Reuter, MD Headshot

Matthew Reuter, MD

Physiatrist

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Physiatrists in Providence

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, DABPMR, FAAOE, FFSMB Headshot

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, DABPMR, FAAOE, FFSMB

Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rhode Island and Newport hospitals and Lifespan Physician Group

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Matthew Reuter, MD Headshot

Matthew Reuter, MD

Physiatrist

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Claudia Wheeler, DO Headshot

Claudia Wheeler, DO

Physiatrist

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East Greenwich

Matthew J. Smith, MD Headshot

Matthew J. Smith, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Lifespan Cancer Institute: Multiple locations

Alexandra I. Gundersen, MD Headshot

Alexandra I. Gundersen, MD

Director, Cancer Rehabilitation Program, Lifespan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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