Physiatrist Josef Fields, DO, Joins Newport Hospital

April 11, 2015

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Josef Fields, DO

Newport Hospital announced that Josef Fields, DO, has joined the Newport Hospital medical staff as part of Newport Physiatry. He began seeing patients on July 17.

Fields is a graduate of Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. He completed an internship at St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and residency at New York University/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York City. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Association, and is board certified in osteopathic medicine.

"Physiatry has become an increasingly viable tool for individuals whose pain is having a negative impact on their daily living and their ability to function independently," said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. "It's exciting to have Dr. Fields join our physiatry team and use his skills to treat patients of all ages suffering from an injury, illness, or pain that is preventing them from moving the way they want to and affecting their quality of life."

"It is a privilege to be able to work one on one with patients – assess their condition as a whole – and prescribe specific methods of care aimed at minimizing their pain and weakness and maximizing their mobility," said Fields. "The goal is to get patients moving more freely again, and that can make all the difference in their lives."

Fields’ areas of expertise include myofascial pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction, shoulder and knee injuries, hip pain, neck and back pain, neuropathic pain, rehabilitation therapy, electromyography, gait dysfunction, limb loss, wound care, and manipulative therapy or manual therapy used to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. Fields’ office is located on the Newport Hospital campus at 11 Friendship Street, Newport. He welcomes new patients and can be reached at 401-845-1652.