Physiatrist Mustapha Kemal, MD, Joins Newport Hospital

July 21, 2015

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Mustapha Kemal, MD

Newport Hospital announced that Mustapha Kemal, MD, has joined the Newport Hospital medical staff as part of Newport Physiatry. Kemal, who also serves as medical director of the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport Hospital, began seeing patients on July 13.

Kemal received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

“The expertise that Dr. Kemal offers covers such a broad range of physical medicine and rehabilitation services focused on helping patients move more easily, independently and with less pain – all without undergoing surgery,” said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. “Whether treating fibromyalgia or tennis and golf elbow, Dr. Kemal takes the time to listen to and assess a patient’s whole condition when diagnosing injuries or illnesses that compromise his or her ability to function.”

Kemal’s expertise includes management of spasticity (a muscle control disorder) using medications, Botox injections and intrathecal baclofen pumps. He also has expertise in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and disability assessments.

“It is so rewarding to be able to work closely with patients to identify their physical problems and prescribe preventive or non-surgical ways to treat them and improve their mobility,” said Kemal. “This can really make a big difference in a patient’s daily quality of life.”

Kemal welcomes new patients and can be reached at 401-845-1652. His office is located at Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship Street, Newport.