The accomplishments attained by Dr. Karen Stanek in the field of Rehabilitation Services, warrants inclusion into The Top Doctors of North America.
Northwest Medical Rehabilitation (NWMR) has been one of the Inland Northwest’s leaders in Specialty Rehabilitation for the last 20 years. Since 1996 they have offered their patients a comprehensive and individualized approach to rehabilitation. At NWMR they are committed to providing the highest quality of care for their patients, showing honesty, integrity and compassion. The team of medical professionals is dedicated to managing their patients’ physical rehabilitation (physiatry) needs with innovation, and a strong focus of understanding your quality of life.
Dr. Karen Stanek has always blended compassion, empathy and an expert approach when dealing with her patients. Her philosophy of care has been the desire to care for patients physical, mental and emotional well-being, helping them to regain both their strength and independence.
Dr. Stanek specializes in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, brain injury, inpatient rehabilitation (primarily at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute), pediatric and adult rehabilitation and complex spasticity management. Spasticity can be caused from several neurological conditions such as stroke, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, back and neck injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries. She has several years of experience in using Botox injections and recently Dysport for spasticity and tone, and is also very experienced in managing intrathecal pumps for spasticity, tone and pain.
Dr. Stanek received her masters and PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin before receiving her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Sciences Center. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado. Dr. Stanek also studied Business Administration and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Stanek is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, first in 1993 and re-certified in 2003. She served as Medical Director of Deaconess Rehabilitation Institute from 1993 to 1994, and was instrumental in the merger between Deaconess Medical Center and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center to form St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. In 1996, she founded Northwest Medical Rehabilitation, her clinical practice.
Dr. Stanek also functions as the medical director for Spokane Hyperbaric Center. Hyperbaric treatments are very beneficial for any hypoxic brain injury, non-healing wounds, autism and many neurological disorders.
With an outstanding medical career that has encompassed many years of hard work and study, Dr.Stanek was named as one of the “Outstanding Doctor’s in Physiatry” for 4 years, as recognized by her peers.
Dr. Stanek enjoys hiking the Inland Northwest and fishing the many lakes and streams it has to offer.
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