Meet Dr. Christian
Dr. Christian is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (physiatrist). Clinically, Dr. Christian enjoys pain medicine and musculoskeletal medicine. He is the previous outpatient medical director of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Lehigh Valley, PA, and he has an academic appointment with the University of Pennsylvania Department of PM&R. Dr. Christian earned his board certification through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the owner and medical director of Aether Medicine in the Wayne, Mainline Philadelphia, PA area.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Christian is multifaceted in his medical techniques combining advanced technology, innovative and traditional medicine to provide solutions. He has extensive knowledge and skills in the management of musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Christian uses his skills to provide effective holistic treatment for joint pain, low back pain, and migraines. He provides rehabilitation services for stroke, multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson, and more. Dr. Christian is an expert in neurotoxin medicine(Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Myobloc), treating multiple arrays of painful conditions such as cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, spasticity, and chronic back pain. Dr. Christian takes a holistic approach and specializes in the use of medical cannabis in pain management and other conditions.
Education and Training
Dr. Christian received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2009, where he was awarded student of the year in PM&R. Dr. Christian earned and completed an internship at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee. He received his PM&R training from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013. He is a graduate of the Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He also obtained a master's degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in health policy and management. Dr. Christian's interest in the use of technology to create value for patients led to recent completion of course work in Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Dr. Christian has obtained advance training in chronic pain management, spasticity, ultrasound-guided injections, medical cannabis titration. He's dedicated to learning innovative skills and techniques that bring value to his patient. He's a lifetime learner and enjoying finding new solutions for his patients.
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- International Rehabilitation Forum
- International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
- National Medical Association
- American Public Health Association
- Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation Association of Academic Physiatrist
approach to care
At Aether Medicine, the patient is seen as a client and we take our relationship with our patients seriously. We are interested in building relationships with our clients. We care about the in-between transactions. We are interested in preventing problems before they occur. It is, therefore, necessary to not only check-in when you are in pain, but more importantly when you are not in pain, so we can encourage and prevent problems before they occur or worsen. Dr. Christian focuses on holistic care helping patients create simple strategies they can carry out to manage pain and improve function. He believes in a more individualized approach to pain management. By taking the time to get to know every patient that walks through the door, he is able to create a unique and effective treatment plan for each individual.
"He is best doctor ever"
"Five Stars - He is the best doctor"
"Dr. Christian has provided excellent care, help and patience like I've never experienced from any other Dr. in my whole life. I cannot say enough good things about him. If you choose him you won't regret it."
"I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Christina! Dr. Christian and staff are wonderful! I’m so glad I was able to find them. I drive just under an hour to see him! Dr. Christian is the only doctor that actually sat and listened to me, believed me and is helping me. I suffer from debilitating migraines and he has helped me cut the amount I get a month in half. He has also helped me with my shoulder issues. If you are reading this because you are not sure, PLEASE consider giving him a chance!! He is truly helping me!!!"
"Dr. Christian was professional, pleasant and present. He gave excellent eye contact and made sure he made time to listen and understand what I was telling him. He also came up with a treatment plan and set goals for my recovery. I felt like a person and not a number."
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