Asare Christian, M.D., M.P.H.

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.

Professional Memberships

  • 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.

Reviews

"I was referred to Aether Medicine after struggling with a complex diagnosis and chronic joint pain for a number of years. Dr. Christian has been an ally, always providing compassionate and prompt care. He explains treatment options in clear and understandable ways. He is extremely responsive and communicates directly and regularly with his patients. He has also has coordinated care with other members of my medical team which has been extremely helpful for me. Dr. Christian understands and treats the multifaceted nature of chronic pain. He is also the first physician I have worked with who reaches out to their patients to see how they are progressing. This has been an important aspect of care for me and has encouraged me to disclose symptoms and advocate for myself more. I’m extremely grateful for Dr. Christian’s excellent care. Dr. Christian’s staff is truly wonderful as well. Wendy is warm, compassionate, and welcoming. She goes above and beyond to ensure receiving care is as seamless and stress-free as possible. She helps ensure visits to Aether medicine are calming and uplifting. I feel very fortunate to be a patient at this exceptional practice."

M.

Google

"Dr Christian began caring for me in March 2018. From the time I first saw him, my husband (who accompanies me on every visit) and I were impressed by how carefully he listened to every word I said. He made us feel that I was the most important patient he had and we have never felt at all rushed After examining me on that first visit, he referred me to a therapist whom I see to this day. The two of them, and a recreational therapist in the warm water therapy pool, are an amazing care team. I credit them for helping me push through some ups and downs and have never allowed me to be discouraged by pain. Dr Christian has always found ways to minimize my discomfort and get on my life. Dr Christian continues to work tirelessly to find the best way to help me recover. I always feel I can reach out to him for encouragement. He told me from the beginning that my body would heal itself if I worked with my therapists and he. He was right and I cannot thank him enough."

L.V.

Google

"Aether Medicine is a rare and unique practice. It feels more like a spa than a medical office. Dr. Christian is thorough, empathic, and holistic in his approach. His practice is cutting edge and he uses his network of other medical practitioners, if required, to build a team - physical therapist, pain psychologists, movement specialists, etc - that enhances one’s treatment. Highly recommend!"

M.H.

Google

"Dr. Christian is a very knowledgeable, compassionate and caring physician. He was very present when he met with my wife and me. You feel that he really cares and wants to help you heal. Highly recommended."

Y.M.

Google

"Dr. Christian is an exemplary doctor and person. He is brilliant, empathetic, caring, friendly and very knowledgeable. When you are his patient you are part of a team and an active participant in your treatment plan.His ability to actively listen to your concerns and collaboratively set goals is outstanding. He is very patient and explains everything in easily understood terms. He looks at you when you speak, not as his computer. You never feel rushed. He honestly cares about assisting you with your recovery and improving your quality of life. He understands that pain is a lot more complex than injury to tissue, muscles or body parts. He has introduced me to the Curable program which has been an invaluable tool in my recovery journey. You need to be willing to do some hard work but if you do you will be rewarded with amazing results. He acknowledges that he is constantly learning and a lot of that learning comes from patient feedback. He isn't afraid to admit when he doesn't have an answer, but will get that answer for you. I can tell you based on my 42 years of nursing experience how truly rare these traits are. I would absolutely recommend Dr Christian, and his staff, to anyone without reservation!"

L.Z.

Google

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