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.
"Aether Medicine is a state of the art facility, offering innovative, customized solutions for managing pain. Dr. Christian cares deeply for his patients. He will create a plan for you, designed around your particular needs, goals and lifestyle. Dr. Christian provides extraordinary care and is relentless in his search for whatever may be required to combat and eliminate your pain. He's amazing, because he is able to ensure that you will be equipped to live your best life!"
"I love visiting Dr. Asare's office. The office space is a healing garden, natural light and lots of green. Dr. Asare is the amazing at what he does. Myself and mother BROUGHT OUR pain to him and we are improving by the day. We both appreciate the care we have received."
"I could not be more impressed with Dr. Asare Christian and Aether Medicine, their state of the art facility, and his dedication and desire to make his clients healthier humans. Finally I found a doctor doing medicine the right way. He takes his time with you on your visits and he does not sacrifice the quality of care that you receive no matter what. I could not recommend him more!!"
"Initially sought out a physiatrist to treat my dystonia after a relocation to PA and Dr Christian was geographically the closest to where I lived. Dr Christian immediately impressed me with his knowledge of my condition and prior treatments. In addition, I am now working with him on healthy aging programs that are changing my life at 64!!!"
"As a healthcare practitioner that specializes in neurological physical therapy, I have had the pleasure of being present for a few of my clients’ sessions with Dr. Christian. He is extremely thorough and has a holistic approach in treating his clients. He has a wonderful team approach with everyone that he works with, and we are very lucky to have him in the area. He offers so much more than just pain management. He really focuses on optimizing quality of life. Thank you!"
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