Jackson C. Tan, MD, PhD, PT

TAN_2017_LROccupational & Rehabilitation Center (ORC)

Dr. Tan is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been treating patients on Florida’s first coast for 20 years. He has been the Medical Director of Occupational & Rehabilitation Center (ORC) since 1997. He finished his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at the Rusk

Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (now New York University Langones Medical Center). He was recognized with an “Outstanding Contribution Award” by New York University (NYU) at the United Nations in New York City after the publication of his medical textbook, Practical Manual of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Basic Problems, of which a copy is kept as part of the collection in the Library of Congress. Both the first and second editions of Dr. Tan’s book have been used at medical schools and PM&R residency training programs in the U.S. and abroad. He has authored chapters in other medical textbooks and his work has also been published in numerous scientific and medical journals.

He has also lectured internationally on various PM&R and physical therapy topics. Prior to becoming a medical doctor, Dr. Tan earned his PhD in physical therapy from NYU and was a practicing physical therapist at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. As a PM&R doctor (also called Physiatrist), Dr. Tan focuses on treating physical impairments (e.g. neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain) resulting from injury or disease. He helps patients develop a comprehensive noninvasive rehabilitation program to put the patient’s life back together. At his three clinics, Dr. Tan and his team of physical therapists help:

• Diagnose and treat pain, muskuloskeletal and neuromuscular injuries

• Restore function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions

• Treat the whole person, not just the problem area

ORC is proud to announce that as part of a stringent board recertification process, on his first attempt, Dr. Tan successfully passed a five-hour PM&R examination. This in addition to yearly lifelong continuing medical education with self-assessments and a Practice Improvement Project will ensure that his patients will continue to receive quality care. Several board certification examination questions were referenced directly from the two medical textbooks Dr. Tan authored.

Dr. Tan is a long-time resident of the Jacksonville area and he considers himself a strong patient advocate and a champion of patients’ rights.

Board Certification: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)

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