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MedStar Physician of the Month

Dr. Robert Bryan Mason
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Robert Bryan Mason, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who performs surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDr. Mason also offers a full day clinic on Fridays in Clinton, MD.

As a member of the MedStar neurosurgery team, Dr. Mason performs brain and spinal surgeries on patients of all ages, but primarily adults.

Dr. Mason is a navy veteran who flew F-14s and served as a flight instructor before pursuing a medical career. Working with the intricacies of the brain and spine drew him to his specialty, and the opportunity to perform surgery on a wide variety of cases led him to MedStar Georgetown.

To schedule an appointment at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital or MedStar Washington Hospital Center, please call 202-295-0545. For appointments in the Clinton, MD office, please call 301-856-2323.

MedStar PromptCare- Alexandria

MedStar PromptCare offers medical care for most illnesses and injuries to people of all ages and no appointment is ever needed. We provide convenient and coordinated care when you need it, from a name you can trust.  Our call ahead program might work nicely for your worker’s compensation patients.  Did you know we have a location in Alexandria, VA and have locations all around the two beltways? For more information, please click here

MedStar NRH Driver Training Program

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network's Driver Training Program specializes in training drivers with mobility, cognitive, or visual impairments to drive safely, using adaptive equipment or other adaptive strategies. As the only fully accessible driving program in the metropolitan Washington area, we have trained hundreds of people in alternate methods of safe driving. Many of our clients come for training following a stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, arthritis, brain injury, cerebral palsy, MS, or issues related to aging.

We are able to accept drivers from all jurisdictions. To schedule an appointment, please call 202-877-1035.
For more information, please click here.

Close Up: Specialty Services at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, McLean
Stepping Up to Shoulder Pain
By Emily Turk

                  Brent  Wiesel, MD              William Postma, MD

Every year, thousands of people of every age and description seek help for persistent shoulder pain. “Young, middle aged and older men and women—we see them all looking for respite from discomfort that makes it difficult to function day-to-day,” says Brent Wiesel, MD, chief of the shoulder services at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body—a ball and socket of bone cushioned and stabilized by a group of muscles, tendons and cartilage.  Any of these can be damaged—and the bone itself can wear away. 
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Before surgery is contemplated,
think MedStar physiatry
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                                                   Arthur J. DeLuigi, DO         Sepideh Haghpanah, MD                                            
             Thomas Heckman, DO                 Bryan Murtaugh, MD

                                                                        Lori Nelson, MD               Edwin Numsuwan, MD

                Micheal Shear, MD                    Theresa Carlini, MD

Ask The Doctor!

Lori Nelson, MD

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The entire MedStar Health Family wishes you a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Upcoming Events:

December 12:
Join us for a MedStar Mixer
MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Clinton
8926 Woodyard Road,
Suite 501
Clinton, MD 20735

We invite you to the first networking event for physicians, allied health and other medical professionals hosted by MedStar Health Orthopaedics and the MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Clinton.
Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP  to Christina McCarthy, 202-841-6141 or

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Hospital Based Services:

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Curtis Work Rehab Services at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

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Recruitment Corner

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Full Time Primary Nurse- Day and Evening Shifts

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