Crestwood Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; a 180-bed full-service acute care hospital offering the latest medical advancements and surgical and diagnostic procedures, while providing compassionate care. We believe in the power of people to create great care. We’re approximately 1,000 healthcare professionals strong and are proud to be recognized as a Tier 1 Facility from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and a "Top Performer in Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). We work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Dr. Helen Stoddart, MD is a Johns Hopkins trained physician having completed her 5 year combined residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine. She then completed the American Society of Interventional Pain Management Physicians training in interventional pain management. She is Medical Director for Alabama Laser Spine Decompression as well as maintaining her own practice at Pain to Wellness in Madison AL. She began her career at Oakwood University right here in Huntsville where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry. She further pursued her interest in health and the inner workings of the human body by acquiring a master of Science Degree in Anatomy from Howard University in Washington, DC. Continuing on at the Howard University School of Medicine, she graduated with honors in the top 5% of her class.
Dr. Stoddart’s love and passion for understanding the structure, functions and interaction of the human body that diverge to either cause disease or to maintain health led her to continue her training with a residency at the Johns Hopkins and Sinai Hospital Program in Baltimore, MD. She was one of only two students accepted each year into the five-year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine combined residency program at the prestigious university. She advanced her education through fellowship training in Sports Medicine, Non-Surgical Orthopedics and Interventional Pain.
Dr. Stoddart uses an integrated approach to patient care that involves both traditional and alternative measure to treat her areas of specialization: herniated and bulging disc problems, stenosis, degenerative disc disease and degenerative facet disease to ensure optimal health. Dr. Stoddart is a preferred provider for BCBS and accepts Medicare.
Dr. Helen Stoddart, MD
The American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM)is a not-for-profit organization, which provides information and educational programs on the accurate diagnosis and comprehensive nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems. The AAOM promotes Orthopaedic Medicine by teaching doctors integrative diagnosis techniques and comprehensive/ integrative nonsurgical treatment methods including proliferant injections (prolotherapy), steroid injections, fluoroscopic spinal interventions, osteopathic manual medicine, therapeutic exercise and interventions with various pharmaceutical/ nutriceutical/ herbal/ homeopathic based treatments.
The Madison Surgery Center is a AAAHC accredited, multi-specialty outpatient surgery center developed by a group of 33 physicians in response to the growing ambulatory procedure needs of the community. The preference of Madison Surgery Center by patients, employers, third party payors, and physicians is based on its overall excellence. Active in local and national organizations, the management strives to uphold the charter and the goals by providing the best patient care at the most cost-effective rate.
Alabama Laser Spine Decompression
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The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians is a not-for-profit organization representing interventional pain physicians across the country. The organization has been growing rapidly since 1998 and has had a substantial impact on the practice of interventional pain medicine. ASIPP was formed with the goal of promoting the development and practice of safe, high quality yet cost effective interventional pain management techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders, and to ensure patient access to these interventions.