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|Merrie Viscarra, DO|| |
Merrie L. Viscarra, DO, focuses on helping patients lead a full and productive life. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Viscarra treats the whole patient, not only the illness or the injury.
As a board-certified physiatrist, Viscarra leads a team of experts with the goal of improving the quality of life for patients, with special attention to their adjustment needs within the family setting. To provide the best patient care, she carefully determines a patient's condition before developing a comprehensive treatment plan.
She also works closely with the Rush stroke team and follows many of her stroke patients from the time of admission, and onward as they recover and re-enter their home lives. She draws from her prior experience as a nurse to provide compassionate patient care.
When not seeing patients, Viscarra enjoys singing with an ensemble group, listening to music of all kinds, as well as experiencing theater and the arts. She also enjoys cooking and feels that healthy eating has a strong positive effect on wellness.