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SOME OF OUR STAFF EXPERTISE…..

We have an extensive, successful history in the military, MEB/PEB process. On-board, we have two medical investigators, a substance abuse counselor and an expert, board-certified physician (Dr. Stewart Glassman).

Dr. Glassman thoroughly evaluates medical records, ably analyzes the pertinent content and produces professional, written reports which are used at the litigated PEB hearings.  Currently, Dr. Glassman is a medical professor at Tufts and Dartmouth.  Here is his biography—

 

 Stuart J. Glassman, MD is a Physiatrist who is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).  He received his Medical Degree from the State of University of New York At Stony Brook in 1989. He completed his internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center in 1993.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, initially certified in 1994, and re-certified in 2004. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Glassman’s memberships in medical organizations include:

 

  • New Hampshire Medical Society (Executive Committee)
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

 

Dr. Glassman is also the Medical Director for the Occupational Health Services program at Concord Hospital, and is one of two, Medical Review Officers for Concord Hospital. Dr. Glassman is also the president of Granite Physiatry, PLLC, a medical group based in Concord, NH. He served as Medial Director for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord, NH from 1997-2006. He previously served on the Governor’s Commission for Disability in New Hampshire for 6 years, and currently is a member of Anthem BCBS’s Clinical Quality Improvement Committee. Dr. Glassman holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Dartmouth Medical School’s Department of Community and Family Medicine, and is a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Since 1997, Dr. Glassman has served the Concord community as well as Manchester, Durham, W. Lebanon, Lincoln and Conway.  He treats patients with a wide range of diagnoses such as:

 

  • chronic  muscle, joint and nerve pain
  • neck, back and repetitive overuse injuries
  • fibromyalgia and myofascial pain
  • treatment of rehabilitation problems such as stroke, amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries
  • neuromuscular disease
  • non-operative/post-operative orthopedic issues
  • sports medicine, including sports related concussions
  • occupational injuries of all types

 

Dr. Glassman also performs electro-diagnostic testing, Independent Medical Evaluations, and Permanent Impairment Ratings. He is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners since 2006.  Treatment options include medication and therapy oversight, trigger point injections, joint injections, Botox injections for patients with spasticity or chronic muscle pain as needed, and ordering of therapeutic modalities and diagnostic testing. Getting patients back to improved function and health, with decreased pain, is the primary focus of his treatment and patient management.

Dr. Glassman has also been appointed the chairman of the New Hampshire Medical Society’s Task Force on Returning Soldier Care, as well as the chairman of the AAPM&R’s National Work Group on Improved Care for Returning Care of Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, he is now reviewing medical files on behalf of U.S. soldiers who are appealing their military disability ratings. He is also the current President-Elect of the New Hampshire Medical Society.

Recently, Dr. Glassman has been involved with the New Hampshire Advisory Council on Sport- Related Concussion, representing the New Hampshire Medical Society. He is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC) for review and assessment of baseline and post-injury neurocognitive testing, and has given many presentations over the past 3 years to parents, coaches and physicians concerning concussion assessment and treatment. He has worked closely with youth sports organizations, high schools, prep schools and colleges in New Hampshire in providing concussion expertise for injured student athletes. He is the Medical Director of the Concussion Assessment and Management Program at Concord Hospital, which started treating patients with concussions in June 2010. His practice, Granite Physiatry, is currently working in the role of concussion specialist consultants  for 5 high schools and 3 middle schools in New Hampshire, and has worked with prep schools, colleges, and universities in New Hampshire, treating concussed student athletes, including New England College, Plymouth State University and UNH.

Dr. Glassman has been the Vice Chair of the Practice Management Tract for the Program Planning Committee of the AAPM&R, and has also been a member of the Quality, Practice and Policy Committee of the AAPM&R. He is currently the Chair of the Public and Professional Awareness Committee of the AAPM&R, and is on the Board of Governors of the AAMP&R. He was the President of the NH Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 1998-2009. In February 2011 he represented the AAPM&R at a Department of Defense Roundtable Expert meeting on Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military Population at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland. He has presented locally, regionally and nationally on concussion issues in youth sports, school systems and the workplace. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


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