Dr. Gilas is a medical doctor specializing in Physiatry or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Physiatry is the medical specialty that emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of people disabled by disease, disorder, or injury. Also referred to as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, it provides integrated, multidisciplinary care aimed at the recovery of the whole person by addressing the individual's physical, emotional, medical, vocational, and social needs. It is unique among medical specialties in that its area of expertise is the functioning of the whole patient, as compared with a focus on an organ system or systems. Physiatrists can be medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO) and practice in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Dr. Gilas’s approach to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is best described as gentle and understanding. He strives to identify and eliminate the source of the pain as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms. Dr. Gilas, M.D. is a graduate of the prestigious University of Ioannina with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He then performed his residency at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Gilas holds Medical Licenses in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan, and he has over 30 years in the practice of Physiatry. Over the years, he has helped thousands of patients obtain a better quality of life with the help of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. PhysMED is proud to have Dr. Gilas as part of our prestigious team of providers.