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Samuel J. Alianell, M.D.

Dr. Alianell is one of a growing number of physicians practicing the medical specialty called Physiatry. Physiatrists are doctors specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The focus of the specialty is restoring function and quality of life with people suffering from injuries that cause pain or limit their physical capabilities. Dr. Alianell graduated Summa Cum Laude at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed his medical degree at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency programs at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. He has been in private practice in Houston/The Woodlands, Texas since 1993. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with additional subspecialty board certifications in Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG). “As a Physiatrist, I am able to treat more of the whole person as opposed to just treating a fracture or injury,” Dr. Alianell says. “The advantage is that you get to know the person you are treating, and begin to understand that their injury affects the whole person, as well as their family and their work.” Dr. Alianell lives in The Woodlands with his wife and three boys. He enjoys spending quiet evenings with friends, going out to dinner, watching movies and sports activities. “Occasionally I like a good round of golf to get out, relax and unwind.”

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