Kristin E. Clemons, MD, is a board-certified physician with Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute – Rehabilitation Medical Group. She also supports the pediatric neurosurgery team at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, which is part of the Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence. Dr. Clemons specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, known as physiatry, and cares for patients with congenital neurological disorders or developmental disorders.
What to Expect
Dr. Clemons treats patients with impairments or disabilities of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, which may affect their ability to move, communicate and participate in life’s daily activities. Her goal is to restore as much functional ability as possible, so they can move to the best of their ability, perform activities such eating and bathing, and communicate and think more effectively.
After a thorough evaluation and development of a targeted treatment plan, Dr. Clemons and her team work to improve the patient’s functional abilities and help them achieve their best possible quality of life. As part of the treatment plan, parents and caregivers also are provided education and training about how to provide care at home.
Dr. Clemons’ Training
Dr. Clemons earned her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in Plymouth, Montserrat, and bachelor’s degree in English from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago and another residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, also in Chicago.
About Dr. Clemons
She is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and has additional training in pediatric rehabilitation. Dr. Clemons’ professional memberships include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Florida Medical Association, and American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. She is fluent in both English and German.