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Ashley L. de Padua, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

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Monday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM

About Ashley L. de Padua, MD

My passion is learning about all the facets of my patients' lives that contribute to their health, well-being and function. By working with my patients with an interdisciplinary team, I hope to create individualized treatment plans based on shared goals.

I am a physiatrist at St. Luke's University Health Network. I'm dedicated to treating the consequences of chronic and acute illnesses that impact patients' quality of life and function. I enjoy learning about new ways to improve the quality of care provided to patients, and expanding my understanding of their needs outside of the hospital - because my goal is to get them home. I believe as providers, we have a responsibility to take into account those aspects of health that influence a patient's health and health behaviors in order to create an efficacious treatment plan.

As part of a multidisciplinary group of amazing St. Luke's therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers and case managers, I work with patients with a multitude of conditions in the acute inpatient hospital and in our acute rehab center. This includes strokes, orthopedic injuries/surgical patients, neurosurgery patients, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cancer, seizures, neuromuscular and movement disorders, congenital conditions and complex medical conditions. We focus on the functional and physical effects of these conditions that affect patients' abilities to live their lives. It is so rewarding to see our patients relearn and strengthen skills that allow them to regain their sense of self and autonomy.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my three dogs, watching horror movies with my husband, traveling, eating and cooking. I also grew up playing piano, and have picked up guitar and ukulele along the way. I also really love being active: running, high intensity interval training and dancing. It's important for me to walk the walk and take the advice I would give my patients in regards to physical activity.

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