Inpatient rehabilitation refers to comprehensive physician management of patients hospitalized at a rehabilitation facility receiving physical and occupational therapy. Patients will typically require these services after catastrophic injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury. Patients may also require the services after other events such as Cerebrovascular Accidents/strokes, amputations, orthopedic injuries such as spinal or hip fracture requiring surgical management etc. Patients may also require such services after prolonged hospitalizations from infections like pneumonia or urinary tract infection, falls at home resulting in injuries that have been treated nonoperatively but continue to have pain and weakness and result in general deconditioning.
About Dr. Agana
Dr. Agana has been specialty trained at Baylor College of Medicine and residency trained at TIRR, a renowned world leader in innovation and training for inpatient rehabilitation. Since 2001, Dr. Agana has served as Medical Director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital – The Woodlands (formerly HealthSouth) in 2001. He also was named Associate Medical Director of HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Cypress from 2011-2015. As part of a multidisciplinary team that consists of physical and occupational therapist, speech therapist, case management, rehabilitation nursing, dietary, respiratory therapy, neuropsychology and working in conjunction with various other specialist in the hospital including internal medicine and infectious disease and neurology etc., Dr. Agana works to oversee medical management during the hospitalization as well as oversee the rehabilitation team guiding the therapy services for the patient and also works with the patient/family to achieve a functional independence level prior to discharge home. Patients may also require post hospitalization visits with Dr. Agana to continue to ensure safety and progress at home while managing outpatient therapy or home health services. This provides a continuum of care patients may require after discharge from acute care facilities to ensure functional independence.