Donald Langenbeck, Jr., MD, Physiatrist with Peachtree Orthopedics

Get to know Physiatrist Dr. Donald Langenbeck, who serves the population of Georgia.

An expert in his field, Dr. Donald Langenbeck currently practices with Peachtree Orthopedics. For over 65 years, the physicians of Peachtree Orthopedics have provided the best orthopedic care in Atlanta. No matter your age or orthopedic issue, their doctors will get you back to doing the things you love. Each of their 34 physicians are fellowship-trained, going beyond their general orthopedic training to specialize in a specific part of the body including ankle and foot, elbow, hand and wrist, hip, knee, neck and back, and shoulder. Their specialists treat problems of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, that may have been caused by sport, daily living activities, or work. Their surgeons are also experts in sports medicine, total joint replacement, trauma, and biologic medicine.

Dr. Langenbeck is a native of New Orleans. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1984. Dr. Langenbeck earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1989. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Florida in Jacksonville in 1990.

He attended the residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Louisiana State University School of Medicine/Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Langenbeck’s interests included sports medicine. He was appointed as team physician to serve New Orleans area high schools and the New Orleans Night of the Arena Football League. Dr. Langenbeck completed the program and was board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1994.

Dr. Langenbeck was the founding executive editor of Rehab in Review published at Louisiana State University and later at Harvard Medical School. The publication is a worldwide professional journal translated into several languages.

In 1995 Dr. Langenbeck was invited to a spine fellowship in Indiana. Dr. Langenbeck was trained in the biomechanics of the spine and spinal injections. He co-authored a chapter in a medical textbook on spine and sports injuries.

After moving to Atlanta, Dr. Langenbeck served as medical director of the rehabilitation unit at Emory Northlake Hospital and performed spinal injections. In 2002, Dr. Langenbeck joined Peachtree Orthopedics where he serves patients in several locations.

Dr. Langenbeck’s physical medicine and rehabilitation practice subspecializes in spine medicine with an emphasis on accurate diagnosis, patient education and a team approach for treatment. Additionally, he has completed additional training in spine biologic medicine with Dr. Annu Navani, associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goal of the physiatrist is to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and to improve the quality of life. Physiatrists are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans, as well as utilizing cutting-edge technology and time-tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life for their patients, who can range in age from infants to octogenarians.

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