Dr. Matthew Rider Joins Siskin Hospital As Medical Director For Stroke Rehabilitation

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dr. Matthew Rider has joined Siskin Hospital as an attending physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  

Dr. Rider now serves as the medical director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Siskin Hospital. Providing advanced stroke rehabilitation care in the dedicated Stroke Unit, Dr. Rider leads a treatment team of professionals whose goal is to help each patient achieve the best recovery outcome possible, officials said. By specializing in the rehabilitation of individuals with neurological disorders, Dr. Rider provides insight and leadership to the treatment team.

“Dr. Rider brings to us an additional level of training and interest in stroke rehabilitation, enabling him to further develop our stroke continuum of care," said Dr. David Bowers, medical director of Siskin Hospital.  "We’re looking forward to Dr. Rider’s involvement in the development of a Stroke Follow-up Treatment Clinic, which will provide an interdisciplinary approach involving our Psychologists and Case Managers. Dr. Rider is very patient-oriented and our staff loves him. We’re thrilled to have him as a member of our treatment team." 

Patients can also be seen by Dr. Rider on an outpatient basis at Siskin Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists, the physician office located at Siskin Hospital. 

“Dr. Rider has been a great addition to our practice," said Kathi Potts, CMPE, administrator at Siskin Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists.  "His passion for stroke patients, coupled with his warm and caring demeanor, is a complement to our capable physician team."

Dr. Rider is a native of Elkhart, Ind. and received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from Freed-Hardeman University, where he majored in Biology. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors, receiving the Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed his transitional internship, as well as his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Indiana University School of Medicine.  

Dr. Rider gained international medical experience as a volunteer for Haiti Medical Missions and Guyana Medical Missions. Additionally, he has volunteered at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, helping improve acute care patient processes.  

Furthermore, Dr. Rider is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as a past member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  His professional interests include comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management, Botulinum Toxin injection, and electrodiagnosis. 

He and his wife, Marie, have three daughters, Kaylee, Sydney and Naomi.


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