Please join us March 27-28, 2020 at our 13th Annual Conference … “Together Toward Tomorrow.” Professionals will have the opportunity to hear from
an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury, neurology, and rehabilitation while earning up to 12 CEUs. Registration
information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found at www.biala.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 27 at 3:15 pm on
Emergency Preparedness for the Disability Population
Andrea Toomer, M.D. says one of the most gratifying aspects of being a physician is watching her patients recover from disabling pain and spinal injuries.
As a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Toomer works with patients to restore their function and movement.
Dr. Toomer is a New Orleans native, a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and LSU School of Medicine. She returned home after completing a residency
at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is particularly excited about advances made in the treatment of spasticity, a condition
which results from spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. “Through botox injections, oral medications,
and intrathecal baclofen pumps, we are now able to help patients suffering from limited movement due to spasticity.
Dr. Toomer is a faculty educator for Medtronic Neuromodulation division and educates physicians on the use of intrathecal baclofen therapy. Doctors
from all over the country travel to Culicchia Neurological Clinic to study the use of spasticity treatments. Additionally, she represents the Southeast
region on the medical advisory board national for Kindred, the largest inpatient rehab company in the nation.