St. Luke's Adds Physiatrist and Nurse Practitioner to Practice

April 20, 2017
Spokane, WA
Lisa and Kevin

--St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute welcomes Kevin Pidgeon, MD, and Lisa Salazar, Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to the Physiatry Practice. Treating the full spectrum of patients recovering from disease, injury or a disorder, St. Luke's Physiatry Practice is recognized with a comprehensive approach to physical medicine and rehabilitation.

"Our practice is proud to gain additional experience and expertise in the field of PM&R with Dr. Pidgeon and ARNP Lisa joining the team," said Dr. Gregory Carter, St. Luke's chief medical officer. "A patient-centric continuum of care is our goal at St. Luke's. Lisa brings passion for guiding patients toward independence in their community after an illness or injury, and Dr. Pidgeon brings innovative and comprehensive PM&R skills to our patients." 

Dr. Kevin Pidgeon completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at the University of California, Irvine in California. He has worked as a private practice Physiatrist in Level II trauma centers as well as a regional center of excellence for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.  Most recently, Dr. Pidgeon served as the medical director for rehabilitation at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, Calif. 

Lisa Salazar, ARNP, earned her Master of Science as a certified family nurse practitioner from California State University Dominguez Hills. She is also a certified case manager and rehabilitation registered. Most recently, she provided comprehensive medical evaluation and management for patients at Lindora Bariatric Weight Management Systems.  Salazar will support St. Luke's inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient Physiatry Practice. 

For more information, please call (509) 473-6706 or visit www.st-lukes.org.

About St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute is the region's largest, free-standing and only Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke's provides comprehensive, innovative rehabilitation services for people of all ages who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord or brain injury, amputation, or other injury or illness requiring rehabilitative care. With more than 650 rehabilitation experts, St. Luke's provides services in a variety of care settings throughout the region, including: acute hospitals, rural hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospital, home health, occupational medicine clinics and outpatient therapy clinics. Each year, thousands of patients choose St. Luke's for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main hospital campus and outpatient services at ten convenient locations throughout greater Spokane. St. Luke's is accredited by The Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International. For more information on St. Luke's visit:

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Contact:
Nicole Stewart
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Spokane, WA 99202-1330
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