We are a team of Doctors of Medicine specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our practice was established 1984.
Dr. Augustus Guerrero, M.D. and Dr. Christina Pareigis, M.D. joined the practice in 1987 and we were able to offer services in St. Joseph and Three Rivers. We helped open three in-patient rehabilitation units in three local hospitals and served as their first medical directors. In 1987, Dr. Guerrero helped develop Occupational Health Services for a Kalamazoo-based hospital. Dr. David Muzlakovich, M.D. joined the group in 1991. In that year,
we opened our office in Battle Creek, Michigan.
As physiatrists, we emphasize the multidisciplinary team approach to treat you, utilizing conservative methods
to control pain, restore function and improve your quality of life.
Our board-certified physiatrists head the team, incorporating a multidisciplinary team approach to musculoskeletal care. This includes initially a complete medical evaluation to establish a diagnosis. The doctors are specially trained to perform electro diagnostic procedures (EMG-NCS, SSEP), Ultrasound Imaging, and fluoroscopic-guided diagnostic injection blocks to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
Treatment options include physical therapy modalities and comprehensive physician-monitored exercise programs
for your particular diagnosis and needs, prescribed medications and therapeutic injection procedures. Depending on your particular diagnosis, we also can incorporate massage therapy, chiropractor manipulation, acupuncture and
pain management counseling to help you return to doing what you love to do best. Because we emphasize on multidisciplinary team programs, all our treatment protocols are physician-monitored. Healing is quicker and more efficient with our approach.
Dr. Pareigis enjoys doing in-patient rehabilitation and performs EMG's in
her outpatient clinic at Stonegate Park, St. Joseph, Michigan. She is a member of the Michigan Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She is the current Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Lakeland Hospital-St. Joseph, a post she has held since its inception in 1990.
Dr. Pareigis graduated from University of Illinois in 1983 and completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Schwab Rehabilitation Center in Chicago in 1987. She became board-certified in
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 1988.
Dr. Guerrero performs many of our Fluoroscopic-guided spinal injections and Prolotherapy. His main interest is rehabilitation of sport and work injuries.
He is a member of the Michigan Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, American College of Sports Medicine, International Spine Intervention Society, and the Physiatrists Association of Sports, Spine & Occupation Rehabilitation. He holds medical staff privileges at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Guerrero completed his medical schooling at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in 1976. After three years of Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in the Philippines, he completed a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program at Case Western Reserve Metro/Health Center in Cleveland, Ohio in 1987.
He became board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 1988.
Dr.Muzlakovich's main interests lie in outpatient Physical Medicine, Electrodiagnostics and Spinal Interventional Techniques. He has medical staff privileges at Bronson Methodist Hospital and the Battle Creek HealthCare Systems. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Michigan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Society, America Medical Association and the International Spine Intervention Society.
Dr. Muzlakovich graduated from Wayne State University Medical School in 1987. He completed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at William Beaumont Hospital as the chief resident in 1991.
He became board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1992.