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David S. Weingarden, M.D.- Medical Director

Biography

David S. Weingarden, M.D., FAAPM&R

  • Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
  • Medical Director, Regional Inpatient Rehabilitation Center,  Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
  • Professional Member, State of Michigan Board of Medicine
  • Professional Member, State of Michigan Joint Task Force for Health Professions in Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, aka Michigan Task Force on Physician’s Assistants
  • Board Certified Specialist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. David S. Weingarden holds many positions and titles. Dr. Weingarden is the sole Founder and Medical Director of our medical group, as well as the Founder and Medical Director of the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Weingarden holds the position of Founder and Medical Director for many other programs including; The Neuropathy Institute, The Center For Physical Medicine, and a number of other programs.

Growing up in southeastern Michigan, as a national MENSA member, Dr. Weingarden attended Wayne State University, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Biology with High Distinction and Honors in 1979, and was inducted into the Phi Sigma National Biological Honor Society. In 1983 he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine. In 1987, Dr. Weingarden received Board Certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Since coming to Macomb County in 1986 and becoming Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Weingarden has brought state-of-the-art Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation care to the region. Dr. Weingarden developed and headed Metropolitan Detroit's first Post-Polio Clinic, and Macomb County's first bracing and amputee clinic. The Doctor developed an occupational medicine "Work Hardening" program, and northern Macomb County's first Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. A popular lecturer on various medical topics, Dr. Weingarden has made education one of his prime goals.  

Dr. Weingarden served as interim Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Joseph's Healthcare, and as of January 2006, Dr. Weingarden was honored with an appointment from the Governor of the State of Michigan, to serve on the Michigan Board of Medicine, and still serves in that role. In January of 2007, Dr. Weingarden was again honored with an appointment by Governor Granholm to the Joint Task Force for Health Professions in Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, aka “The Michigan Task Force on Physician’s Assistants” and the Doctor still serves in that role as well.

Over the years, Dr. weingarden has been awarded many awards, with the most recent having been the 2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award as well as the 2010 Patient's Choice Award.

Dr. & Mrs. Weingarden are blessed with a large family with grandchildren. The Doctor notes that "people" are his main hobby and favorite pastime. Doctor Weingarden states that his goal has always been to treat the patient as a "whole person" not just as a disease; to partner with each patient to solve their problems, and to always treat the patient with dignity and respect.

Dr. Weingarden notes, "I work hard to earn my patient’s appreciation and friendship. I give my patients my time, warmth, and the most top notch medical care possible. I strive to provide a level of medical care that would be so exceptional, that they would encourage their out-of-town family to travel here to get the same care.  I truly care about my patients and I do not rest until we have their problem solved."