About Dr. Braden

Dr. Braden began his practice in Jonesboro in July of 1992.

He received his BA in biology from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. He then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine Stratford, NJ and was conferred the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He enlisted in the Air Force National Guard after medical school and while serving as a flight surgeon, completed his residence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Braden's practice has two components: hospital and office. In the acute hospitals Dr. Braden will see patients at the request of physicians for diagnoses such as stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, parkinson's disease, weakness, fractures and give input on the appropriate care in rehabilitation.
Dr. Braden's office patients consist of injured workers, sports injuries, back and neck pain as well as EMG and nerve conduction studies.
He is Board Certified by the American Board  of Physical Medicine and Rehabiltation in PM&R and Pain Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
He is on the staff of St. Bernard's Medical Center where he as served as Chief of Medicine, NEA Medical Center and the HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro where he serves as Medical Director.
Having spoken locally and nationally he is available for civic group and medical presentations.

For more information or answers to questions, e-mail melanie.wilcoxson@healthsouth.com