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Patricia Tan, MD

Dr. Patricia Tan, MD, is a pediatric physiatrist with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Tan is well known in the region and previously worked at St. Charles Hospital from 1996 to 2003, serving serving as Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 2001-2003.  She returns to St. Charles from Columbia University Medical Center where she was on staff as a pediatric physiatrist. 

Dual board certified in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Tan’s areas of interest include muscle tone and spasticity management, complex care of children with special needs, excessive drooling and feeding difficulties, and pediatric brain and spinal cord injury.

At St. Charles, Dr. Tan treats children in the Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, the Outpatient Specialty Care Center, the MDA-designated Care Center at St. Charles, and the Hospital-owned physiatry practice, where she takes appointments in both Port Jefferson and Melville.

Dr. Tan received her medical degree from University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and began clinical training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where she completed an internship in Pediatric Rehabilitation and a dual residency in Pediatrics/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Tan has worked in a variety of hospitals and health care organizations in the Long Island/New York metro area, including Winthrop University Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Blythdale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, and United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau.

In addition to serving as Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at St. Charles from 2001-2003, Dr. Tan has held the position of Medical Director for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, the Movement Disorders Program at South Nassau Communities Hospital and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Suffolk.

Dr. Tan is the recipient of fellowship and grant support, including from the Starlight Children’s Foundation. She is a Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Development Medicine, Association of Academic Physiatrists, as well as a member of the New York Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nassau Pediatric Society and Suffolk Pediatric Society.


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