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Wayne Dillard, D.O.

Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist located in Oceanside, CA

About Dr. Dillard

Dr. Dillard is board certified in four medical specialties including Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine (through the American Board of PM&R), Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. 

He received his bachelors degree in Anthropology from U.C.L.A.  He holds a D.O. degree from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA. where he graduated with honors and received the Jacqueline Parris Award for Academic Excellence upon graduation.

He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA, where he was Chief Resident.  He completed part time post-residency training in Electrodiagnostic Medicine at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center Department of Neurology under Joe Jabre, MD. 

He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA for 16 years.  He was also a Member, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA from 1994 to 1996.

Dr. Dillard’s focus is on improving a patient's function which entails reducing pain to minimal to resolved levels, and then strengthening and retraining the muscles, tendons, and ligaments to optimize function.  He uses multiple treatment approaches, “Training in physical medicine and rehabilitation has taught me to look at injury and pain through a functional lens.  I enjoy using all the tools at my disposal-ultrasound and electromyogram for proper diagnosis, injections (including regenerative medicine techniques such as platelet rich plasma injections and prolotherapy injections for joints, ligaments, and tendons), nerve blocks, osteopathic manipulation, proper nutrition for healing, physical therapy, exercise, proper flexibility, they all play an important role for achieving maximum health, strength, flexibility, that is conducive for a happy, enjoyable and productive life.  It is also important to have a compassionate understanding of how loss of function and pain affects an individual’s daily life, and to have an understanding of the emotional aspect of pain.”

Dr. Dillard enjoys surfing (or anything to do with the ocean), motorcycling, and traveling, but mostly he enjoys his family and the people he loves in his life.

 

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