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Erich L. Gottwald, DO

Erich L. Gottwald, DO Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Gottwald is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Injections
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Pain - Joint Injections
  • Pain - Trigger Point Injections
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Repetitive Motion Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Point Joint Injections

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Christiana Care
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American Osteopathic Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gottwald is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Gottwald E, Kim HK: Adolescent Discitis Caused by E. Coli. American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mid Year Meeting : 2012.

Gottwald E, Singh JR, Molter M: Double Crush Syndrome: L5 Radiculopathy on Superimposed Peroneal Neuropathy. Proceedings of the Academy of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting : 2011.

Christolias GC, Gottwald E, Segal M: Dysexecutive Syndrome and Linguistic Deficits in a Patient with an Isolated Cerebellar Lesion: A Case Report. PM & R 3 (10): S179-S180,2011.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)