Dr. Owen Perlman, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Dr. Owen Perlman is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and specializes in brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, neurological and multiple trauma rehabilitation. He was recognized in the 2013 Best Doctors in America List, which acknowledges the top five percent of doctors and is decided by impartial peer review. Dr. Perlman is an active member of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and is an outspoken advocate for Michigan's extensive no-fault automobile insurance model.
When asked to compare someone having an accident in michigan versus another state:
"What happens in these circumstances, is that the patients really don't have access to the services, or the intensity and duration of services, that they're really going to need - not only to maximize their progress and outcomes, but they are going to need to sustain themselves throughout their life."
"Without no-fault, his family would obviously be bankrupt trying to pay for all of those things"
"When people have opportunities, and the right resources available to them, it's amazing what the human body and the brain can do. It makes me feel great because that's what I'm here to do."
"The goal of somebody who sustained a catastrophic injury is not just to survive, but to live."