Ady M Correa-Mendoza, MD
CLIN AST PROF
About Ady M Correa-Mendoza
My name is Ady Correa, MD. I joined the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Florida in 2022. I received my bachelor’s degree in natural sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan and medical degree from Ponce Health Sciences University in Ponce, Puerto Rico. I completed my residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the VA Caribbean Health Care System in San Juan and I did a cancer rehabilitation fellowship at University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital.
I’m now an assistant professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation focusing on cancer rehabilitation. I decided to practice cancer rehabilitation to help patients living with cancer or cancer survivors to maintain or improve their physical function and emotional well-being, so that they can perform the activities they enjoy.
I perform comprehensive evaluations and coordinate patient’s rehabilitation care with the different rehabilitation disciplines including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and other supportive services. I perform pre-operative and post-operative screening and management of upper and lower extremity lymphedema in patients with breast and gynecologic cancers.
In addition, I treat patients with musculoskeletal complications during or after cancer diagnosis or treatments. This may include neck or shoulder pain/dysfunction, post-mastectomy pain syndrome, thoracic neuralgia, joint pain, muscle pain, cancer-related fatigue and weakness, nerve injuries (mononeuropathies, peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathies or plexopathies), impaired balance, radiation fibrosis, trismus, and spasticity, among others. Additionally, I evaluate patient’s functional status prior to oncologic treatments and provide education on exercise and lifestyle modifications to help them improve their physical fitness. I also provide long-term care to patients during and after completion of their treatments to evaluate their rehabilitation needs.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, running, reading, and spending time with my family and dog.
Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Shoulder pain
- Cancer Prehabilitation
- Cancer Rehabilitation