Andrea Toomer, M.D.

Andrea Toomer, M.D.Undergraduate:

• University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Medical School:

• Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Internal Medicine Internship:

• Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency:

• Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC; Chief Resident

Board Certification:

• The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional Affiliations:

• Medical Director,  West Jefferson Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

• Faculty Educator, Medtronic Neuromodulation Division

•Board Examiner, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

•Member, Kindred medical advisory board

Frequently Treated Problems:

• Back, Neck & Spine • Pain • Fibromyalgia • Spasticity • Spinal cord injury • Brain injury

Associated Physicians

• Stephen A. Rynick M.D. • John C. Steck, M.D

Andrea Toomer, M.D. says one of the most gratifying aspects of being a physician is watching her patients recover from disabling pain and spinal injuries. As a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Toomer works with patients to restore their function and movement. “It’s not just about life – It’s about quality of life,” she insists.  

Dr. Toomer is a New Orleans native, a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and LSU School of Medicine. She returned home after completing a residency at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is particularly excited about advances made in the treatment of spasticity, a condition which results from spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. “Through botox injections, oral medications, and intrathecal baclofen pumps, we are now able to help patients suffering from limited movement due to spasticity. Dr. Toomer is a faculty educator for Medtronic Neuromodulation division and educates physicians on the use of intrathecal baclofen therapy. Doctors from all over the country travel to the Culicchia clinic to study the use of spasticity treatments. Additionally, she represents the Southeast region on the medical advisory board national for Kindred, the largest inpatient rehab company in the nation.