Dr. Ivan Edwards, FAAPMR, FRSA

Doctor and Consultant in Texas

Dr. Ivan Edwards, FAAPMR, FRSA

Doctor and Consultant in Texas

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Dr. Ivan Edwards is a medical doctor and the CEO/owner of Jovana Rehabilitation Medicine & Pain.

He is a military veteran in continued service with the USAF Reserve, at the rank of Lt. Colonel.

He is engaged in various humanitarian initiatives and does public speaking.

Education & medical training

  • 1999 - BS (Biology), cum laude, Rivier University.
  • 2004 - Doctorate in Medicine (DO), Midwestern University.
  • 2005 - Internal Medicine internship, Eastern Virginia Medical School.
  • 2008 - Residency training, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at UTHSCSA.
  • 2017 - USAFSAM.

He is board certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Specialty focus

Dr. Edwards has a special interest in electro-diagnostics, musculoskeletal medicine, non-invasive comprehensive pain management, trauma/sports-related injuries, joint, muscle and nerve pain.

His practice focuses on trauma, neurorehabilitation & pain management. He believes that the mind has a connection to health.

He also does medio-legal cases as a consultant and as a physician expert witness.


As CEO, sole owner of JOVANA Rehabilitation Medicine & Pain, he typically sees patients in hospitals and facilities.

Military service

Dr. Edwards is a Lt Colonel in the USAF Reserves. He attended Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB and had additional training at the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to become a Flight Surgeon.

Humanitarian initiatives

Dr. Edwards co-started a child sponsorship program for disadvantaged children and orphans in Uganda in the early 1990s.

In 2013 - 2017, he ran rehabilitation programs for people with neuro-degenerative disorders (as director of two acute rehabilitation units), in San Antonio, Texas.

From 2017 to now, he has integrated care for veterans in various hospital settings in Texas.

He conducts community wide symposiums on the topic of resilience.

Public speaker

Dr. Edwards advocates for people's health, wholeness and welfare. He has spoken in various settings, nationally and internationally.



  • Fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK)
  • Aerospace Medical Association
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • The Society of USAF Flight Surgeons


He loves travel, reading and visiting museums.

  • Work
    • Jovana Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Education
    • Rivier University
    • Midwestern University
    • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    • UT Health Science Center - San Antonio
    • USAF School Of Aerospace Medicine
Dr. Edwards is intelligent, resourceful and creative physician, poised to achieve great things in operational, specialist and administrative venues of practice. He is curious, forward leaning and an inspired clinician to work with in diverse setting ranging from clinic hospital and flight line. Dr. Edwards is calm, patient, self assured and a quintessential team player which serves him particularly well as a physiatrist.
P.A. Sweet (Col) MD MPH
I have had the pleasure of going on rounds with Doctor Edwards. I am honestly impressed with his depth and range of knowledge and how he takes the time to teach his patients and the staff. He gives good quality Care, Brookdale is lucky to have him aboard.
Hunter Haight, Director Of Rehabilitation Services at Ensign Services
Superb doctor "Dr. Edwards spent time with me. He listened. I saw him for sciatica and leg pain, and I wasn't able to walk 10 ft or stand beyond 5 minutes. After seeing him, my symptoms improved by 80%. I am back to work now. I highly recommend him."
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