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 and proud of his continued service in 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 (in Biology), cum laude, Rivier University, Nashua, NH.
  • 2004 - Doctorate in Medicine (DO), Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ.
  • 2005 - Internal Medicine internship, Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, VA.
  • 2008 - Residency training, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at UTHSCSA.

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, sports-related injuries (such as Traumatic Brain Injury), joint, muscle and nerve pain.

In essence, the focus of his practice is neurorehabilitation and pain management.

CEO/Owner

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 OTS 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 and pain (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.

Other

Memberships

  • 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
  • The Texas Medical Association.

Personal

He loves travel, reading and visiting museums.

  • Work
    • Jovana Rehabilitation Medicine
Endorsements
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