Meet Your Team

Joseph Platon, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Prior to medical school, he obtained his B.A. in history at State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, and his post baccalaureate degree at City University of New York at Hunter College, New York, New York. In addition to general inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation medicine, Dr. Platon’s training at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio included medical ICU, rheumatology, prosthetics and orthotics, spinal cord injury, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, EMG, and interventional pain.

Dr. Platon’s PMR training includes electrodiagnostic exams, peripheral joint injections (performed with MSK ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance), trigger point injections, and fluoroscopically guided axial injections including lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injections, lumbar medial and lateral branch blocks, SI joint injections, and botulinum toxin injections for both spasticity and for treatment of migraine headaches. During medical school, he presented many research findings and volunteered for the Special Olympics.

Professional Qualifications

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Old Westbury, NY

Residency

Internship & Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Texas; San Antonio, TX

Personal Interests

Originally from New York City, Dr. Platon, his wife and young son moved to Texas after falling in love with the area while visiting family. “I really like the down-to-earth quality of north Texas,” he said, calling the area the perfect combination of energy and serenity. In his free time, Dr. Platon enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis, hiking, fishing, and cycling. Prior to medical school, he had careers in finance and information technology. “What I love most about physical medicine and rehabilitation is it combines several specialties into one field,” he said. “It’s very rewarding to help patients get back their quality of life to do activities, hobbies, play with their children and grandchildren again — the simple things we take for granted in daily life.”