Ethelynda Tolentino, MD, is double board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain medicine. At Spine & Nerve Diagnostic Center she works as a physiatrist and has extensive experience in pain management and musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Tolentino was born and raised in the Philippines, earning her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and her medical degree. She moved to the United States in 1994, practiced as a physical therapist for three years, and then completed her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
She joined the Spine & Nerve Diagnostic Center in 2007. Her background as a physical therapist enables her to assist her patients in returning to a functional level.
Dr. Tolentino understands the complexity of chronic pain and hopes to help her patients gain control of their lives by controlling pain. Her experience working with spinal cord injury patients, stroke patients, and brain injury patients has expanded her understanding of disability. This experience gives her a different perspective on treating patients affected by chronic pain.
Dr. Tolentino also serves as the director of worker's compensation for the Spine & Nerve Diagnostic Center.