“My goal is to help my patients stay as active as possible at any age! As an osteopathic physiatrist, I believe that structure and function are interrelated. Our bodies are constantly working to maintain balance, however at times they may need assistance due to an acute or chronic injury that never adequately healed.
I use my musculoskeletal knowledge and osteopathic skills to diagnose and provide effective individualized treatment programs that include appropriate medications, manual manipulation, physical therapy, and/or interventional procedures in order to restore and improve my patient’s function and maximize their quality of life.”
University of Michigan Kathy Kielb Award for professionalism, accomplishments, and contribution to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – 2013
D.O., A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MI
B.S., University of California, San Diego in Cognitive Science with Specialization in Neuroscience
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Traditional Osteopathic Internship, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV
Spine & Sports Medicine, Desert Spine & Sports Physicians
Spine & American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Osteopathic Association
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"Dr. Tima Le has treated me over the years for various conditions associated with my neck, back and spine. Dr. Le is extremely thorough and takes the time to listen to her patients. Her diagnostic skills and her rapport with patients separates her from doctors I have seen in the past. I have recommend Dr. Le to family and friends needing her care and have no reservation referring her to anyone. Thanks Dr. Le for all you do for your patients and thanks for keeping me healthy."
"I am a continuing patient. Dr. Le and her assistant Naomi Alcock and other medical staff have been outstanding. Dr. Le is personable and professional and Ms. Alcock has taken ample time and patience to explain everything that has been done so far and in explaining what might be anticipated.
I will be returning in the fall and I actually look forward to my appointment!"
"After having back pain for three years, consulting many doctors, having physical therapy, as well as other pain control procedures, I was considering back surgery. My primary care physician recommended I visit Desert Spine and Sports Physicians before committing to surgery. I followed my doctor's advice. After a thorough examination, Dr. Tima Le recommended and performed several procedures to reduce my pain. These procedures made a big difference, my back pain is no longer dictating my life and I am now back to enjoying my retirement and normal physical activities. I highly recommend Desert Spine and Sports Physicians."
"I saw Dr. Le after being in an acute accident. She was very thorough, very caring, and really listened to me. I felt her care was excellent and will continue to go to her when I have problems."
"Dr. Le is top notch! She is very caring and has great rapport with patients."
"Dr. Le worked a miracle in curing the problem with my left shoulder. If I have any other issues I will be sure to come back."
"Dr. Le has been very thorough and caring. She has fixed my back problems, and I highly recommend her and the staff at Desert Spine."
We are still here for you. We are now conducting tele health visits in addition to in-office appointments for evaluation and management of your pain complaints. Please call us for more information. (602) 840-0681