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Alaric Van Dam | MD

Dr. Van Dam is a board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As resident at Emory University, he served as Chief Resident and was honored as Resident of the Year. Dr. Van Dam enjoys getting to know his patients and working to improve their quality of life. He specializes in multiple imaging techniques to aid in diagnostic evaluation as well as precision interventional procedures. He treats musculoskeletal problems and spine conditions with modern day medications and technology. In his leisure, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family and golden retriever, Olivia.

Residency: Emory University

Medical Degree: Wright State University (with honors)


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Blog Posts

While doctors can learn a lot from a talking with a patient and conducting a physical exam, it often helps to get a look inside the body to see what’s causing discomfort, immobility or other symptoms. X-rays and MRI scans can be useful tools, but they have their limitations.


Back pain doesn’t only occur because of improper heavy lifting or sleeping on a non-supportive mattress.


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Losing weight can be difficult when pain and stiffness from arthritic knees keep you from being active and makes it tough to burn calories.


Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting nearly 27 million Americans ages 25 and older.