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Ivan Edwards, DO, Physical Medicine/Rehab, San Antonio, TX


Physical Medicine/Rehab San Antonio, TX

Neurorehabilitation, Pain Medicine


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  • Office

    6502 Bandera Rd., Ste 102
    San Antonio, TX 78238
    Phone+1 210-474-6788
    Fax+1 210-571-1724
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  • Dr. Ivan Edwards (DO, FAAPMR, FRSA) is a physician, CEO/owner of two healthcare firms, a USAF flight surgeon, a community leader engaged in various humanitarian initiatives, and a public speaker.

    He has expertise in physical, musculoskeletal medicine, and comprehensive pain management. He sees patients who have had trauma, injuries, or have musculoskeletal and/or neurological disorders, including low back, joint and extremity pain. He is board certified in PM&R and is a Fellow of the American Academy of PM&R.

    He is CEO/owner of JOVANA Rehabilitation Medicine & Pain and IEME LLC, both located in San Antonio, TX. He is a consultant in numerous San Antonio facilities. His practice is mostly inpatient.

    He is a military officer who is currently and proudly serving as a USAF Reserve Flight Surgeon, at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He also served as the Health and Wellness physician for the San Antonio Fire Department.

    Dr. Edwards is a board member of a few hospitals’ medical executive board committees. He has participated in humanitarian initiatives for childhood education, neurorehabilitation, pain, PTSD and COVID.

    As a respected authority figure, he has assisted in numerous court cases pertaining to injuries, trauma, and rehabilitation.

    Dr. Edwards holds memberships in multiple organizations, viz. the Aerospace Medical Association, the Military Officers Association of America, and the Society of USAF Flight Surgeons.

    He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

    He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

    Dr Edwards is a Kentucky Colonel, commissioned by Gov Beshear on October 25th 2021.

    He is a public speaker, both locally and internationally. He has spoken on topics related to health, the human condition, personal growth, the environment – and other relevant topics.

  • Introducing Dr. Ivan Edwards, Nix Health Medical Director of Physical Medicine a

    Dr. Ivan Edwards, a physiatrist, discusses how the Nix Specialty Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can help you get back to physical wellness.

    Speech at UNAA Convention in Cincinnati 2021 - Ohio.

    See posts, photos and more on Facebook.

Clinical Expertise

  • Nerve conduction studies, Electromyography, Neuro-rehabilitation, Back pain, Traumatic brain injury, Sports medicine, Pain management, Botox injection, Acupuncture, Military medicine, Headache disorders, Osteopathic medicine, Medicolegal expertise, Flight medicine, Public speaking, Ultrasound-guided injections, Musculoskeletal injuries

Education & Training

  • Air University
    Air University Certificate, Air War College - DL, Senior Development Course - Leadership and Strategy training, 2018 - 2024
  • U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM)
    U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM)Flight Surgeon, Aerospace Medicine Primary , 2011 - 2016
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of MedicineResidency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005 - 2008
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolInternship, Internal Medicine, 2004 - 2005
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern UniversityClass of 2004, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rivier University
    Rivier UniversityBS, Biology, Cum laude

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Air Force Commendation, oak leaf cluster; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal-1 hourglass; AF Longevity Service Medal; AF Training Ribbon USAF
  • Meritorious Service Medal USAF, 2023
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) USAF
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Press Mentions

  • Meet Ivan Edwards
    Meet Ivan EdwardsMay 21st, 2024
  • #ComingHome: Dr. Ivan Edwards wears many hats, from a Lt. Col and motivational speaker to a sensei, humanitarian, and entrepreneur.
    #ComingHome: Dr. Ivan Edwards wears many hats, from a Lt. Col and motivational speaker to a sensei, humanitarian, and entrepreneur. October 14th, 2023
    THE HEALTH SECTOR IN UGANDAOctober 13th, 2023
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  • PM&R director & Military Affairs director, PAM/Warm Springs hospital system 2018 - Present
  • PM&R Director, Med Exec Kindred Hospital 2018 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Swahili, French

Industry Relationships

  • Medical Director, Amedisys Hospice2021 - Present
  • PM&R Director - Coronado, Centex Continuing Care Network2020 - Present
  • Attending Physician, PAM/Warm Springs hospitals2017 - Present
  • Attending Physician, Kindred Hospital, downtown2017 - 2022