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Eduardo Cruz, M.D. and Matt Ota, PA-C make up OFMC's PM&R team! Dr. Cruz is board certified in Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation (PM&R), with fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine. Matt Ota is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. They specialize in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders including ultrasound guided injections, electrodiagnostic testing and interventional spine procedures. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for their patients using the latest treatments, procedures and therapies.


The following are the conditions that our PM&R Department treats:

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

  • Tendonitis

  • Botox® for Spasticity Management

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Ulnar Neuropathy

  • Arthritis

  • Concussion Treatment & Management


OFMC Wellness Center

(located at OFMC Plaza)

2135 SW 19th Avenue Road

Ocala, FL 34471

Plaza Direct: 352-368-1340

OFMC Main: 352-237-4133

Fax: 352-873-4581


PM&R Providers:

(click on Provider name to view Bio page)

Eduardo Cruz, MD

Lourdes Varela-Batista, MD

Matt Ota, PA-C

*You do not have to be a Primary Care patient of Ocala Family Medical Center to schedule an appointment with our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department.

We accept outside referrals.

Now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Treatments!

Call 352-368-1340 or click here for more information!

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