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Memorial Hermann Southeast - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, a member of the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network, affiliated with TIRR Memorial Hermann, offers multidisciplinary inpatient medical rehabilitation. The hospital’s inpatient center is designed to help patients maximize their potential following an injury or illness. A team of experts will customize your treatment plan based on your own unique lifestyle, occupation and personal goals, which helps to create results that are more than positive; they’re life changing.

Conditions and Treatments

The following diagnoses or conditions may be appropriate for treatment in one of the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network Inpatient units:

  • Stroke
  • Non-traumatic brain injury
  • Neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and other disorders of the nervous system
  • Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • General rehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Medically complex patients with multi-system disorders
  • Non-traumatic spinal cord injury
  • Orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractures or complicated joint replacements
  • Amputation
  • Medical trauma
  • Spinal surgery with neurological impairment
  • Debilitation
  • Dialysis patients needing rehab

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Treatment Team

The affiliated physical medicine and rehabilitation physician and the inter-disciplinary team assess individual patients and develop treatment goals to meet their specific medical needs following injury or illness. The interdisciplinary team consists of:

  • Affiliated physicians
  • Patient and family
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social worker
  • Case managers
  • Clinical dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Home health coordinator or durable medical equipment representative prior to discharge
  • 24-hour nursing services

Our patients receive intense rehabilitation for at least three hours per day, five days a week, to meet personalized goals that could not be met with a lower level of care.

In addition, we offer animal-assisted therapy, family training, individualized home programs, and development of skills to return the patient safely to a productive and fulfilling life.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Brendel

Dr. William Brendel MD

Inpatient Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Attending Physician at Memorial Hermann Southeast, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network

Dr. Brendel received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. He attended medical school and completed his internship training in internal medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Brendel realizes the importance of getting to know his patients and their goals. He believes in actively listening and acknowledging each trial and triumph during the rehabilitation process. With a clinical interest in neurorehabilitation, Dr. Brendel takes a team approach to optimize his patients’ outcomes.

Away from the office, Dr. Brendel likes spending time with his family and friends. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting, fishing and sports.

Dr. Brendel practices at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Southeast in Southeast Houston.

Watch the video below for more information about Dr. William Brendel.


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Contact Us

To make a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422) or (713) 797-5942 or fax (713) 797-5988.