We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Shield PPO near Auburn, CA.

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Dr. Karanjit Singh Basrai, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1121 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA

Dr. Karanjit Basrai is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Basrai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). After attending Dayanand Medical College & Hospital for medical school, he completed his residency training at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. James E McGregor, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA

Dr. James McGregor is a rehabilitation physician, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, and pain specialist in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. Dr. McGregor's areas of expertise include the following: hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGregor welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Palliative Care, Pain Management, Hospice

Specializes in Physiatry
1121 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA

Dr. Navnit Bhatia practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Bhatia attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1121 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA

Dr. E. Posuniak works as a rehabilitation physician in Auburn, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Posuniak attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Posuniak is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Posuniak's practice is open to new patients.

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What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?

The specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is not one that many people are immediately familiar with, yet it is one that serves thousands of people every year. Also known as Physiatry, it is sometimes simply referred to as Rehabilitation or Rehab. This specialty focuses on restoring quality of life for patients who are experiencing physical pain or loss of function after a traumatic illness or injury. After major surgery, a car accident, a long illness such as cancer, or a major change to the body (such as the loss of a limb), it is the PM&R physicians who help patients begin to feel better and put the pieces of their life back together again.

PM&R physicians work with patients who have been disabled by pain or the loss of motion or cognition, and they find ways to restore function. They may consult with other physicians such as neurologists, orthopedists, physical therapists, or psychiatrists. PM&R specialists treat the whole person, not specific symptoms or illnesses, and their goal is to help patients lead active and able lives.

One example of services performed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician is teaching a patient who just had a leg amputated how to get around the house, use the bathroom, bathe, and care for themselves. A different example might be helping a patient learn how to walk again after a traumatic brain injury. Because there are so many different causes of pain and disability, the list of services provided by PM&R physicians is nearly endless. Generally, services that are provided by a PM&R specialist can fall into one of the following care categories:
  • Self-care skills (bathing, grooming)
  • Physical care (feeding, taking medication)
  • Mobility
  • Respiratory care (ventilator care, exercises for lung function)
  • Communication
  • Cognitive skills (memory, problem solving)
  • Vocational training
  • Pain management
  • Psychological counseling (adapting to a disability)

Because there are so many options, it can be a very creative specialty. When accidents, pain, or illness cause disability, it is the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists who are there to give patients their life back.
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