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

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). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dayanand Medical College & Hospital for medical school and subsequently trained at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Basrai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Basrai's 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 sees patients in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. McGregor focuses on hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. Dr. McGregor takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. McGregor attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. McGregor's practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
1121 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Navnit Bhatia is a physiatrist. Dr. Bhatia attended Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1121 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. E. Posuniak practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Posuniak is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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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.