We found 7 rehabilitation physicians who accept Anthem HMO near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Keyvan Zavarei, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 210
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Keyvan Zavarei is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Zavarei's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2840 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 465
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Philip Chiou is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Chiou is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chiou completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chiou is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Amir Abbas Pouradib, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 210
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Amir Pouradib is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Pouradib completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeffrey Tan Ho, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2840 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 130
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ho sees patients in Garden Grove, CA and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is conversant in Vietnamese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ho include pain management. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
3620 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. William Barreto is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Barreto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 210
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Patel's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Patel graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Arash Nafissi, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 210
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arash Nafissi practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Nafissi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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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