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We found 14 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Nishin Sudhakar Tambay, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nishin Tambay sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tambay include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Tambay takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended B.J. Medical College, Pune and then went on to complete his residency at Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Tambay (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tambay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Concussion, Trigger Point Injections, Pain Management, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Philip Botwin, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Botwin sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Botwin studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Botwin include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Neck Problems, Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Richard Anthony Liles, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
901 Clearwater Largo Road N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Liles practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Largo, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Liles is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Liles trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
13117 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ihab Labatia works as a spinal cord injury specialist. Dr. Labatia is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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Dr. Christine Jeanette Weot, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christine Weot works as a rehabilitation physician in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. Her clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Weot is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weot accepts.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Ann Ann Brown, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
28050 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Leeann Brown is a physiatrist in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Brown's practice, she is particularly interested in back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Brown attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Brown is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Joint Injections

Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Yu attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Manuel Torres, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Torres' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Torres speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Torres an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Clearwater, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lox average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Lox's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Lox graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kevin Coleman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
901 Clearwater Largo Road N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Coleman sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Coleman is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Coleman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Neuromuscular Disorders, Sciatica, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Alan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Schwartz is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Hip Problems, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Point Injections, Back ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Constantine Bouchlas is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Bouchlas has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Luis Batlle's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and surgery. He practices in Clearwater, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Batlle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Dr. Matthew D Cusumano, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2200 W Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Cusumano, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cusumano takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.