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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tambay's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school and subsequently trained at Sassoon General Hospital for residency. Dr. Tambay takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Botwin's areas of expertise consist of 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. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Botwin attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Liles takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 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 is a specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Labatia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Dr. Christine Weot is a physiatrist. Dr. Weot's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Yu, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in 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). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Torres is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Lox's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lox attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. 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 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brown's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Michael Coleman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Largo, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bouchlas is in-network 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, Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Luis Batlle's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and surgery. He practices in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Batlle is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Specializes in Physiatry
2200 W Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Cusumano is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.