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We found 8 rehabilitation physicians who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near Clearwater, FL.

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

Dr. Kenneth Botwin is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Botwin is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Botwin include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Botwin obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

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

Dr. Ihab Labatia's specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Labatia trained 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 medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weot include knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Weot takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Weot trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for her residency. 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. Lee Ann Ann Brown, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
28050 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Leeann Brown's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. 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. 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Torres studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Geoffrey James Gibson, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gibson works as a physiatrist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibson is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Ulcers, Infections, Pressure Ulcers

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Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Constantine Bouchlas, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Bouchlas is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.