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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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. Dr. Botwin is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Labatia is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labatia takes.

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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). Dr. Weot is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Detroit's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weot is affiliated with 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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Yu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Torres highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres honors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Leeann Brown is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Constantine Bouchlas specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Clearwater, FL. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bouchlas honors.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Gibson, who practices in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Gibson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Ulcers, Infections, Pressure Ulcers

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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.