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Dr. Javier A Placer Jr., MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1101 Citrus Tower Boulevard
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Javier Placer is a medical specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Placer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Placer speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Margarita Correa-Perez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Correa-Perez is a medical specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Patients gave Dr. Correa-Perez an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Correa-Perez speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine
1925 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Brian Patterson's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and family medicine. He practices in Clermont, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson accepts.

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Specializes in Physiatry
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Gualberto Oquendo-Roman's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Oquendo-Roman attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Mireda Martinez, who practices in Clermont, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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