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Margarita Correa-Perez MD

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

2020 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL
(352) 404-6959

Dr. Margarita Correa works as a pediatric rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Correa is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Florida Hospital.

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Javier Antonio Placer MD

Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1925 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL
(352) 242-2826

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Spine Care & Pain Management, Pain Management

Dr. Javier Placer is a spinal cord injury specialist in Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL, and Davenport, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Placer include pain management and spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System, South Lake Hospital, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

1925 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL
(352) 243-9700

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Brian Patterson specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and family medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

1715 E Highway 50; Suite A Building 3
Clermont, FL
(352) 404-6959

Dr. Gualberto Oquendo-Roman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Oquendo-Roman accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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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