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

Dr. Javier Placer is a spinal cord injury specialist. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. On average, patients gave Dr. Placer a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Placer accepts Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Margarita Correa-Perez MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
(352) 404-6959

Dr. Margarita Correa-Perez practices pediatric rehabilitation medicine in Clermont, FL. Dr. Correa-Perez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Correa-Perez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Correa-Perez honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Florida Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
(352) 404-6959

Dr. Mireda Martinez practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Clermont, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
1925 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL
(352) 243-9700

Dr. Brian Patterson is a rehabilitation physician and family medicine practitioner in Clermont, FL. Before completing his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
(352) 404-6959

Dr. Gualberto Oquendo-Roman practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Oquendo-Roman honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Oquendo-Roman attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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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