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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1101 Citrus Tower Boulevard
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Javier Placer's medical specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Placer has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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 specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Patients gave Dr. Correa-Perez an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Correa-Perez 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 is a rehabilitation physician and family medicine practitioner. Dr. Patterson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Mireda Martinez specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Clermont, FL, and Miami, FL. Dr. Martinez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry
720 Almond Street
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Gualberto Oquendo-Roman practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Clermont, FL. Dr. Oquendo-Roman graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He 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.

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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.