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

Dr. Margarita Correa's areas of specialization are pediatric rehabilitation medicine and pain medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Correa attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Correa speaks Spanish. Dr. Correa's 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

Dr. Javier Placer specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and practices in Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL, and Davenport, FL. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in pain management and spine problems. Dr. Placer's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Spine Care & Pain Management, Pain Management

David Gene Haddock MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
731 E Highway 50
Clermont, FL
(352) 242-0404

Dr. David Haddock is a physiatrist in Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL, and Clermont, FL. Dr. Haddock's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Florida Hospital. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Haddock trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He speaks 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 Clermont, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and family medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Patterson studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gualberto Oquendo-Roman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Oquendo-Roman studied medicine at 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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