We found 10 rehabilitation physicians who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Fort Myers, FL.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3033 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Dawson works as a physiatrist and pain doctor in Fort Myers, FL. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dawson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, West Virginia University School of Medicine.. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
8255 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Frey's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Kenneth Joshua Pulido Galang, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
13710 Metropolis Avenue; Suite 110
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Galang is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Galang attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
20 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Debra Roggow works as a physiatrist. Dr. Roggow's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roggow takes. She studied medicine at Michigan State University. For her residency, Dr. Roggow trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2531 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 1
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Allen Tafel works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tafel takes. Dr. Tafel is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
8960 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 210
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Donna Lanthier's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lanthier is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Physiatry
35 Barkley Circle; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Vidya Kini sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kini is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
13470 Parker Commons Boulevard; Suite 105
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Keith Susko, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Susko attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Physiatry
8960 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 210
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Klisiewicz, who practices in Myers, FL and Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Klisiewicz is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2776 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Bryant Vuong is a physiatrist in Fort Myers, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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