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Dr. Keith Anthony Williams, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4265 Laura Street
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Keith Williams sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Venice, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patients rated Dr. Williams highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's training includes a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine
324 Cross Street; Suite 113
Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Ferdinand Rios' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Rios honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Lian Jen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
3089 Tamiami Trail; Unit B
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Lian Jen is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Jen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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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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