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We found 7 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Thanh Thien Le, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Le's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lawrence Chinarian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
880 6th Street S; Box 6580071209
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Chinarian is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chinarian honors. Dr. Chinarian graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Burns honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Burns studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Hip Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Aloysius Hart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
880 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Hart practices pediatric rehabilitation medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Hart is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He takes 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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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kanta Shah is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Kanta Shah works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes.

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Dr. Naomi Alpert Abel, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Naomi Abel is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Abel's areas of expertise include the following: concussion and rehabilitation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abel include: Peszczynski Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Resident, Emery University and Recipient, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. Dr. Abel is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Concussion, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Physiatry
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-205
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Gupta is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Medical College Baroda. 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. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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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.