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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 works as a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Le honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 307
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Burns include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is affiliated with Avista Adventist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Hip Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (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 physician who specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Chinarian honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Chinarian attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Chinarian is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Naomi Abel's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In her practice, Dr. Abel focuses on concussion and rehabilitation. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Abel obtained her medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received the following distinctions: Peszczynski Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Resident, Emery University and Recipient, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. Dr. Abel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Concussion, Rehabilitation

Dr. Amitabh Premswarup Gupta, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-205
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Gupta is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital. 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. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Medical College Baroda's residency program.

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

Dr. Kanta Shah specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Dennis Hart is a physician who specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. 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 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. Hart is affiliated with All Children's 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.