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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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Largo, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Le attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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)

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

Dr. Jennifer Burns' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Burns's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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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 pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chinarian studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kanta Shah is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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

Dr. Naomi Abel is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In her practice, she is particularly interested in concussion and rehabilitation. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Abel attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For her professional training, Dr. Abel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Abel has received professional recognition including the following: Peszczynski Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Resident, Emery University and Recipient, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. She is 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

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. 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Amitabh Gupta sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Northside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Medical College Baroda.

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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.