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

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1355 37th Street; Suite 301
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marcus Malone is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in Vero Beach, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malone accepts. Dr. Malone studied medicine at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1986 35th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Rivera's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rivera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1155 35th Lane; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. William Kane's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Kane has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Dr. Alita Gonsalves Sikora, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1155 35th Lane; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alita Gonsalves is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Gonsalves studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2096 38th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Igor Khromov, who practices in Vero Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Khromov has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1600 37th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jimmy Lockhart sees patients in Vero Beach, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lockhart attended medical school at Meharry Medical College.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1285 36th Street; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Tran's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Tran is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.