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, Pain Medicine
1986 35th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Rivera-Velazquez is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Vero Beach, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Rivera-Velazquez is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Marcus Malone practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Patient reviews placed Dr. Malone at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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

Dr. William Kane is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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

Dr. Alita Gonsalves Sikora's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Gonsalves Sikora graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonsalves Sikora average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2096 38th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Igor Khromov is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Khromov is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1600 37th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jimmy Lockhart is a rehabilitation physician. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lockhart honors. He graduated from Meharry Medical College.

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

Dr. David Tran, who practices in Vero Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Tran graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran accepts.

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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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