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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2014 Ashley Oaks Circle; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Jose De La Torre, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. De La Torre's education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De La Torre accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Asma Anjum Syed, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5808 Old Pasco Road
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Asma Syed's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She attended medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Syed completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. 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. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2553 Winguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Navdeep Jassal works as a physiatrist and pain doctor. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Jassal accepts 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
2553 Windguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Arpit Patel is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Wesley Chapel, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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