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We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Wesley Chapel, FL.

Dr. Jose Manuel De La Torre, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2014 Ashley Oaks Circle; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Jose De La Torre's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. De La Torre's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. De La Torre trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Asma Syed's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Syed is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Syed completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Syed is an in-network provider for 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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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2553 Winguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Navdeep Jassal, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jassal honors.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2553 Windguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Arpit Patel is a Wesley Chapel, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Patel honors 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.