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

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

Dr. Jose De La Torre is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He speaks Spanish. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. De La Torre is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Asma Syed is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed accepts. She graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Navdeep Jassal is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2553 Windguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Arpit Patel's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Patel 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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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.