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We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Michelle Pamplona Tabao-Lee, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 195
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Tabao is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Tabao is a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima University, Fatima College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for her residency. Her clinical interests include concussion, spinal cord injuries, and trigger point injections. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabao is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Susan Eileen Zuckerman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 195
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Susan Zuckerman is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: neurorehabilitation, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and trigger point injections. Dr. Zuckerman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Zuckerman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Traumatic Brain Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary T Norek, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Mary Norek, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Norek include trigger point injections, spine problems, and neck problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Norek is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Trigger Point Injections, Electromyography

Dr. Gary Michael Yarkony, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 195
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Gary Yarkony is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Elgin, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yarkony include neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Yarkony takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurorehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injuries, Stroke Rehabilitation

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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.