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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabao graduated from Our Lady of Fatima University, Fatima College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Herniated Disc, Fibromyalgia, Cancer Pain, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 195
Elgin, IL

Dr. Susan Zuckerman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Zuckerman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart.

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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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Norek has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Norek completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 195
Elgin, IL

Dr. Gary Yarkony is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Yarkony honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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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.