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We found 7 rehabilitation physicians who accept Medicare near River Forest, IL.

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Specializes in Physiatry
950 S. Mulford Road; Primary Office
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Ricardo Knight specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Knight is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Sean Mackenzie is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackenzie graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. Mackenzie's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry
950 S Mulford Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Anatoly Rozman practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Rockford, IL. Dr. Rozman's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Dr. Walter S Friberg, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
315 Bienterra Trail; #5
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Walter Friberg practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Friberg speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. He takes Aetna, Humana, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2825 Glenwood Avenue
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Pirojna Jantra is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Ryan Enke is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Rockford, IL. Dr. Enke's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2350 N Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Vo's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vo takes.

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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.