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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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Knight attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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Specializes in Physiatry
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Sean Mackenzie's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Mackenzie is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackenzie honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry
950 S Mulford Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Anatoly Rozman practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Rockford, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Rozman is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Ryan Enke is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Enke studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

Dr. Walter Friberg is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Chicago, IL and Rockford, IL. Dr. Friberg is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Humana, and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2825 Glenwood Avenue
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Pirojna Jantra is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Rockford, IL. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
2350 N Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Vo, who practices in Rockford, IL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Vo is 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vo honors.

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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.