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We found 9 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Dyer, IN.

Dr. Narayan Surya Tata, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
7280 West Licoln Highway
Schereville, IN
 

Dr. Narayan Tata's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tata has a special interest in pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tata honors. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Dr. Tata is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tata's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. James Anthony Sliwa, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. James Sliwa's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a special interest in back pain, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Sliwa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Sliwa has received distinctions including Chicago Super Doctors; Top Doctor in Chicago; and Chicago Magazine, several times.

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Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
9200 Calumet Avenue; Suite N 100
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and more. Dr. Muppavarapu attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Muppavarapu's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Spence, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1650 45th Avenue; Suite 2c
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Michael Spence is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spence is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Prasanth Nuthakki's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nuthakki has an open panel. Dr. Nuthakki studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Dr. Laura Louise Deon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
1950 45th Avenue; 2nd Floor
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Laura Deon works as a pediatric physiatrist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
Saint John, IN
 

Dr. Michael Owens specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Saint John, IN and Crown Point, IN. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Owens is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Physiatry
601 Sheffield Avenue
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Kunwarjit Duggal practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Duggal is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
9200 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Leda Ghannad's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Ghannad is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.