We found 11 rehabilitation physicians near Merrillville, IN.

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

Dr. Narayan Tata's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Tata focuses on pain management. Dr. Tata is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tata accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Krishna Dileep Parameswar, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7280 W Lincoln Highway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Krishna Parameswar is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parameswar is especially interested in pain management. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Parameswar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Choong Yoon is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Yoon a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Korea University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
8127 Merrillville Road; Suite D
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Peter Yu specializes in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Yu graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Stephen Karol practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Karol graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
499 S Court Street
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Michael Owens' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Physiatry
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Linda Stewart's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at Meharry Medical College.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1445 South Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN
 

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
8687 Connecticut Street; Suite D
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Arif Hussain is a physiatrist and pain specialist in Merrillville, IN. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
9301 Madison Street
Crown Point, IN
 

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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
300 E 109th Avenue
Crown Point, IN
 

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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.