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Dr. Narayan Surya Tata MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
7280 West Licoln Highway
Schereville, IN

Dr. Narayan Tata is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Tata is especially interested in back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He speaks Telugu.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Adolescent age 12 and above, Arthritis treament non, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
11456 S. Broadway
Crown Point, IN
(219) 756-2722

Dr. Bo Headlam is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Headlam is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Stephen Scott Karol MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
1. The Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers; 521 East 86th Avenue
Suite Z Merrillville, IN
(219) 769-0777; (219) 738-2100

Dr. Stephen Karol's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Karol is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Karol welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
8127 Merrillville Road; Suite D
Merrillville, IN
(219) 736-1266; (219) 738-2100

Dr. Peter Yu specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and practices in Merrillville, IN, Suite D Merrillville, IN, and Crown Point, IN. Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Yu's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
521 Ee. 86th Place; Suite O
Merrillville, IN
(219) 886-6765

Dr. Linda Stewart practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Stewart is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Stewart trained at Rush University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
399 East 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
(219) 756-7246; (219) 738-2100

Dr. Choong Yoon works as a physiatrist in Merrillville, IN and Crown Point, IN. After completing medical school at Korea University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Yoon is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
403 W 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN
(219) 756-6600

Dr. Mitchel Bershader's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
1445 South Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN
(219) 942-7100

Dr. Olusola Olowe is a rehabilitation physician. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Olowe speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
9301 Madison Street
Crown Point, IN
(219) 662-5248

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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.

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