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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

7280 West Licoln Highway
Schereville, IN

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

Dr. Narayan Tata works as a pain specialist and physiatrist. His areas of expertise include headache, back pain, and pain management. CIGNA Plans, Viant, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tata accepts. 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 his residency. He speaks Telugu. Dr. Tata is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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, who practices in Merrillville, IN, Suite Z Merrillville, IN, and Crown Point, IN, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Karol accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He 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 is a specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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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 medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Headlam is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

399 East 84th Drive; 1. Rehabilitation Medical Center
Merrillville, IN
(219) 756-7246; (219) 738-2100

Dr. Choong Yoon is a rehabilitation physician in Merrillville, IN and Crown Point, IN. After attending Korea University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Yoon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

521 Ee. 86th Place; Suite O
Merrillville, IN
(219) 886-6765

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Linda Stewart's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Stewart honors Medicare insurance. She attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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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

(Average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Olusola Olowe's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patient ratings for Dr. Olowe average 5.0 stars out of 5. In addition to English, he 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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