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We found 7 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Gold HMO near Munster, IN.

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Dr. James Anthony Sliwa, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
Munster, IN
 

Dr. James Sliwa is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Sliwa's clinical interests include back pain, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Franciscan Alliance. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sliwa graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sliwa completed residency programs at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His distinctions include: 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 works as a rehabilitation physician. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among Dr. Muppavarapu's clinical interests: prosthetics, amputees, and spasticity. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael John Spence, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Michael Spence specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Munster, IN. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Spence is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spence accepts.

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Dr. Prasanth Nuthakki, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
759 45th Avenue; Suite 201
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Prasanth Nuthakki is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Before performing his residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nuthakki attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Nuthakki is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Nelson Martin McLemore III, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
16300 Wausau Avenue
South Holland, IL
 

Dr. Nelson McLemore's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. McLemore takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Laura Deon specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry
601 Sheffield Avenue
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Kunwarjit Duggal's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Duggal is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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.