We found 8 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Gold HMO near Munster, IN.

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

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. Dr. Muppavarapu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Sliwa's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Sliwa is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Franciscan Alliance. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Sliwa's distinctions include: Chicago Super Doctors; Top Doctor in Chicago; and Chicago Magazine, several times.

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

Dr. Michael Spence, who practices in Munster, IN, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Spence is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nelson McLemore's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine. He practices in Palos Heights, IL, Maywood, IL, and South Holland, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. McLemore performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry
759 45th Avenue; Suite 201
Munster, IN

Dr. Prasanth Nuthakki is a rehabilitation physician in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. Dr. Nuthakki accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nuthakki trained at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Nuthakki welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Deon is a physician who specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
601 Sheffield Avenue
Dyer, IN

Dr. Kunwarjit Duggal is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Duggal studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duggal honors. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

Dr. Leda Ghannad works as a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Munster, IN. She honors 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.
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