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

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

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Muppavarapu include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Muppavarapu 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 area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Sliwa 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chicago Super Doctors; Top Doctor in Chicago; and Chicago Magazine, several times. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Spence is a physiatrist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spence accepts. He 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. McLemore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. McLemore's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Prasanth Nuthakki, who practices in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nuthakki is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. His practice is open to 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. Dr. Deon attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Duggal is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

Dr. Leda Ghannad is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.