We found 55 rehabilitation physicians who accept Fallon Community Health Plan near Boston, MA.

Dr. Donna L Nimec, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
125 Nashua St Srh
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Donna Nimec practices pediatric rehabilitation medicine in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Charlestown, MA. Dr. Nimec's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nimec has received include St Gene Research Award; Liutenant Governor'S Award; and Burrough-Welcome Community Service Award. Dr. Nimec (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Telephone Interpretation, and Sign Language. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rett Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Gait and Motion Analysis, Cerebral Palsy, Concussion, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Fogelman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Fogelman is a pediatric rehabilitation physician. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fogelman trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fogelman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy

Dr. Dana Helice Kotler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Dana Kotler specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine and practices in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Charlestown, MA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Kotler is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. She is conversant in French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kotler's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alec L Meleger, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alec Meleger is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meleger include spinal injection, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neck pain. Dr. Meleger's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Meleger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. Dr. Meleger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ann-Marie Thomas' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Before completing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests encompass multiple sclerosis (MS). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Of The Year; Excellence In Teaching, Harvard Medical School; and Partners In Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elson's office for an appointment. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Physiatry
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey Center Suite 3800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Binder's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Binder trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Binder include trigger point injections, herniated disc, and sciatica. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Binder honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Binder include: Chief Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center; Partners in Excellence Award- Category Leadership and Innovation (and); and Partners in Excellence Team Award-Back Pain Care Redesign Team. Dr. Binder (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mel Glenn's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glenn include brain injury rehabilitation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glenn accepts. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Glenn attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Glenn has received include Boston Super Doctors; Sheldon Berrol Clinical Service Award, Brain Injury Association of America; and Residents Teaching Award, dept Of Rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Carol Hartigan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
125 Parker Hill Avenue; Converse 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carol Hartigan's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Hartigan's areas of expertise include the following: pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Hartigan attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Hartigan's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Named "Top Doctor" in PM&R by Boston Magazine 2014; and Named "Top Doctor" in PM&R by Boston Magazine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street; 7th Floor Pm&r Office
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. O'Neill's areas of expertise include osteopathic manipulation. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pregnancy, Amputees

Specializes in Physiatry
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gary Polykoff is a physiatrist. Dr. Polykoff's areas of expertise include the following: pain management and chronic pain. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Polykoff has received the distinction of **specialty In Pain Medicine**. In addition to English, Dr. Polykoff (or staff) speaks Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis works as a rehabilitation physician. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. McInnis include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. Dr. McInnis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Hip Injury, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jason Frankel, who practices in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests encompass spasticity and stroke. Dr. Frankel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinctions: Herman J Flax Resident Education and Leadership Award and Virginia Commonwealth Univ Dept of PM & R Award. In addition to English, Dr. Frankel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Frankel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Frankel's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Randie Black-Schaffer sees patients in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In her practice, she is particularly interested in spasticity. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Black-Schaffer attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Resident Teaching Award, Tufts Univ School of Medicine; New England Rehabilitation Hospital Young Stroke Program 10th Anniversary Leadership Award; and Phys Med & Rehabil Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Black-Schaffer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Black-Schaffer is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry
5 Longfellow Place; Suite 201
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell works as a rehabilitation physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Crandell include amputee rehabilitation. Dr. Crandell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Crandell attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has received the following distinctions: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey of Fame; and New England Wheelchair Athletic Association Hall Hero Among US Award, Boston Celtics. Dr. Crandell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Amputee Rehabilitation

Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Marca Alexander's specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. She is affiliated with Birmingham VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Alexander performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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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