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We found 26 rehabilitation physicians who accept Railroad Medicare near Charlestown, MA.

Dr. Donna L Nimec, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Donna Nimec's specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nimec include concussion, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Nimec takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Nimec has received the following distinctions: St Gene Research Award; Liutenant Governor'S Award; and Burrough-Welcome Community Service Award. Dr. Nimec (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

Dr. David S Binder, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey Center Suite 3800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Binder, who practices in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). 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. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Binder attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His distinctions include: Chief Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center and 2005-2006.. Dr. Binder (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alec Meleger is a rehabilitation physician. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meleger include radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Meleger is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Meleger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Heart Association Medical Student; Research Fellowship; and Partners In Excellence. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks 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)

Dr. Qingmei Mei Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Qing Wang's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Wang is especially interested in spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Wang attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wang include: NIH-K-08 grant, 1/2013-12/2016(2013); Student Travel Award from Cell Proliferation Society, .; and NIH-K-12 Grant, 7/2008-6/2011.. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke

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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 clinical interests encompass osteopathic manipulation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Neill honors. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. O'Neill is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Physiatry, Internal Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Ann-Marie Thomas specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In her practice, Dr. Thomas focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thomas include: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate; Caregiver Of The Year; and Excellence In Teaching, Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Physiatry
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gary Polykoff is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Boston, MA and Medford, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polykoff include chronic pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Polykoff has received professional recognition including the following: **specialty In Pain Medicine**. Dr. Polykoff (or staff) is conversant in Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain

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Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. McInnis include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. McInnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Martin Crandell, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell, who practices in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Crandell focuses on amputee rehabilitation. Dr. Crandell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University, .; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey; and .. In addition to English, Dr. Crandell speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Lauren Elson is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Elson speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer rehabilitation. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elson is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jonathan F Bean, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Bean works as a physiatrist in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Charlestown, MA. In his practice, Dr. Bean focuses on exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Bean's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bean has received the following distinctions: VAMC Director's Commendation Award; New Investigator Award, AAPM&R ERF; and Geriatric Research Fellowship Award-Harvard Hartford Center for Excellence. Dr. Bean (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bean welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Exercise Physiology, Musculoskeletal Problems, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kurz is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kurz's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kurz has received include Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Spinal Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Leonid Shinchuk is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests include trigger point injections, sports health, and spine problems. Dr. Shinchuk is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Phi Betta Kappa National Honors Society. and ERF Best Research Paper Published by a Physiatrist in Any Peer-reviewed Journal. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Shinchuk is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Trigger Point Injections

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Specializes in Physiatry, Neuromuscular Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Sabrina Paganoni's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and neuromuscular medicine; she sees patients in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Charlestown, MA. Dr. Paganoni has indicated that her clinical interests include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and electromyography (EMG). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She graduated from the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then she performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She speaks Italian. Dr. Paganoni is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jason Frankel's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is conversant in French. Dr. Frankel's areas of expertise include spasticity and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Frankel attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Frankel include: Herman J Flax Resident Education; Leadership Award; and Virginia Commonwealth Univ Dept of PM & R Award. Dr. Frankel welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Kevin O'Connor is a medical specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. O'Connor graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is especially interested in spinal cord injuries. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Connor takes. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. O'Connor is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Injuries

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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.