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We found 34 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care 65 near Medford, MA.

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

Dr. Donna Nimec is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist. Dr. Nimec has indicated that her clinical interests include concussion, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nimec is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nimec include: St Gene Research Award; Liutenant Governor'S Award; and Burrough-Welcome Community Service Award. In addition to English, Dr. Nimec (or staff) speaks 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
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. David Binder's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Binder trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Binder's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, herniated disc, and sciatica. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center and 2005-2006.. In addition to English, Dr. Binder (or staff) speaks Spanish. 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: Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Alec L Meleger, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
101 Main Street; Suite 101
Medford, MA
 

Dr. Alec Meleger's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Meleger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meleger include radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Meleger is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Meleger studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Meleger is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Heart Association Medical Student; Research Fellowship; and Partners In Excellence. Dr. Meleger is open to new patients.

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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 area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In her practice, she is particularly interested in spasticity. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Wang has received the following distinctions: 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.. Dr. Wang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke

Dr. Mel B Glenn, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Mel Glenn practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, Dr. Glenn focuses on brain injury rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Glenn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Glenn trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Glenn has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Residents Teaching Award, dept Of Rehabilitation; and Mass Head Injury Assoc Merit Award.

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Clinical interests: Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Carina O'Neill's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In Dr. O'Neill's practice, she is particularly interested in osteopathic manipulation. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Neill's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. O'Neill attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Ann-Marie Thomas' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include multiple sclerosis (MS). She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate; Caregiver Of The Year; and Excellence In Teaching, Harvard Medical School. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Physiatry
101 Main Street; Suite 101
Medford, MA
 

Dr. Gary Polykoff is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Polykoff is especially interested in chronic pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: **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. Dr. Polykoff's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain

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Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis works as a physiatrist. Dr. McInnis's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. McInnis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McInnis is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David J Fogelman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Fogelman's area of specialization is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Fogelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Fogelman is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy

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

Dr. David Crandell's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crandell include amputee rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Crandell trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crandell takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Crandell include: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University, .; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey; and .. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Cambridge, MA. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Elson's clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jonathan F Bean, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Bean is a physiatrist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include exercise physiology and rehabilitation. Dr. Bean's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Bean completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bean has received distinctions including 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) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole.

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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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her clinical interests include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kurz include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kurz welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Bedford, MA, Boston, MA, and Charlestown, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shinchuk include trigger point injections, sports health, and spine problems. Dr. Shinchuk is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shinchuk has received include Phi Betta Kappa National Honors Society. and ERF Best Research Paper Published by a Physiatrist in Any Peer-reviewed Journal. Dr. Shinchuk has an open panel.

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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 specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and neuromuscular medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and electromyography (EMG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paganoni takes. Before performing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Paganoni attended the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Paganoni has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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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.