We found 44 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care 65 near Medford, MA.

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

Dr. Donna Nimec is a specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She works in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Charlestown, MA. Dr. Nimec has a special interest in concussion, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nimec honors. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Nimec has received distinctions including 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. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Nimec is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alec Meleger is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meleger include radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), neck pain, and pain management. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meleger accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Meleger include: American Heart Association Medical Student; Research Fellowship; and Partners In Excellence. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He 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. Dana Helice Kotler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
300 1st Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Dana Kotler is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kotler honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kotler's office for an appointment. Dr. Kotler graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is conversant in French.

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

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is especially interested in osteopathic manipulation. Dr. O'Neill is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. O'Neill is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new 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. Qing Wang is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in spasticity. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Wang attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Wang honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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.. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Ann-Marie Thomas sees patients in Boston, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Salem, MA. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thomas include multiple sclerosis (MS). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate; Caregiver Of The Year; and Excellence In Teaching, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thomas's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Mel Glenn practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in brain injury rehabilitation. Dr. Glenn is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Glenn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. His distinctions include: 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
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. David Binder's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Binder's clinical interests 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 accepts. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Binder trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Binder has received distinctions including Chief Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center and 2005-2006.. Dr. Binder (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Binder is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Fogelman is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fogelman's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Fogelman attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fogelman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy

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

Dr. Lauren Elson's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Gary Polykoff works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Polykoff attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass chronic pain. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: **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. He is accepting 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' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. McInnis's areas of expertise include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. McInnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice 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)

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Specializes in Physiatry
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Bean is a rehabilitation physician in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Charlestown, MA. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His areas of expertise include exercise physiology and rehabilitation. Dr. Bean is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bean has received include 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 professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Exercise Physiology, Musculoskeletal Problems, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jason Frankel's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, Dr. Frankel speaks French. His areas of clinical interest consist of spasticity and stroke. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Frankel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Frankel include: Herman J Flax Resident Education; Leadership Award; and Virginia Commonwealth Univ Dept of PM & R Award. Dr. Frankel's practice is open to 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 specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. He works in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. Dr. O'Connor studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has a special interest in spinal cord injuries. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. O'Connor is professionally 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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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Randie Black-Schaffer specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. Dr. Black-Schaffer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Her clinical interests encompass spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Black-Schaffer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Resident Teaching Award, Tufts Univ School; and Medicine.. Dr. Black-Schaffer has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation

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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.