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We found 34 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 works as a pediatric physiatrist. In Dr. Nimec's practice, she is particularly interested in concussion, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has an open panel. Dr. Nimec attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her distinctions include: St Gene Research Award; Liutenant Governor'S Award; and Burrough-Welcome Community Service Award. Dr. Nimec (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 sees patients in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Binder's clinical interests include trigger point injections, herniated disc, and sciatica. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Binder include: Chief Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center and 2005-2006.. Dr. Binder (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Meleger's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Clinical interests 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 takes. His distinctions include: American Heart Association Medical Student; Research Fellowship; and Partners In Excellence. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wang's clinical interests encompass spasticity. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. 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. Her distinctions 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.. Dr. Wang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include brain injury rehabilitation. Dr. Glenn is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Glenn studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. 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
125 Nashua Street; 7th Floor Pm&r Office
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a physiatrist. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. O'Neill performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Her areas of expertise include osteopathic manipulation. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. O'Neill offers interpreting services for her patients. She 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) and practices in Boston, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Salem, MA. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS). Her professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Thomas's distinctions include: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate; Caregiver Of The Year; and Excellence In Teaching, Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Boston, MA and Medford, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Polykoff's clinical interests encompass chronic pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Polykoff is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include the following: concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. Dr. McInnis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's residency program. Dr. McInnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting 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 is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Fogelman's residency was performed at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fogelman has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy

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

Dr. David Crandell is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Crandell obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Crandell include amputee rehabilitation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crandell has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University, .; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey; and .. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Crandell 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 works as a rehabilitation physician in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Cambridge, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson takes. Dr. Elson 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 is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson welcomes 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, who practices in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Charlestown, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Bean's clinical interests: exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes 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) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Foxboro, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Boston, MA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurz include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kurz obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurz takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kurz include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She 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 is a physiatrist. His clinical interests encompass trigger point injections, sports health, and spine problems. Dr. Shinchuk accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. 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 speaks Russian. Dr. Shinchuk is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shinchuk's practice is open to 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Charlestown, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Paganoni honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She attended medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Paganoni's medical residency was performed at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She speaks Italian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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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.