We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Medicare PPO near Olney, MD.

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Specializes in Physiatry, General Practice, Pain Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite B200
Olney, MD

Dr. Thomas Heckman is a physiatrist, general practitioner, and pain specialist. Dr. Heckman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heckman welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Heckman completed his residency training at National Rehabilitation Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 155
Olney, MD

Dr. Jason Pothast is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Pothast's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is especially interested in concussion, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pothast's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ultrasound, Soft Tissue Injections, Concussion, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 155
Olney, MD

Dr. Fariba Shah is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in Olney, MD. In her practice, Dr. Shah focuses on sports health. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at National Rehabilitation Hospital. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Specializes in Physiatry
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD

Dr. Cynthia Grace Pineda's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pineda is accepting new patients. Dr. Pineda is a graduate of Emilio Aguinaldo College and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. She trained at National Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital for residency.

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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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