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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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), general practice, and pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of pain management and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Heckman is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Heckman is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Heckman trained at National Rehabilitation Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Pain Management

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

Dr. Jason Pothast works as a physiatrist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Pothast's areas of expertise include concussion, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pothast honors. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Pothast has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Fariba Shah specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Olney, MD. Her areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Shah performed her residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

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Specializes in Physiatry
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Cynthia Grace Pineda's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Before performing her residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Pineda attended Emilio Aguinaldo College and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute for medical school. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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.