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

Dr. Thomas Heckman's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Heckman's clinical interests include pain management and musculoskeletal problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heckman's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. His areas of expertise consist of concussion, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Pothast has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Pothast's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Shah 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). Dr. Pineda's professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. After attending Emilio Aguinaldo College and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute for medical school, she completed her residency training at National Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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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