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

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

Dr. Thomas Heckman is a physiatrist and pain specialist. Dr. Heckman offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at National Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Heckman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heckman accepts. He welcomes new 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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Pothast has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pothast obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician in Olney, MD. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sports health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shah completed her residency training at National Rehabilitation Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Emilio Aguinaldo College and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. Dr. Pineda completed her residency training at National Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Pineda's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. 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.