Finding Providers
loading

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

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry, General Practice, Pain Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite B200
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Thomas Heckman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), general practice, and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Heckman is affiliated with MedStar Health. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heckman accepts. Dr. Heckman has an open panel. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at National Rehabilitation Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Pain Management

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 155
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Jason Pothast's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Pothast focuses on concussion, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Pothast is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pothast's office for an appointment.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 155
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Fariba Shah works as a rehabilitation physician in Olney, MD. Her clinical interests include sports health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Shah is affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sports Health

No Photo
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. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Pineda graduated from Emilio Aguinaldo College and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute and then she performed her residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.