We found 3 rehabilitation physicians who accept United Healthcare Select near Troy, MI.

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Dr. Lawrence James Horn, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
600 Stephenson Highway
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Horn works as a rehabilitation physician. In his practice, Dr. Horn focuses on spasticity and traumatic brain injury. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horn accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Horn has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Traumatic Brain Injury, Movement Disorders, Spasticity

Dr. Syed Rafeeq Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Dr. Ahmed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Yongmin Liu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Yongmin Liu is a physiatrist and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist in Novi, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Troy, MI. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu graduated from Shandong University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pain Management

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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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