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We found 8 rehabilitation physicians who accept TriWest near Chesterfield, MO.

Dr. Lizette Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14561 N. Outer Forty Drive; Suite 201
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Lizette Alvarez practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Alvarez is especially interested in stroke. She accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Alvarez is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stroke

Dr. John P Metzler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. John Metzler is a physiatrist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Metzler has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and electromyography (EMG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Metzler honors.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dr. Devyani Mehta Hunt, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Devyani Hunt works as a physiatrist in Saint Louis, MO, Chesterfield, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

Dr. Chi-Tsai Tang, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Chi-Tsai Tang sees patients in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Manish Suthar, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
13710 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Manish Suthar is a rehabilitation physician in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suthar include pain management. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suthar takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Heidi Prather, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Heidi Prather is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and spine problems. Dr. Prather is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Prather performed her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Incontinence, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Spine Problems, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Joseph La Bore, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S Outer 40; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Adam La Bore is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. La Bore's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. Berdale Sabado Colorado, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 South Outer 40 Drive; Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Berdale Colorado practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Colorado accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.