We found 7 rehabilitation physicians who accept Railroad Medicare near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Constantine Lan Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Constantine Fotopoulos is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Fotopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Fotopoulos include knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fotopoulos trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fotopoulos's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fotopoulos has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Botox Injection, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Radiofrequency Ablation, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Jo Quackenbush, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Med Rehab Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kimberly Poecker is a rehabilitation physician in Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poecker include neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and amputee rehabilitation. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Poecker is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Traumatic Brain Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Marie Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
University of Kansas Medical C; Department of Rehab Med 3901 Rainbow
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lisa Hermes' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hermes include amputee rehabilitation and electromyography (EMG). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hermes honors. Before completing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hermes attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hermes's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Musculoskeletal Problems, Stroke, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Taylor Steinle, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Suite 540
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brad Steinle is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Steinle's clinical interests: neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and stroke rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation, Spasticity

Dr. Seth Marcus Oliphant, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
4320 Wornall Road; Med Plaza I Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Seth Oliphant's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He has a special interest in sports health and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Oliphant honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Ultrasound, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Casey Martinez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Med Rehab Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Martinez is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Martinez performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He has a special interest in spasticity and electromyography (EMG). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefan Eichenauer, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4320 Wornall Road; Med Plaza I Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stefan Eichenauer is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a special interest in nerve conduction studies (NCS). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eichenauer obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies

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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.