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We found 52 rehabilitation physicians who accept Medicare near Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Sonya Gorski Rissmiller, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sonya Rissmiller's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rissmiller include concussion, amputee rehabilitation, and leg pain. Dr. Rissmiller's professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Stanly Regional Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Rissmiller's distinctions include: Top Doctors List, Charlotte Magazine; Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor; and Charlotte's Top Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Headache, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Schlesner Havlik, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
1001 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Heather Havlik practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, lower back strain, and pain management. Dr. Havlik is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. She accepts Medicare insurance. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. She has received the following distinction: Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Fractures, Lower Back Strain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. William Louis Bockenek, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. William Bockenek's specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bockenek include nerve conduction studies (NCS), spinal cord injuries, and administrative medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bockenek obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Bockenek's distinctions include: Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Awardee; Best Doctor's Award (2006-2008); and Department of PMR Teaching Award. His professional affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Administrative Medicine, Spinal Cord Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishwa Sharma Raj, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Vishwa Raj's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Raj include neurorehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, and cancer rehabilitation. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Raj trained at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Firestarter Award, Carolinas Healthcare System. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation, Amputee Rehabilitation, Lymphedema

Dr. Stephanie Jean Plummer, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2801 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Stephanie Plummer specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Charlotte, NC. She takes Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Plummer is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Plummer welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ronald Vandernoord, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2001 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Ronald Vandernoord practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Vandernoord completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Vandernoord's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. James Robert Alexander, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2001 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. James Alexander's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Alexander's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal pain, pain management, and lower back pain. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Alexander attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. Vu Quoc Chi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Vu Nguyen practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from Michigan State University. Dr. Nguyen's medical residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center. His areas of expertise include concussion, leg pain, and sports health. He takes Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Charlotte's Top Doctors, Charlotte Magazine and Best Doctors in America list. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Headache, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Patrick Zuhosky, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2801 Randolph Road; Suite 100
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Joseph Zuhosky is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Zuhosky is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Carolinas Medical Center. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Puneet Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Puneet Aggarwal specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Aggarwal's clinical interests include spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-University. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Aggarwal has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America list (2013-2014) and Top Doctors List, Charlotte Magazine (2006-2014).

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. Frank Ernest Lorch IV, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2801 Randolph Road; Suite 100
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Frank Lorch is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. Dr. Lorch is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Lorch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. David Raymond Wiercisiewski, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. David Wiercisiewski is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Wiercisiewski's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Dr. Matthew Bradley Shall, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Shall is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shall include stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Shall is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

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Clinical interests: Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr. John Arthur Welshofer, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John Welshofer sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal injuries, and neck problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Welshofer is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Welshofer graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Neck Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Douglas Michael Thommen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Douglas Thommen is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Thommen is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at JFK Medical Center, Dr. Thommen attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Thommen takes Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Associate Professor, Wingate University PA School.

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Dr. Latanya Denise Lofton, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Latanya Lofton practices spinal cord injury medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lofton include amputee rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lofton studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Lofton is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Amputee Rehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke Rehabilitation

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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.