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We found 54 rehabilitation physicians who accept Medicare near Charlotte, NC.

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

Dr. Sonya Rissmiller specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: concussion, amputee rehabilitation, and leg pain. Dr. Rissmiller is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rissmiller is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Carolinas Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors List, Charlotte Magazine; Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor; and Charlotte's Top Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Stanly Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. William Bockenek is a specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. He works in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Bockenek studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockenek include nerve conduction studies (NCS), spinal cord injuries, and administrative medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Awardee; Best Doctor's Award (2006-2008); and Department of PMR Teaching Award. Dr. Bockenek's 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. Heather Schlesner Havlik, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
1001 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Heather Havlik, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Havlik's clinical interests: foot problems, lower back strain, and pain management. She honors Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She has received the following distinction: Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor. Dr. Havlik is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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

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

Dr. Vishwa Raj practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Raj has indicated that his clinical interests include neurorehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, and cancer rehabilitation. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Raj has received professional recognition including the following: Firestarter Award, Carolinas Healthcare System. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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

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

Dr. Vu Nguyen's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include concussion, leg pain, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. He attended medical school at Michigan State University. His medical residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Charlotte's Top Doctors, Charlotte Magazine and Best Doctors in America list.

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

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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. Dr. Lorch honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His 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. Stephanie Jean Plummer, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2801 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Stephanie Plummer is a rehabilitation physician in Charlotte, NC. She attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for residency. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Plummer's professional affiliations include Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Plummer is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ronald Vandernoord's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Vandernoord attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. In his practice, Dr. Vandernoord focuses on pain management. Dr. Vandernoord honors Medicare insurance. His 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. Joseph Patrick Zuhosky, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2801 Randolph Road; Suite 100
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Joseph Zuhosky specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Huntersville, NC and Charlotte, NC. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zuhosky at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Carolinas Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Zuhosky studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for his residency.

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

Dr. Puneet Aggarwal sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In Dr. Aggarwal's practice, he is particularly interested in spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-University. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes 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. David Raymond Wiercisiewski, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. David Wiercisiewski works as a physiatrist in Charlotte, NC. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wiercisiewski is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Timothy Bryan Miller, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Timothy Miller's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include stroke rehabilitation. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

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Clinical interests: Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Matthew Shall works as a physiatrist in Charlotte, NC and Belmont, NC. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shall include stroke rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Shall is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Dr. John Welshofer is a physiatrist. 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 honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Welshofer obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional 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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Charlotte, NC and Belmont, NC. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Thommen studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Thommen completed a residency program at JFK Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Associate Professor, Wingate University PA School. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Thommen is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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

Dr. James Alexander's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Charlotte, NC. His clinical interests include spinal pain, pain management, and lower back pain. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Alexander attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Alexander's residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

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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.