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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise 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. Dr. Rissmiller takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Carolinas Medical Center's residency program. Her 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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Havlik include foot problems, lower back strain, and pain management. Dr. Havlik honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Havlik has received professional recognition including the following: Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor. She 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. Stephanie Jean Plummer, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2801 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Stephanie Plummer, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Plummer's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. Vishwa Raj is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, and cancer rehabilitation. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Raj is a graduate of 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. 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. Joseph Patrick Zuhosky, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2801 Randolph Road; Suite 100
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Joseph Zuhosky is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Huntersville, NC and Charlotte, NC. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Zuhosky's medical residency was performed at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zuhosky accepts Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Carolinas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. William Bockenek sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bockenek include nerve conduction studies (NCS), spinal cord injuries, and administrative medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he 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). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Awardee; Best Doctor's Award (2006-2008); and Department of PMR Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Frank Ernest Lorch IV, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2801 Randolph Road; Suite 100
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Frank Lorch's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Lorch's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. He is professionally 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. Lorch graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lorch completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Vandernoord, who practices in Charlotte, NC, Matthews, NC, and Monroe, NC, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Vandernoord focuses on pain management. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. Dr. Vandernoord accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Vandernoord obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Matthew Shall is a physiatrist in Charlotte, NC and Belmont, NC. His clinical interests encompass stroke rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. Dr. Shall honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr. James Robert Alexander, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1915 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. James Alexander, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal pain, pain management, and lower back pain. Dr. Alexander honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Carolinas Medical Center's residency program. 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: 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include concussion, leg pain, and sports health. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Michigan State University. His medical residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nguyen has received include Charlotte's Top Doctors, Charlotte Magazine and Best Doctors in America list. He 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. Puneet Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Puneet Aggarwal is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aggarwal include spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-University. Dr. Aggarwal takes Medicare insurance. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Aggarwal has received professional recognition including the following: 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, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Dr. Wiercisiewski takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. John Welshofer is a rehabilitation physician. His areas of expertise include the following: spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal injuries, and neck problems. Dr. Welshofer's professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Thommen attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at JFK Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Associate Professor, Wingate University PA School. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Latanya Lofton sees patients in Charlotte, NC. Her medical specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Lofton's areas of expertise consist of amputee rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is 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.