We found 55 rehabilitation physicians who accept Medicare near Charlotte, NC.

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

Dr. Sonya Rissmiller's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Rissmiller is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include concussion, amputee rehabilitation, and leg pain. She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Stanly Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rissmiller is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Rissmiller attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Her areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, lower back strain, and patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee). Dr. Havlik is in-network for 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 distinction of Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor. Dr. Havlik is 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. Ronald Vandernoord, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2001 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Ronald Vandernoord's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Charlotte, NC, Matthews, NC, and Monroe, NC. Dr. Vandernoord's areas of expertise include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Vandernoord attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. William Bockenek, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockenek include nerve conduction studies (NCS), spinal cord injuries, and administrative medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bockenek has received professional recognition including the following: 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 sees patients in Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. In Dr. Lorch's practice, he is particularly interested in spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorch accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. James Alexander is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. Dr. Alexander graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alexander include spinal pain, pain management, and lower back pain. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Alexander honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with 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. Vishwa Sharma Raj, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Vishwa Raj practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Charlotte, NC. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raj include neurorehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, and cancer rehabilitation. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training 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. Latanya Denise Lofton, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Latanya Lofton is a specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. She works in Charlotte, NC. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Lofton attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in amputee rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. She honors Medicare insurance. 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

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

Dr. Vu Nguyen's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests include concussion, leg pain, and sports health. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Michigan State University, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Charlotte's Top Doctors, Charlotte Magazine and Best Doctors in America list. He is 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 works as a physiatrist and pain doctor in Charlotte, NC. His areas of clinical interest consist of spinal pain, pain management, and sports health. Dr. Aggarwal is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America list (2013-2014) and Top Doctors List, Charlotte Magazine (2006-2014). He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-University.

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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, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Plummer completed her residency training at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Plummer is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Wiercisiewski's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Wiercisiewski's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally 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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has indicated that his clinical interests include stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Shall is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal injuries, and neck problems. Dr. Welshofer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Welshofer trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency.

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

Dr. Alexander Walter Chasnis, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2001 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Alexander Chasnis specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Chasnis focuses on spinal pain, pain management, and lower back pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chasnis takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. Dr. Chasnis has an open panel.

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

Dr. Leon Makesi Chandler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Leon Chandler works as a physiatrist. His areas of expertise include the following: amputee rehabilitation, fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Chandler's professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Carolinas HealthCare System, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Chandler honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Amputee Rehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

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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.
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