We found 15 rehabilitation physicians who accept Aetna near Belleville, NJ.

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Dr. Matthew Ivan Lipp, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
Newark Airport Medical Offices; Newark International Airport Building 339
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Lipp is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Lipp is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Lipp honors Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Lipp is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Rotator Cuff Problems, Sports Injuries, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. Jay E Bowen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
306 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Bowen's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Bone Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15 Newark Avenue
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Marini is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Marini focuses on pain management. Dr. Marini is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Marini speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Kirk Lercher, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
370 River Road
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Kirk Lercher's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Lercher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Lercher welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
586 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Bleiweiss is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine specialist in Caldwell, NJ, Kearny, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He takes MultiPlan, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bleiweiss's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Bleiweiss (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Bleiweiss's professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15 Newark Avenue; 15 Newark Avenue
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Shailendra Hajela is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hajela include pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hajela is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Edwin Michael Gangemi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
15 Newark Avenue
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Edwin Gangemi's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, Dr. Gangemi performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry
15 Newark
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Felix Almentero is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Belleville, NJ. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Almentero is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Frederick D Gangemi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5 Franklin Avenue; Suite 302
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Frederick Gangemi is a physiatrist in Maplewood, NJ, Highlands, NJ, and Belleville, NJ. Dr. Gangemi is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Other, Internal Medicine
Clara Maass Medical Center; One Clara Maass Drive, Department of Anesthesia
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmed Abou-Taleb sees patients in Belleville, NJ. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abou-Taleb takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry
90 Bergen Street; Suite 8100
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Chetan Malik practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Malik takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Malik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Degraff Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Internal Medicine
591 Summit Avenue; Suite #415
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Nihad Owaid's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, orthotics, and cancer rehabilitation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Owaid accepts Amerigroup, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. Dr. Owaid (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Owaid is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Orthotics, Cancer Rehabilitation, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
119 Clifford Street #137; Suite 101
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Meer's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Meer attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Kelleher's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kelleher is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Leroy Raphael Lindsay II, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
30 Bergen Street; #101
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Leroy Lindsay's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise consist of neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Lindsay is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

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Clinical interests: Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury

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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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