We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Hamilton, NJ.

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Dr. Frank John Michael Michael Colarusso, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2501 Kuser Road; Floor 3
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Colarusso is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteopathic manipulation, acute pain, and electromyography (EMG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colarusso obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Ultrasound, Osteopathic Manipulation, Injections, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain

Specializes in Physiatry
2271 Route 33; Suite 103
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Youssef Josephson is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Josephson trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include pain management. He is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Josephson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Lithuanian. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Kennedy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Rikin J Patel, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2501 Kuser Road; 3rd Floor
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Rikin Patel's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in pain. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patel studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks French and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Concussion

Dr. Gautam Himanshu Kothari, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2501 Kuser Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Gautam Kothari, who practices in Hamilton, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Kothari's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kothari's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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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