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We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Lawrenceville, NJ.

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Dr. Frank John Michael Michael Colarusso, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3120 Princeton Pike; Mercer - Bucks Orthopaedics Pc #1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Colarusso is a physiatrist and pain specialist. Dr. Colarusso's areas of expertise include the following: osteopathic manipulation, acute pain, and electromyography (EMG). He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Colarusso speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Rikin Jagdish Patel, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3120 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Rikin Patel's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include pain. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Concussion

Dr. Jerrold Aaron Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Two Capital Way; Suite 456
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Jerrold Friedman's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Friedman's areas of expertise include the following: manipulative therapy and acupuncture treatment. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Capital Health. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Staten Island University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: US NEWS and World Report Top Doc; Inside Jersey Top Doc; and South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice Top Doc.

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Clinical interests: Manipulative Therapy, Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Gautam Himanshu Kothari, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
3120 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Gautam Kothari practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Hamilton, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ. Dr. Kothari has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.