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We found 9 rehabilitation physicians who accept Consumer Health Network near Newark, NJ.

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's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. He takes Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipp attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lipp speaks 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bowen's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
495 N 13th Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Marini's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Marini studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry
960 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Cava practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in West Orange, NJ. On average, patients gave Dr. Cava a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Cava has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Edwin Gangemi, who practices in Belleville, NJ, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Gangemi's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Dr. Shailendra Hajela is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Belleville, NJ. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Hajela takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry
15 Newark
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Felix Almentero specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Belleville, NJ. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Almentero's clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Almentero takes.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Other, Internal Medicine
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmed Abou-Taleb is a rehabilitation physician. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abou-Taleb honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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

Dr. Joel Meer's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Meer takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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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.