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 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
495 N 13th Street
Newark, 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

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

Specializes in Physiatry
960 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Cava specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in West Orange, NJ. Dr. Cava has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Cava is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He has received the following distinction: 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'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

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