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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Lipp is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Lipp attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipp accepts. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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

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 addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Marini is especially interested in pain management. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Marini graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
15 Newark
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Felix Almentero is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Almentero graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Almentero include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas 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 is a Belleville, NJ physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gangemi accepts. Before performing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Gangemi attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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 works in Belleville, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hajela include pain management. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He honors 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. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
306 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Bowen practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Newark, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Bowen attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bowen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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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
960 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Cava is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Cava attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. His areas of expertise include pain management. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cava honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Abou-Taleb speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abou-Taleb is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more.

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

Dr. Joel Meer is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Meer is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is professionally 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.
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