We found 6 rehabilitation physicians who accept First Health near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Wayne Laurence Stokes, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
333 East 38th Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Wayne Stokes is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Stokes's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee injury, and joint pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Stokes average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Stokes is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Joint Pain, Lumbar Spine Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
369 Lexington Avenue; Suite 800
New York, NY

Dr. Mila Mogilevsky works as a rehabilitation physician in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Mogilevsky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. Her areas of expertise consist of epidural steroid injection, osteopathic medicine, and radiofrequency ablation. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Mogilevsky graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiofrequency Ablation, Epidural Steroid Injection, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry, Other
117 1/2 E 62nd Street
New York, NY

Dr. Elisabeth Lachmann is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in New York, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lachmann include back pain, neck pain, and cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Lachmann has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lachmann obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Neck Pain, Cancer Rehabilitation, Back Pain

Dr. Joyce Goldenberg, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
200 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Joyce Goldenberg specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldenberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, First Health, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldenberg accepts. She graduated from Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). Dr. Goldenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Physiatry
339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Pinar Atakent is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Atakent studied medicine at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Atakent (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Physiatry
147 E 26th Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Artur Hryhorowych's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hryhorowych is conversant in Spanish.

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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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