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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Stokes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee injury, and joint pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stokes accepts. 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)

Dr. Mila Mogilevsky, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
369 Lexington Avenue; Suite 800
New York, NY

Dr. Mila Mogilevsky's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include epidural steroid injection, osteopathic medicine, and radiofrequency ablation. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Mogilevsky honors Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mogilevsky has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Mogilevsky (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiofrequency Ablation, Epidural Steroid Injection, Pain Management

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

Dr. Elisabeth Lachmann is a rehabilitation physician in New York, NY. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Lachmann completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is especially interested in back pain, neck pain, and cancer rehabilitation. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lachmann is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, POMCO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, First Health, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldenberg accepts. She studied medicine at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). Dr. Goldenberg (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Physiatry
339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Pinar Atakent is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Atakent is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in New York, NY. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hryhorowych studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hryhorowych honors.

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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.