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 rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Stokes average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee injury, and joint pain. Dr. Stokes is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at National Rehabilitation Hospital for residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of epidural steroid injection, osteopathic medicine, and radiofrequency ablation. Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mogilevsky takes. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Mogilevsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. Dr. Mogilevsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 works as a physiatrist in New York, NY. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Lachmann's practice, she is particularly interested in back pain, neck pain, and cancer rehabilitation. She is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lachmann 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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldenberg is in-network for Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Goldenberg (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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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 professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hryhorowych attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hryhorowych speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Physiatry
339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Pinar Atakent's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Atakent is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Atakent (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cantonese.

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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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