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We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Altoona, PA.

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Specializes in Physiatry
205 Tennyson Avenue; Suite C
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Morgan's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, Dr. Morgan speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He attended CETEC University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Fairway Drive
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. David Bozak works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Bozak is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Physiatry
2005 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Altoona, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Physiatry
2005 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Hugh Newman works as a rehabilitation physician in Altoona, PA. Dr. Newman is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Newman completed a residency program at the University of Chicago 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.