We found 6 rehabilitation physicians who accept United Healthcare Silver near Pottstown, PA.

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Dr. Saloni Sharma, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
400 Enterprise Avenue
Limerick, PA
 

Dr. Saloni Sharma works as a physiatrist. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Sharma attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1603 E High Street; Suite A
Pottstown, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Chapis is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Pottstown, PA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chapis is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Chapis is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Dr. David Lloyd Lichten, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1603 E High Street; Suite A
Pottstown, PA
 

Dr. David Lichten's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lichten's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Lichten attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1601 Medical Drive
Pottstown, PA
 

Dr. William Cano sees patients in Pottstown, PA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cano is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1603 E High Street; Suite A
Pottstown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Haley is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Pottstown, PA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Haley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1603 E High Street; Suite A
Pottstown, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Dankmyer's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Dankmyer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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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