We found 7 rehabilitation physicians who accept Medicare near Warwick, RI.

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Marc Adams, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Physical Therapy
15 Catamore Boulevard
Riverside, RI
 

Dr. Marc Adams practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and physical therapy. He takes Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Matthew Joseph Smith, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1351 South County Tr; Suite 220
East Greenwich, RI
 

Dr. Matthew Smith's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1351 South County Trail; Building 1-suite 100
East Greenwich, RI
 

Dr. George Pasquarello specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in East Greenwich, RI. Dr. Pasquarello is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. John Ronald Carbon Jr., MS, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. John Carbon sees patients in Warwick, RI. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Carbon studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Specializes in Physiatry
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Uma Rao is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Rao graduated from Guntur Medical College and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and Newport Hospital (Newport, RI). Dr. Rao's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1351 South County Trail; Building 1, Suite 100
East Greenwich, RI
 

Dr. Claudia Wheeler is a rehabilitation physician. She obtained her medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Wheeler honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Aziza Kamani is a physiatrist. Dr. Kamani is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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