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

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

Dr. Marc Adams works as a physiatrist and physical therapist. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Adams's office for an appointment. Dr. Adams obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Dr. George Joseph Pasquarello III, MD, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1351 South County Trail; Building 1-suite 100
East Greenwich, RI
 

Dr. George Pasquarello's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and osteopathic manipulative medicine; he sees patients in East Greenwich, RI. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Pasquarello is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Matthew Joseph Smith, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1351 South County Tr; Suite 100
East Greenwich, RI
 

Dr. Matthew Smith, who practices in East Greenwich, RI, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Dr. Claudia Ann Wheeler Elson, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1351 South County Trail; Building 1, Suite 100
East Greenwich, RI
 

Dr. Claudia Wheeler sees patients in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wheeler is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. John Carbon specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Warwick, RI. He obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carbon honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Uma Rao works as a physiatrist. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and Newport Hospital (Newport, RI). After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, Dr. Rao completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Aziza Kamani's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Kamani accepts 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.