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We found 5 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Gold HMO near Chattanooga, TN.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1010 East Third Street; Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Paul Hoffmann's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Hoffmann is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
5211 Highway 153; Suite M
Hixson, TN
 

Dr. Mary McDonald works as a rehabilitation physician. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonald studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2412 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Muhammad Munir specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Munir is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1 Siskin Plaza; Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Susan Council is a Chattanooga, TN physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Council takes. She studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
975 East 3rd Street; #379
Chattanooga, TN
 

Dr. Stephan Eselgroth, who practices in Nashville, TN and Chattanooga, TN, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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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.