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We found 5 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Gregory David Powell, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5701 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Powell's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Powell is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Powell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Powell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Rehabilitative Services
4103 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Don West is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and rehabilitative services specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. West is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. West speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5323 Harry Hines
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Eric Ray is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Martin is a pediatric physiatrist in Harlingen, TX and Dallas, TX. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin honors.

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Specializes in Physiatry
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hima Doppalapudi is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Doppalapudi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College.

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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.