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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 works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Powell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell accepts. Dr. Powell studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is open to 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's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and rehabilitative services; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. West graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. West is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rachel Martin is a specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Eric Ray specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Southlake, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Ray performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Specializes in Physiatry
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hima Doppalapudi sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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.