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We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near El Paso, TX.

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Specializes in Physiatry
4532 N Mesa Street; 2nd Floor
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Brian August is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in El Paso, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. August average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. August honors. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1720 Murchison
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mrochek is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in El Paso, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry
1700 Murchison
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Michael Boone works as a physiatrist in El Paso, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
3800 N Mesa Street; Ste A2-343
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Callenda Hacker's specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School 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.