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We found 3 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Brent Byron Belvin, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Brent Belvin, who practices in Allen, TX and Richardson, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Belvin completed his residency training at JPS Health Network and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In his practice, Dr. Belvin focuses on pain management. Patients gave Dr. Belvin an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Belvin is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1441 Redbud Boulevard; #261
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Richard Brown's specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Specializes in Physiatry
4201 Medcal Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Shikaripur Manjunath is a rehabilitation physician in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Manjunath (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Hindi. Dr. Manjunath studied medicine at J.J.M. Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.