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We found 5 rehabilitation physicians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Temple, TX.

Dr. James Herman Albers, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. James Albers' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. Dr. Albers's distinctions include: Chief Resident, Department PM&R; the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Member, TMA Committee on Sports Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Botox Injection, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Ace Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Pmr
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Friedman attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Friedman has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Joint Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Marie McGowan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jill McGowan is a rehabilitation physician in Temple, TX. Dr. McGowan's areas of clinical interest consist of stroke and brain injury. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGowan graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Stroke, Brain Injury

Dr. Fouzia Shabana Khan, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Fouzia Khan specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Khan attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Manipulation, Nerve Conduction Studies, Trigger Point Injections, Joint Injections, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Stanley works as a rehabilitation physician and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Temple, TX. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Stanley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.