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

Dr. Scott Joseph Lamb, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Scott Lamb's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Pittsburg, TX and Tyler, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Lamb is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamb's areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamb honors. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Perry Chandler Wallach, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1000 E Fifth Street; Suite 400
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Perry Wallach is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wallach attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Dr. Kenneth Ray Kemp Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
700 Olympic Plaza; #850
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Kemp works as a physiatrist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kemp honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry
701 Olympic Plaza Circle; Second Floor
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Donald Arego is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Arego is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
820 S Baxter Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Sigal is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She 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.