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We found 6 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Waco, TX.

Dr. Edward Anthony Wright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
6101 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Edward Wright's specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wright trained at the University Health System. His areas of expertise include the following: splinting (splint application) and orthotics. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Orthotics, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Teaching, Outpatient Care, Surgical Procedures, Toe Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Ace Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman, who practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Friedman 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. Lucinda Trippe Myers, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Lucinda Myers is a Waco, TX physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Myers's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Richard Elton Scott Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Richard Scott, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Scott attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1997-1998. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Musculoskeletal Pain, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Fouzia Shabana Khan, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Fouzia Khan is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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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
3000 Herning Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Olga Doroftei practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.