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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. These areas are among Dr. Wright's clinical interests: splinting (splint application) and orthotics. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Aetna EPO, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at the University Health System, Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Waco Hillcrest Medical Office Building Ii
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Friedman has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally 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. Richard Elton Scott Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Richard Scott works as a rehabilitation physician. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Scott graduated from 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. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the distinction of 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. Lucinda Trippe Myers, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Lucinda Myers is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Myers attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Fouzia Shabana Khan, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Waco Hillcrest Medical Office Building Ii
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Fouzia Khan is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a physiatrist in Corinth, TX and Waco, TX. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.