We found 5 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Waco, TX.

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Dr. Lucinda Trippe Myers, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Lucinda Myers is a rehabilitation physician in Waco, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Myers takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Edward Wright is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Waco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include spinal cord injuries, splinting (splint application), and orthotics. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Wright attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Health System. His professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Dr. Wright is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Paul A Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Waco Hillcrest Medical Office Building Ii
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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. 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: Amputation, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Joint Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

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 works in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Kannada, and Hindi. She 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)

Dr. Richard Elton Scott Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Richard Scott is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Waco, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott takes. He obtained his medical school training at 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 and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Scott has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1997-1998. Dr. Scott 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)

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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.
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