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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 is a specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. He 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wright include splinting (splint application) and orthotics. Dr. Wright takes Aetna EPO, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to 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 is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Friedman graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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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 physiatrist in Waco, TX. She is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Myers 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Scott is 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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently 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 foreign languages: 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)

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Specializes in Physiatry
3000 Herning Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Olga Doroftei is a physiatrist. Dr. Doroftei takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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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.