We found 5 rehabilitation physicians who accept Health Net near La Mesa, CA.

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Roxanne Audrey Hon MD
Specializes in Physiatry
8030 La Mesa Boulevard; #143
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roxanne Hon's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school, Dr. Hon completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Hon has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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John Jahan M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry
5565 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. John Jahan is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Jahan completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), head injury, and trigger point injections. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Jahan's professional affiliations include Sharp Community Medical Group, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

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Oleg M. Gavrilyuk M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2302
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Gavrilyuk is a physiatrist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitation and Hygiene. Dr. Gavrilyuk has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Gavrilyuk is conversant in Russian.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Johnathan Halperin's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Halperin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry
7862 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Brian Lane practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lane is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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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