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Specializes in Physiatry
8601 W Main Street; Suite 101
Belleville, IL

Dr. Hafiz Khattak specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Khattak's areas of expertise include pain management. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Des Peres Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
180 South Third Street; Suite 102
Belleville, IL

Dr. Latha Ravi specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Ravi's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
916 Talon Drive; Suite 102
O Fallon, IL

Dr. Maria Cunningham is an O'Fallon, IL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry
4700 Memorial Drive; Suite 200
Belleville, IL

Dr. Mariam Chowdhry works as a physiatrist. Dr. Chowdhry has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry
180 S 3rd Street; Suite 102
Belleville, IL

Dr. Sri Patchala specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Patchala honors Medicare 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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