We found 6 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Gold HMO near Munster, IN.

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James Sliwa DO
Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN

Dr. James Sliwa's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Sliwa studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sliwa include back pain, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sliwa has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Sliwa's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Back Pain

Dr. Prasanth Nuthakki MD
Specializes in Physiatry
759 45th Avenue; Suite 201
Munster, IN

Dr. Prasanth Nuthakki is a rehabilitation physician in Munster, IN. Dr. Nuthakki is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond and Franciscan Health Dyer. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Michael J. Spence MD
Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 4.5 stars (11 ratings)
1650 45th Avenue; Suite 2c
Munster, IN

Dr. Michael Spence is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Munster, IN. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spence accepts.

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Nelson McLemore MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
16300 Wausau Avenue
South Holland, IL

Dr. Nelson McLemore works as a rehabilitation physician and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist in Palos Heights, IL, South Holland, IL, and Maywood, IL. Dr. McLemore attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McLemore completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry
601 Sheffield Avenue
Dyer, IN

Dr. Kunwarjit Duggal is a physiatrist. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Duggal honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
9200 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN

Dr. Leda Ghannad is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She works in Munster, IN. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghannad takes.

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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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