We found 35 rehabilitation physicians who accept Railroad Medicare near Charlestown, MA.

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Dr. Donna L. Nimec MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Donna Nimec's specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Nimec (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Telephone Interpretation, and Sign Language. She has a special interest in concussion, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Nimec is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Nimec has received professional recognition including the following: St Gene Research Award; Liutenant Governor'S Award; and Burrough-Welcome Community Service Award. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Gait and Motion Analysis, Cerebral Palsy, Concussion, Spinal Cord Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Elson M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and cancer rehabilitation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Elson graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Elson's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Rehabilitation, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Dr. Dana Helice Kotler M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Dana Kotler practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kotler speaks French. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Alec L. Meleger MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
average rating 3.7 stars (5 ratings)
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alec Meleger is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Meleger a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spinal injection, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Meleger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Meleger attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Meleger has received the distinction of Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey Center Suite 3800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Binder is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Binder's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, herniated disc, and sciatica. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Binder accepts. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Binder trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Binder include: Chief Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center; Partners in Excellence Award- Category Leadership and Innovation (and); and Partners in Excellence Team Award-Back Pain Care Redesign Team. In addition to English, Dr. Binder (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 2.37 stars (2 ratings)
125 Nashua Street; 7th Floor Pm&r Office
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carina O'Neill works as a rehabilitation physician. She is especially interested in osteopathic manipulation. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. O'Neill completed her residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Neill has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Manipulation

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Ann-Marie Thomas is a rehabilitation physician in Boston, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Sandwich, MA. Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Cape Cod Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Thomas attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She has received distinctions including Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Of The Year; Excellence In Teaching, Harvard Medical School; and Partners In Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Specializes in Physiatry
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gary Polykoff's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests include pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Polykoff is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Polykoff's education and training includes medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy and residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received the distinction of **specialty In Pain Medicine**. In addition to English, Dr. Polykoff (or staff) speaks Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, stress fractures, and women's sports medicine. Dr. McInnis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. McInnis attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. McInnis is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Sports Medicine, Overuse Injuries, Hip Injury, Knee Injury, Stress Fractures, Platelet Rich ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Seth Herman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Charlestown, MA and Boston, MA. Before performing his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Herman attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Teacher of the Year; Meyer Gunther Award; and Kovler Family Resident Award. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Herman is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jason Frankel sees patients in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Frankel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. These areas are among Dr. Frankel's clinical interests: spasticity and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Frankel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Herman J Flax Resident Education and Leadership Award and Virginia Commonwealth Univ Dept of PM & R Award. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Randie Black-Schaffer's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include spasticity. Dr. Black-Schaffer is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Black-Schaffer performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Resident Teaching Award, Tufts Univ School of Medicine; New England Rehabilitation Hospital Young Stroke Program 10th Anniversary Leadership Award; and Phys Med & Rehabil Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Black-Schaffer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schneider is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider honors. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Schneider completed a residency program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell works as a physiatrist. Dr. Crandell attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crandell has received distinctions including Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey of Fame; and New England Wheelchair Athletic Association Hall Hero Among US Award, Boston Celtics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Amputee Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Leonid Shinchuk specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, he speaks Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in trigger point injections, sports health, and spine problems. Dr. Shinchuk is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Shinchuk has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Trigger Point Injections

Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 3.87 stars (4 ratings)
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Zacharia Isaac is a rehabilitation physician. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isaac's clinical interests encompass pain management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Isaac has received professional recognition including the following: Earl C. Elkin'S Award. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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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