We found 33 rehabilitation physicians who accept Railroad Medicare near Charlestown, MA.

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Dr. Donna L Nimec, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Donna Nimec works as a pediatric physiatrist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include concussion, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. Dr. Nimec is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her distinctions include: St Gene Research Award; Liutenant Governor'S Award; and Burrough-Welcome Community Service Award. In addition to English, Dr. Nimec (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Telephone Interpretation, and Sign Language. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Nimec has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Elson attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Elson speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Dana Kotler practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Charlestown, MA. Dr. Kotler is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Kotler trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Kotler speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alec L Meleger, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alec Meleger's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meleger's areas of expertise include spinal injection, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neck pain. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Meleger's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks the following 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
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey Center Suite 3800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Binder is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Binder trained at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Binder include trigger point injections, herniated disc, and sciatica. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Binder honors. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Binder (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Binder is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street; 7th Floor Pm&r Office
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Boston, MA and Braintree, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Neill include osteopathic manipulation. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. O'Neill attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. O'Neill accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pregnancy, Amputees

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Ann-Marie Thomas practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Boston, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Sandwich, MA. In her practice, Dr. Thomas focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Thomas's distinctions include: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Of The Year; Excellence In Teaching, Harvard Medical School; and Partners In Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Specializes in Physiatry
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gary Polykoff is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Polykoff attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy for medical school. His areas of expertise include pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Polykoff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Polykoff has received the distinction of **specialty In Pain Medicine**. Dr. Polykoff (or staff) speaks Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis is a physiatrist. Dr. McInnis studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of knee injury, stress fractures, and overuse injuries. Dr. McInnis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Women's Sports Medicine, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Hip Injury, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Seth Herman is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herman accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Herman include: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Teacher of the Year; Meyer Gunther Award; and Kovler Family Resident Award. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Herman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Injury

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jason Frankel, who practices in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Frankel attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of spasticity and stroke. Dr. Frankel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Herman J Flax Resident Education and Leadership Award and Virginia Commonwealth Univ Dept of PM & R Award. Dr. Frankel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Randie Black-Schaffer, who practices in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Black-Schaffer has a special interest in spasticity. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received the following distinctions: 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 the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Black-Schaffer's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schneider's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Schneider welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Crandell include amputee rehabilitation. Dr. Crandell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His distinctions include: 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. Dr. Crandell is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Amputee Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Leonid Shinchuk practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests include trigger point injections, sports health, and spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Shinchuk attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Shinchuk is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Zacharia Isaac specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. On average, patients gave Dr. Isaac a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Isaac graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Earl C. Elkin'S Award. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, 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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