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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite B200
Olney, MD

Dr. Thomas Heckman works as a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Heckman's clinical interests encompass pain management and musculoskeletal problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Heckman performed his residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heckman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 155
Olney, MD

Dr. Jason Pothast practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in concussion, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Pothast is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Pothast attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ultrasound, Soft Tissue Injections, Concussion, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite 155
Olney, MD

Dr. Fariba Shah is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Olney, MD. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sports health. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

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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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