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Dr. Matthew Ivan Lipp, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
Newark Airport Medical Offices; Newark International Airport Building 339
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Lipp is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Lipp's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Lipp has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lipp is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Rotator Cuff Problems, Sports Injuries, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. Edwin Michael Gangemi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
15 Newark Avenue
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Edwin Gangemi's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Gangemi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry
15 Newark
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Felix Almentero is a rehabilitation physician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Almentero include pain management. Dr. Almentero is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
586 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Bleiweiss specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine and practices in Caldwell, NJ, Kearny, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Bleiweiss is in-network for MultiPlan, Coventry, First Health, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Bleiweiss attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15 Newark Avenue
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Marini is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Marini's clinical interests encompass pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
370 River Road
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Kirk Lercher specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Lercher include concussion, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and subarachnoid hemorrhage. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lercher obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Clinical interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Ultrasound, Subdural Hematoma, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Traumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick D Gangemi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5 Franklin Avenue; Suite 302
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Frederick Gangemi is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Gangemi graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15 Newark Avenue; 15 Newark Avenue
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Shailendra Hajela's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Belleville, NJ. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Hajela is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hajela is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry
119 Clifford Street #137; Suite 101
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Meer works as a rehabilitation physician in Newark, NJ. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Meer is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Other, Internal Medicine
Clara Maass Medical Center; One Clara Maass Drive, Department of Anesthesia
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmed Abou-Taleb is a Belleville, NJ physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Abou-Taleb is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Internal Medicine
591 Summit Avenue; Suite #415
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Nihad Owaid practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Owaid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, orthotics, and cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Owaid is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owaid honors.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Orthotics, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Leroy Raphael Lindsay II, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
30 Bergen Street; #101
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Leroy Lindsay's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is especially interested in neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and traumatic brain injury. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lindsay takes. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

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Clinical interests: Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury

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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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