We found 4 rehabilitation physicians who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Waco, TX.

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Dr Lucinda Trippe Myers M D
Specializes in Physiatry
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX

Dr. Lucinda Myers is a rehabilitation physician. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Myers attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Myers accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Dr Paul A Friedman MD
Specializes in Physiatry
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX

Dr. Paul Friedman is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Richard Elton Scott Jr DO
Specializes in Physiatry
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX

Dr. Richard Scott is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Waco, TX. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Scott completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1997-1998. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Dr Edward Anthony Wright MEDICAL DOCTOR
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
6101 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX

Dr. Edward Wright is a medical specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Health System's residency program.

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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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