Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Grouping: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Taxonomy Code# 208100000X) is a health care provider taxonomy defined by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association.

Taxonomy Overview

Taxonomy Code 208100000X
Classification Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Grouping Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
Number of Providers 15065

Definition Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics and mechanical and electrical devices.
Notes: Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]
- Additional Resources: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007. http://www.abpmr.org/. American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007. http://www.osteopathic.org/certification
- Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Classification Information Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

All Specializations of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialization Definition
General Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics and mechanical and electrical devices.
Brain Injury Medicine A Brain Injury Medicine physician specializes in disorders of brain function due to injury and disease. These disorders encompass a range of medical, physical, neurologic, cognitive, sensory, and behavioral disorders that result in psychosocial, educational, and vocational consequences.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to maximize quality of life while addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family throughout the course of the disease, through the dying process, and beyond for the family. This specialist has expertise in the assessment of patients with advanced disease; the relief of distressing symptoms; the coordination of interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care in diverse venues; the use of specialized care systems including hospice; the management of the imminently dying patient; and legal and ethical decision making in end-of-life care.
Neuromuscular Medicine A physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine possesses specialized knowledge in the science, clinical evaluation and management of these disorders. This encompasses the knowledge of the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders at a level that is significantly beyond the training and knowledge expected of a general neurologist, child neurologist or physiatrist.
Pain Medicine A physician who provides a high level of care, either as a primary physician or consultant, for patients experiencing problems with acute, chronic or cancer pain in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Patient care needs may also be coordinated with other specialists.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine A physiatrist who utilizes an interdisciplinary approach and addresses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments including related or secondary medical, physical, functional, psychosocial and vocational limitations or conditions, with an understanding of the life course of disability. This physician is trained in the identification of functional capabilities and selection of the best of rehabilitation intervention strategies, with an understanding of the continuum of care.
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine A physician who addresses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of traumatic spinal cord injury and non-traumatic etiologies of spinal cord dysfunction by working in an interdisciplinary manner. Care is provided to patients of all ages on a lifelong basis and covers related medical, physical, psychological and vocational disabilities and complications.
Sports Medicine A physician who specializes in Sports Medicine is responsible for continuous care related to the enhancement of health and fitness as well as the prevention of injury and illness. The specialist possesses knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury from many areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation and injuries. It is the goal of a Sports Medicine specialist to improve the healthcare of the individual engaged in physical exercise.

Group Information Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians

All Classifications of Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians

Classification Specializations
Allergy & Immunology
Anesthesiology
Clinical Pharmacology
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Dermatology
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
General Practice
Hospitalist
Independent Medical Examiner
Internal Medicine
Legal Medicine
Medical Genetics
Neurological Surgery
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & OMM
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pain Medicine
Pathology
Pediatrics
Phlebology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry & Neurology
Radiology
Surgery
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Transplant Surgery
Urology

Providers Information

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation · All Providers

NPI Name Address
1164023982 Tabitha Lyn Ganske 27 Auerbach Pl, Glen Carbon, IL 62034-1596
1659972719 Port Washington Medical Rehabilitation (Organization) 41 Corchaug Ave, Port Washington, NY 11050-2019
1841891298 James T Gilas M.d. Spine and Joint Center Pllc (Organization) 26635 Southfield Rd, Lathrup Village, MI 48076-4530
1477154730 Drew Matthew Lemay 2501 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3350
1699376129 Star Medcare PC (Organization) 62 Elizabeth Ave., Newark, NJ 07108
1891396339 Isle of Wellness Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC (Organization) 9501 3rd Ave Unit 5, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1967
1982204939 Mark Anthony Diehl 1553 State Highway 27, Suite 3100, Somerset, NJ 08873
1821698325 Karen Pena 930 S Mount Vernon Ave, Grand Terrace, CA 92324-3928
1821697442 Heather Spadola 314 S Muhlenberg St, Allentown, PA 18104-6516
1649879263 Sarah E Turetzkin 1212 Route 34 Ste 24-25, Aberdeen, NJ 07747-1903
1477152023 Leap Physical Therapy, Pllc (Organization) 1708 Dakota Ave, Richmond, VA 23220-6911
1598364143 Lighthouse Pt & Sports Medicine (Organization) 15413 E Valleyway, Building B-200, Spokane Valley, WA 99037
1265031272 Optimal Rehab Care, LLC (Organization) 872 Woodside Rd, Maitland, FL 32751-5134
1902405996 Christy E Worsoe 1532 Gregory Ave, Union, NJ 07083-5542
1932708286 Christopher Plumos Macasio 1912 Mimosa Dr, Corsicana, TX 75110-2094
1104425529 Active Life Health of Columbia, LLC (Organization) 2000 Center Point Rd Ste 2360, Columbia, SC 29210-5826
1952900243 New Beginnings Medical and Rehabilitation Center Inc (Organization) 13501 Sw 128th St Unit 201-202, Miami, FL 33186-5882
1508464967 Everett Hills Md - Function Focused Pmr Care LLC (Organization) 503 Bridge St Ste 5, New Cumberland, PA 17070-1972
1982202313 Harvey Levitan 301 E 79th St Apt 28n, New York, NY 10075-0947
1922606367 Regen Med Pllc (Organization) 4101 Greenbriar Dr Ste 200, Houston, TX 77098-5244

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