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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.

Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Statistics on Doctor.com

Top 10 Insurances Physiatrists accept:

  1. Aetna (8130 providers)
  2. Cigna (7713 providers)
  3. BlueCross BlueShield (7423 providers)
  4. Humana Health (5723 providers)
  5. Multiplan PHCS (4934 providers)
  6. United Health Care (4770 providers)
  7. Coventry (4557 providers)
  8. Medicare (4289 providers)
  9. Medicaid (4153 providers)
  10. Cigna (3513 providers)

States with the most Physiatrists:

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Texas
  5. Florida

Cities with the most Physiatrists:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Philadelphia, PA
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Seattle, WA


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Physiatrists on Doctor.com:13531
Percentage of Physiatrists who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:100%
Physiatrists listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:23.8 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Physiatrists:36/80
Average Overall User Rating for Physiatrists:4 (out of 5)

Physiatrists by State

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Texas
  5. Florida
  6. Illinois
  7. Ohio
  8. Michigan
  9. New Jersey
  10. Washington
  11. Virginia
  12. North Carolina
  13. Maryland
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Colorado
  16. Minnesota
  17. Massachusetts
  18. Georgia
  19. Missouri
  20. Indiana
  21. Arizona
  22. Tennessee
  23. Louisiana
  24. Oregon
  25. South Carolina
  26. Alabama
  27. Nevada
  28. Utah
  29. Maine
  30. Kansas
  31. Kentucky
  32. District of Columbia
  33. Delaware
  34. Nebraska
  35. New Hampshire
  36. Oklahoma
  37. South Dakota
  38. Connecticut
  39. Hawaii
  40. Iowa
  41. Arkansas
  42. Mississippi
  43. New Mexico
  44. Idaho
  45. Montana
  46. West Virginia
  47. Puerto Rico
  48. Virgin Islands
  49. Rhode Island
  50. Alaska
  51. North Dakota
  52. Vermont
  53. Marshall Islands
  54. Unknown
  55. Wyoming

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