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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

Top 10 Insurances Physiatrists accept:

  1. Aetna (8763 providers)
  2. Cigna (8449 providers)
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (7167 providers)
  4. Humana Health (5483 providers)
  5. UnitedHealthcare (5121 providers)
  6. Multiplan PHCS (4632 providers)
  7. Coventry Health Care (4614 providers)
  8. Medicare (4057 providers)
  9. Medicaid (3917 providers)
  10. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (3278 providers)

States with the most Physiatrists:

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

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
Percentage of Physiatrists who are listed as "Board Certified" on
Physiatrists listed on have been practicing for an average of:26.8 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Physiatrists:31/80
Average Overall User Rating for Physiatrists:4 (out of 5)

Physiatrists by State

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

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