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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 (7909 providers)
  2. Cigna (7726 providers)
  3. BlueCross BlueShield (7436 providers)
  4. Humana Health (5837 providers)
  5. Multiplan PHCS (4946 providers)
  6. United Health Care (4904 providers)
  7. Coventry (4569 providers)
  8. Medicare (4297 providers)
  9. Medicaid (4164 providers)
  10. Cigna (3424 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:13545
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. Georgia
  18. Missouri
  19. Massachusetts
  20. Indiana
  21. Arizona
  22. Tennessee
  23. Louisiana
  24. South Carolina
  25. Alabama
  26. Oregon
  27. Nevada
  28. Utah
  29. Kansas
  30. Kentucky
  31. Maine
  32. Nebraska
  33. District of Columbia
  34. Delaware
  35. New Hampshire
  36. Oklahoma
  37. South Dakota
  38. Hawaii
  39. Iowa
  40. Arkansas
  41. Connecticut
  42. Mississippi
  43. New Mexico
  44. Montana
  45. Idaho
  46. West Virginia
  47. Virgin Islands
  48. Rhode Island
  49. Alaska
  50. North Dakota
  51. Vermont
  52. Marshall Islands
  53. Puerto Rico
  54. Unknown
  55. Wyoming

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