Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Taxonomy Code208100000X
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Generally, the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialty is fairly evenly split between males and females with 59% of providers reporting their gender as male and 40% reporting as female. People living in New York, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida enjoy living in one of the 5 most popular states/territories where Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers practice. In all, there are 17,758 registered Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers in the United States with over 1,451 of those located in New York alone while around 1,434 chose to practice in California. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers have been assigned the 208100000X taxonomy code in the NPI registry, which is a Level II Classification. Click here for more information about medical specialty types.
Overall, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists practice in 55 different states/territories and can be categorized into 7 different Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation sub-specialties: Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Physical Medicine), Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine (Physical Medicine), Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and Sports Medicine.
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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, phy
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