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Melanie Rak, M.D., has joined the medical staff of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), where she will focus on the care of children with physical medicine and rehabilitation needs.
Melanie Rak, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation, RIC
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Melanie Rak, MD, a physiatrist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago who uses a wheelchair, sees her disability as an asset.
"I think that people may not realize that people with disabilities can bring something to their patients that physicians without disabilities don't."
When a patient with disabilities experiences discrimination, Dr. Rak
can share how she
has dealt with it, as well as offer a list of resources she
has garnered through her
"One patient's father said his
son was having a hard time finding a suit to wear to the prom," Dr. Rak
Physician of Physical Medicine for Children at Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center
We offer a monthly pediatric rehabilitation clinic with Dr. Melanie Rak, a pediatric physiatrist from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Dr. Rak works in collaboration with other clinicians, such as Physical and Occupational Therapists, who work with the child.
She provides services to help with spasticity management, bracing, durable medical equipment, wheelchairs and anti-spasticity medications.
Melanie F. Rak, M.D., a staff pediatric physiatrist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, sees children and adolescents with disabilities.
has a particular interest in spasticity management.
Dr. Rak graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1996 and went on to complete a dual-boarded program in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati.
She is board certified in both specialties, and has a third board certification in pediatric rehabilitation medicine.
Dr. Rak is a member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics.
has given numerous presentations at various institutions throughout the Chicagoland area and teaches medical students, residents and fellows about caring for children with disabilities.
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Melanie Rak, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pediatrics/Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation
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