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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

345 E. Superior Street First Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60611

United States

Company Description

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world. Founded in 1954, RIC has been designated the "No. 1 Rehabilitation Hospital in Ame ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Member
American Academy of Pediatrics

Member
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Member
Developmental Medicine

Member
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Member
The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation , Inc.

Education

Northwestern University Medical School

Bachelor Degree

Northwestern University

MD

Medical Degree

Northwestern University

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Melanie Rak, MD, a ...

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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 own experience.
"One patient's father said his son was having a hard time finding a suit to wear to the prom," Dr. Rak said.


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Able to practice: Physicians with disabilities do what it takes to thrive

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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 own experience.
"One patient's father said his son was having a hard time finding a suit to wear to the prom," Dr. Rak said.


We offer a monthly pediatric ...

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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.

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Melanie F. Rak, M.D., a staff pediatric physiatrist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, sees children and adolescents with disabilities. She 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. She 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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