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Home  |  Doctors |  Mehul H. Garala, MD

Mehul H. Garala, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician with Fellowship Training in Spine and Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Practice Locations

2401 Ravine Way
Glenview IL 60025
Fax: 847-998-6365

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center

Biography

Dr. Mehul Garala is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine, with special interest in non-operative spine management. He performs musculoskeletal and spine evaluations, fracture management, and administers peripheral joint as well as interventional spinal injections.

Dr. Garala has extensive experience evaluating patients with neck and/or back injuries and comprehensively managing them through education, medication, physical therapy and performing injections if warranted. He also has a depth of experience in occupational health and the management of workers’ compensation injuries.

He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and subsequently obtained his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Dr. Garala completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia/Cornell in New York City, where he served as a chief resident. His rotations included other renowned institutions including Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Garala then pursued additional fellowship training in Spine and Sports Medicine in Elmhurst, IL under the tutelage of nationally recognized physiatrist, Dr. Larry Frank.

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Education

Fellowship
Dr. Larry Frank
Spine and Sports Physiatrists
Residency
New York Presbyterian
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical School
Medical College of Virginia
Certificate
Virginia Commonwealth University
Anatomy
BA
University of Virginia
Cognitive Science

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Dr. Garala is very personable. He went straight to the point and didn’t waste time. He knows his stuff! The other staff were very efficient and helpful”

“Was very impressed with Dr Garala. He was very kind and and informative.”