We found 10 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Anniston, AL.
Dr. Morton Rickless is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rickless accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. He attended Vrije Universiteit Brussel and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Rickless speaks French.
Dr. Duane Tippets is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Anniston, AL. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Tippets is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. John Payne is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Anniston, AL. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Payne is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Kenneth Vandervoort works as an orthopedic surgeon. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Vandervoort studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
Dr. Clinton Ray works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ray is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
Dr. Jeffrey Lawler is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawler include sports health. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College.
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Dr. Michael Wiedmer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wiedmer's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
Dr. Duane Tippets is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tippets studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.