We found 10 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Anniston, AL.
Dr. Morton Rickless is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Anniston, AL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rickless average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rickless honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dr. Rickless performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French.
Dr. Duane Tippets works as an orthopedist. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Tippets graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.
Dr. Kenneth Vandervoort is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Vandervoort studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
Dr. Michael Wiedmer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Wiedmer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.
Dr. John Payne works as an orthopedist in Anniston, AL. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Payne is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Clinton Ray is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ray an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Jeffrey Lawler is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass sports health. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lawler graduated from Albany Medical College.
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Dr. Duane Tippets works as an orthopedist. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Tippets graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Jason Cobb is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Cobb accepts 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.