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