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. Dr. Rickless's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Duane Tippets works as an orthopedist in Anniston, AL. Dr. Tippets graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. John Payne specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Anniston, AL. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Payne is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Kenneth Vandervoort is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Vandervoort honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Clinton Ray is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ray is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Jeffrey Lawler's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lawler include sports health. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lawler studied medicine at Albany Medical College.
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Dr. Michael Wiedmer is an orthopedic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Wiedmer graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
Dr. Gordon Hardy practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hardy studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Duane Tippets specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tippets is an in-network provider 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.