We found 10 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Anniston, AL.
Dr. Morton Rickless is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rickless has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center. He speaks French. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Duane Tippets sees patients in Anniston, AL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tippets attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Michael Wiedmer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Wiedmer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.
Dr. Gordon Hardy is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Anniston, AL. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kenneth Vandervoort's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vandervoort is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
Dr. Clinton Ray's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Ray an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
Dr. John Payne's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Payne accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jeffrey Lawler's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawler include sports health. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Albany Medical College.
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Dr. Duane Tippets, who practices in Anniston, AL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tippets honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Jason Cobb's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Cobb honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of 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.