We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Gold HMO near San Tan Valley, AZ.
Dr. John Crothers is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Crothers's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center.
Dr. David Nilsen's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nilsen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Health Clinic and Banner Health Center.
Dr. Haagen Diener is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Diener attended medical school at New York Medical College and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Diener's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Diener accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
Dr. Jeffrey Biehn works as an orthopedic surgeon. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital. Dr. Biehn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Health Clinic and Banner Gateway Medical Center.
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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.