We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Gold HMO near San Tan Valley, AZ.
Dr. John Crothers' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Crothers's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crothers honors. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and Banner Health Clinic.
Dr. David Nilsen's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Health Clinic, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Nilsen performed his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nilsen honors.
Dr. Haagen Diener works as an orthopedist in San Tan Valley, AZ and Chandler, AZ. He graduated from New York Medical College and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Diener completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Diener accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Baywood Medical Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Biehn's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Biehn is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic. Before performing his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital, Dr. Biehn attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
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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.