We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Gold HMO near San Tan Valley, AZ.
Dr. Haagen Diener practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Tan Valley, AZ and Chandler, AZ. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Diener is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diener honors. Dr. Diener is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic.
Dr. David Nilsen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nilsen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic and Banner Health Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Biehn is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Biehn's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Millcreek Community Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Lake Erie 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.