We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near San Tan Valley, AZ.
Dr. John Crothers specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Chandler, AZ. Dr. Crothers is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
Dr. David Nilsen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Banner Health Clinic and Banner Health Center. Dr. Nilsen is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Millcreek Community Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Haagen Diener is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Tan Valley, AZ and Chandler, AZ. He graduated from New York Medical College and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Diener trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic.
Dr. Jeffrey Biehn's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Health Clinic and Banner Gateway Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Biehn is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Millcreek Community Hospital's residency program.
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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.