We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near San Tan Valley, AZ.
Dr. John Crothers is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Crothers studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Crothers is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center.
Dr. David Nilsen is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital. Dr. Nilsen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic and Banner Health Center.
Dr. Haagen Diener specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Diener a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diener takes. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Diener trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Banner Health Clinic.
Dr. Jeffrey Biehn's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. Dr. Biehn is professionally affiliated with 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.