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