We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Chula Vista, CA.
Dr. Mark Jacobson's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. Dr. Jacobson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobson is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, Total Joint Replacement, Carpal Tunnel, Hand ... (Read more)
Dr. Brooke Ballard specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Ballard completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ballard is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Arthroscopy and arthroplasty, Bloodless medicine, Hand Therapy, Joint Replacement, Ligament ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burnikel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burnikel include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnikel accepts. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthritis, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel, Fracture Management, Hip ... (Read more)
Dr. William Eves is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eves's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Eves's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy and arthroplasty, Growth Problems, Arthritis, Bunions, Carpal ... (Read more)
Dr. A. Rosenfield specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in joint reconstruction. Dr. Rosenfield's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Rosenfield is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Neil Tayyab is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and La Jolla, CA. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Tayyab is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tayyab's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Edwin Fuller practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College.
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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.