We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Chula Vista, CA.
Dr. Mark Jacobson is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Jacobson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burnikel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Burnikel welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Brooke Ballard is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ballard is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. William Eves specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Eves average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eves's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eves takes. He has an open panel. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)
Dr. A. Rosenfield is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenfield include joint reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rosenfield accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Joint Reconstruction
Dr. Neil Tayyab is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tayyab speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Tayyab focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tayyab accepts. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery
Dr. Edwin Fuller specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuller graduated from 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.