We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Chula Vista, CA.
Dr. Mark Jacobson is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burnikel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Burnikel completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Brooke Ballard is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Ballard is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)
Dr. A. Rosenfield practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenfield include joint reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenfield honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Joint Reconstruction
Dr. William Eves is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Eves is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eves include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Eves takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Eves's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Eves welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)
Dr. Neil Tayyab is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Tayyab trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tayyab include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Tayyab is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery
Dr. Edwin Fuller is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare.
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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.