We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Chula Vista, CA.
Dr. Mark Jacobson's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jacobson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jacobson's 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 distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Brooke Ballard works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burnikel is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. William Eves sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Eves has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Eves welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenfield include joint reconstruction. Dr. Rosenfield has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rosenfield is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Joint Reconstruction
Dr. Neil Tayyab's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network 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, Dr. Tayyab performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tayyab speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery
Dr. Edwin Fuller specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in National City, CA. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.