We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Juan Frisancho practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frisancho takes. Dr. Frisancho obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Frisancho's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)
Dr. Daniel Allison sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Allison average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allison's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and revision hip arthroplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Allison takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Allison trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Allison has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.
Clinical interests: Tumor, Pelvic Fracture, Hip Fracture, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)
Dr. Edward Nomoto is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nomoto's clinical interests include back pain, scoliosis, and laminectomy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Nomoto attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Nomoto speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Nomoto is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Laminotomy, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ryan Dellamaggiora's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dellamaggiora include rotator cuff surgery, wrist reconstruction, and wrist fracture. Dr. Dellamaggiora is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dellamaggiora's professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.
Clinical interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Patrick Whitlock is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Whitlock obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Whitlock's office for an appointment.
Dr. David Thordarson's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Thordarson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thordarson include hammer toe, foot reconstruction, and ankle replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thordarson accepts. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Thordarson's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.
Clinical interests: Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Foot Reconstruction, ... (Read more)
Dr. Arash Dini is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.
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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.