We found 10 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Juan Frisancho sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing 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, Dr. Frisancho attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Frisancho welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)
Dr. Charles Alexander is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at White Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Alexander's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Daniel Allison, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Allison's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and revision hip arthroplasty. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Allison obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.
Clinical interests: Tumor, Pelvic Fracture, Hip Fracture, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)
Dr. Edward Nomoto's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and laminectomy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Nomoto is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nomoto is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Laminotomy, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ryan Dellamaggiora is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, wrist reconstruction, and wrist fracture. Dr. Dellamaggiora is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dellamaggiora has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. His 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. Yung Cho works as an orthopedic surgeon in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Cho graduated from the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine and Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo. For his residency, Dr. Cho trained at Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Cho is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cho is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System.
Dr. Patrick Whitlock is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Whitlock's office for an appointment. Dr. Whitlock studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency.
Dr. David Thordarson's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thordarson has indicated that his clinical interests include hammer toe, foot reconstruction, and ankle replacement. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Thordarson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thordarson include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Foot Reconstruction, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Friedberg's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Friedberg is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Arash Dini specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dini takes. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Dini (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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.