We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Mission Viejo, CA.

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Dr. Carl Reinhold Weinert Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Carl Weinert is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In Dr. Weinert's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Weinert's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinert include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Samuel R Rosenfeld, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Other
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He practices in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Rosenfeld attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Rosenfeld's clinical interests: spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenfeld include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spina Bifida, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. John Anthony Schlechter, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. John Schlechter specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before completing his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Dr. Schlechter attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.

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