We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Mission Viejo, CA.
Dr. Carl Weinert is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orange, CA, Irvine, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Weinert has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinert is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. Dr. Weinert's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems
Dr. William McMaster's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McMaster include sports health and total joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McMaster completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Total Joint Replacement
Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld is a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rosenfeld's clinical interests: spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Rosenfeld has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spina Bifida, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)
Dr. John Schlechter's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schlechter is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Riverside County Regional Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Foot Problems
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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.