We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Mission Viejo, CA.
Dr. Carl Weinert's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Weinert focuses on musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Weinert is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinert trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weinert has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years.
Clinical interests: Osteosarcoma, fibular dynamics and hip reconstruction, Pediatric Orthopedics
Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenfeld include spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rosenfeld graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rosenfeld has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.
Clinical interests: Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma, Muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and spasticity, Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)
Dr. William McMaster's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McMaster's areas of expertise include sports health and total joint replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McMaster honors. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.
Clinical interests: Total Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine
Dr. John Schlechter works as an orthopedic surgeon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Riverside County Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schlechter takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma, Cerebral Palsy, Foot and Ankle
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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.