We found 3 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 studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinert takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weinert has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. Dr. Weinert is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems
Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Rosenfeld's areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenfeld average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenfeld studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spina Bifida, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)
Dr. John Schlechter is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Dr. Schlechter is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Ankle Problems, Cerebral Palsy, 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.