We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Mission Viejo, CA.
Dr. Carl Weinert's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weinert graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinert takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinert include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. He is affiliated with 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. In his practice, Dr. McMaster focuses on sports health and total joint replacement. Dr. McMaster's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. McMaster is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Total Joint Replacement
Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenfeld include spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Rosenfeld is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients gave Dr. Rosenfeld an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenfeld accepts. He has received distinctions including 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 is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schlechter completed his residency training at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.
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.