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We found 3 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near San Diego, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
(619) 543-7412

Dr. El Ahmed is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ahmed studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest.

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Dr. Orrin I Franko MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive, UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; MC 8894 Suite 121
San Diego, CA
(619) 290-7881; (619) 543-7247

Dr. Orrin Franko practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Leandro, CA and San Diego, CA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; MC 8894
San Diego, CA

Dr. Amelia Sorensen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sorensen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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.