We found 8 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Jamali's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali accepts. He is open to new patients. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $7,458
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,467
Dr. Benjamin Thomas Busfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Busfield average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Busfield attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Busfield has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, radial head replacement, revision knee arthroplasty, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lewis is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza, who practices in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Her clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanza takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lattanza trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman B Livermore III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Livermore performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Livermore include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Livermore average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Livermore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Santi D Rao, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2291 Pacheco Street
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Santi Rao practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Concord, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. After attending B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, Dr. Rao completed his residency training at New Britain General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , total disc replacement, artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Endoscopic Surgery, Total Disc Replacement, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth M Caldwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
970 Dewing Avenue
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Caldwell is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Caldwell is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caldwell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, partial knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $3,200 - $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,571 - $1,677
Mark Edward Wolpa
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 270
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wolpa's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Berkeley, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolpa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.
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