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We found 5 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Walnut Creek, CA.

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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Busfield speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Busfield is accepting new patients.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,536 - $6,002
  • Medicare Cost: $1,311 - $1,733
Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali is an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Jamali's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,458
  • Medicare Cost: $1,467
Dr. Norman B Livermore III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. 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). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Caldwell's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Caldwell studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200 - $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolpa is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes 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.