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 sees patients in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Busfield's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Busfield's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Busfield's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jamali obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Walnut Creek, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Livermore's clinical interests include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Livermore's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Caldwell's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Berkeley, CA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wolpa honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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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.