We found 8 orthopedic trauma specialists who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Newark, DE.

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Dr. Douglas Anthony Palma, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Douglas Palma's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palma is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program.

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Dr. Eric T Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Eric Johnson's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Dr. Craig Gordon Smucker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5936 Limestone Road; Suite 202
Hockessin, DE
 

Dr. Craig Smucker is an orthopedic trauma specialist and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Smucker attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency.

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Dr. James Joseph Rubano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. James Rubano is an orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Rubano attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. John Douglas Patterson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. John Patterson works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and hand surgeon in Newark, DE, Wilmington, DE, and Dover, DE. Dr. Patterson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Duke University Medical Center.

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Dr. Andrew J Gelman, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Andrew Gelman specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE. Patients gave Dr. Gelman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Dr. Joseph John Mesa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Joseph Mesa practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Mesa is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Dr. Michael Jason Principe, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Michael Principe's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Principe takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center.

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What is Orthopedic Trauma?

Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic surgery that focuses on the care of seriously broken bones, especially following accidents. Although all orthopedic surgeons treat common fractures, some breaks are difficult to treat and require specialized care in order to heal properly. Some examples of the kinds of injuries that an orthopedic trauma specialist might handle include:

  • Multiple fractures or crushing injuries
  • Compound fractures, where a broken bone pierces the skin
  • Breaks in a joint, which can lead to arthritis
  • Hip and pelvic fractures
  • Infections in a broken bone
  • Nonunions, or breaks that won’t heal
  • Malunions, or breaks that are misaligned

Treatment provided by an orthopedic trauma specialist depends on the type and extent of the injury. In some cases it is sufficient to have a cast, brace, or other external way of supporting the broken bone while it heals. More significant injuries may require surgery to place structures such as pins, screws, and plates to stabilize the healing bone. In the most complex injuries, bone grafting or limb lengthening procedures may be used.

Orthopedic trauma specialists often work in hospitals, and they work closely with emergency professionals as well as reconstructive surgeons. In the case of a severe fracture or complications from a broken bone, orthopedic trauma specialists are the doctors that can get you moving again.

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