We found 9 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Newark, DE.
Dr. Elliott Leitman works as an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Leitman has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pushkarewicz's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.
Dr. Eric Johnson works as an orthopedic traumatologist in Newark, DE. Dr. Johnson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Dr. Douglas Palma practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Palma completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palma honors.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Craig Smucker is an orthopedic trauma specialist and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Smucker is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Matthew Handling is an orthopedic surgeon in Newark, DE. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Handling graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Brian De Muth is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. De Muth takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.
Dr. Bruce Katz's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Katz at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Leonidas Raisis, who practices in Newark, DE, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Raisis studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.
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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.