We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Newark, DE.

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Dr. Brian Charles De Muth, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
111 W High Street; Suite 209
Elkton, MD
 

Dr. Brian De Muth's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. De Muth attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. De Muth's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Elliott H Leitman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Elliott Leitman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Leitman is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Dr. Michael John Pushkarewicz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Newark, DE. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pushkarewicz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Douglas Palma practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palma is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an orthopedic traumatologist and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Smucker accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Eric Johnson's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. Patients rated Dr. Johnson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Matthew Handling is an orthopedist. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Handling is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Leonidas Raisis practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Raisis is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.

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