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