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We found 9 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Newark, DE.

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

Dr. Elliott Leitman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Leitman is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leitman honors. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Leitman attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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

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. Dr. Pushkarewicz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pushkarewicz accepts. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Douglas Palma is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patients gave Dr. Palma an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

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

Dr. Craig Smucker's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smucker is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Dr. Matthew Alexander Handling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Matthew Handling practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Newark, DE. Dr. Handling is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. De Muth attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De Muth's professional affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.

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Dr. Bruce Edward Katz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4102 Ogletown - Stanton Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Bruce Katz is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Katz is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Katz's residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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

Dr. Leonidas Raisis sees patients in Newark, DE. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Raisis takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.