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