We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Bartow, FL.
Dr. Stuart Patterson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise consist of hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. F. Goodwin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Goodwin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Brian Jurbala works as an orthopedist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Jurbala accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jesse Morgan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan honors.
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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.