We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Bartow, FL.
Dr. Stuart Patterson is an orthopedist. Dr. Patterson's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Patterson attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. He is conversant in Afrikaans.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. F. Goodwin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakeland, FL, Bartow, FL, and Davenport, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Goodwin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodwin graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.
Dr. Brian Jurbala is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakeland, FL. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Jurbala attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jurbala is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. Jesse Morgan is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Morgan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine.
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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.