We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Bartow, FL.
Dr. Stuart Patterson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakeland, FL, Bartow, FL, and Davenport, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Patterson a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Patterson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He is conversant in Afrikaans. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. F. Goodwin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Bartow, FL, Davenport, FL, and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Goodwin is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Goodwin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Brian Jurbala is an orthopedist in Lakeland, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Jurbala is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. 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.
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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.