We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Bartow, FL.
Dr. Stuart Patterson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patterson 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 the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Patterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. F. Goodwin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lakeland, FL, Bartow, FL, and Davenport, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Goodwin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goodwin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goodwin completed residency programs 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 studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jurbala include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jurbala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. Jesse Morgan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bartow, FL. He is a graduate of 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.