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We found 32 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Sw 2nd Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Near's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Morris attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Patients rated Dr. Zuerndorfer highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuerndorfer accepts. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zuerndorfer completed residency programs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zuerndorfer's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave Dr. Cottrell an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Cottrell speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Pigeon is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Pigeon attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Pigeon (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Victor Abdo, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Abdo is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery specialist. Dr. Abdo is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Abdo attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piazza 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.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Kowalski Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Kowalski's specialties are spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kowalski graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Rothberg, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Rothberg sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rothberg graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and hand problems. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rothberg speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Trigger ... (Read more)

Dr. David Cheong, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Cheong works as an orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cheong at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital, Orlando Health, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Cheong attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Whiddon's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Whiddon attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. John Early Kilgore, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Kilgore's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kilgore's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Cigna. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Kilgore's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Bansal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bansal attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Marshall Wisotsky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Wisotsky's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wisotsky include hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. John Martin McClure III, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John McClure sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McClure include back pain, trigger point injections, and hand problems. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. McClure performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.