We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Crystal River, FL.
Dr. Eric Hirsch, who practices in Lecanto, FL and Beverly Hills, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirsch include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hirsch 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 obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ronald Joseph's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Joseph graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Joseph average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.
Dr. Jeremiah Hubbard, who practices in Crystal River, FL and Inverness, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic 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. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Constantine Toumbis practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Crystal River, FL and Lecanto, FL. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Toumbis average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Toumbis 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.
Dr. Andrew Petrella works as an orthopedist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Petrella 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 studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Christopher Keen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keen honors.
Dr. Thomas Bendowski, who practices in Crystal River, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bendowski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown 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.