We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Crystal River, FL.
Dr. Eric Hirsch's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Hirsch a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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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Dr. Jeremiah Hubbard is an orthopedist in Crystal River, FL and Inverness, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubbard graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Ronald Joseph is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Crystal River, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Joseph takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.
Dr. Constantine Toumbis' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Toumbis is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Andrew Petrella, who practices in Lecanto, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Petrella studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Christopher Keen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Keen 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. Thomas Bendowski specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bendowski attended medical school 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.