We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Crystal River, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
950 North Avalon Way
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Eric Hirsch practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Lecanto, FL and Beverly Hills, FL. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. 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.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7394 W Gulf To Lake Highway
Crystal River, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Joseph practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Joseph trained at Mayo Clinic. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Joseph is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
520 Se 8th Avenue
Crystal River, FL
 

Dr. Jeremiah Hubbard is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Dr. Hubbard attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6099 W Gulf To Lake Highway
Crystal River, FL
 

Dr. Constantine Toumbis, who practices in Crystal River, FL and Lecanto, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Toumbis is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
950 N Avalon Way
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Petrella is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Petrella is rated highly by his patients. He accepts 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6480 W Gulf To Lake Highway
Crystal River, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bendowski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Crystal River, FL. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bendowski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
950 North Avalon Way
Lecanto, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Keen works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Keen accepts 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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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.