We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Fleming Island, FL.
Dr. Nigel Sparks' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Sparks's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. Dr. Sparks graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sparks completed a residency program at Union Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)
Dr. Ulises Militano, who practices in Miami, FL and Orange Park, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Militano's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Dr. Paul Shirley is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Shirley 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 Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida.
Dr. Aaron Bates works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Middleburg, FL and Fleming Island, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Scott McGinley's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McGinley is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. John Flinchbaugh is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Flinchbaugh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Jose Baez Lorenzo practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fleming Island, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Baez Lorenzo is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean 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.