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We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Fleming Island, FL.

Dr. Nigel Winslow Sparks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1747 Baptist Clay Drive; Suite 200
Fleming Island, FL
 

Dr. Nigel Sparks practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fleming Island, FL. Dr. Sparks is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Union Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sparks takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1665 Kingsley Avenue; Suite 107
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Ulises Militano's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Militano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He takes 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 SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2300 Park Avenue; Suite 203
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Paul Shirley is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Shirley studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Shands at the University of Florida. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1845 Town Center Boulevard; Suite 405
Fleming Island, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Bates practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Middleburg, FL and Fleming Island, FL. Dr. Bates is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1747 Baptist Clay Drive; Suite 200
Fleming Island, FL
 

Dr. Scott McGinley specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. McGinley 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
1689 Eagle Harbor Parkway E; Suite A
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. John Flinchbaugh specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Orange Park, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flinchbaugh accepts. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1715 Eagle Harbor Parkway; Suite A
Fleming Island, FL
 

Dr. Jose Baez Lorenzo is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fleming Island, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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.