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We found 24 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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. Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wright include: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Parker Gibbs Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Gibbs works as an orthopedist in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gibbs include cancer and tumor. Dr. Gibbs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shands at the University of Florida and Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Gibbs's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include the University of Florida College of Medicine Faculty Research Award in Clinical Science; Eugene L. Jewett Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery -Present; and the University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Cancer, Tumor, Biopsy

Dr. Laurel Claire Blakemore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Laurel Blakemore's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has a special interest in scoliosis, clubfoot, and surgical procedures. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Blakemore is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. Dr. Blakemore is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael William Moser, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Moser is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise consist of elbow pain and shoulder pain. Dr. Moser 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. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Moser attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moser include: Wyeth-Ayerst Resident Reporter Program, AAOS National Meeting and William F. Enneking Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Shoulder Pain

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. King has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. King graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. King trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. King takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Thomas Scarborough, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Scarborough specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Scarborough accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Scarborough has received distinctions including G. W. N. Eggers Society Best Resident Paper Award, University of Texas Medical Branch and W. F. Enneking Teaching Award, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Tumor, Biopsy

Dr. Scott Leroy Myers, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Suite 3341
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Scott Myers is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement and partial knee replacement. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Myers takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Myers trained at Carolinas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Wesley W. Wood Professorship.

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Clinical interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chidgey is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, ..

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard G Vlasak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard Vlasak is an orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass hip replacement and partial knee replacement. Dr. Vlasak is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Vlasak's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Marshall Horowitz Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Florida (2001, 2003, 2007).

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Clinical interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Bone Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Tumor

Dr. Paul C Dell, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Paul Dell is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL and Sebastian, FL. Dr. Dell's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He 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. Before completing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Dell attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dr. Hari Kiran Parvataneni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hari Parvataneni is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. In his practice, Dr. Parvataneni focuses on partial knee replacement and minimally invasive hip replacement. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Parvataneni has received include Teacher of the Year by the University of Florida Orthopaedic Residency Program.; 2015: UFHealth Physician Customer Service Award; and 2015: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida.. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Robert Courtney Decker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Decker specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Decker is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Decker 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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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Injuries, Spinal Cord Problems, Trauma

Dr. Robert Charles Matthias Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3450 Hull Road; Room 3341
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Matthias sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Matthias takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Matthias trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Matthias include: Alpha Omega Alpha; Paula C. Hoos Teaching Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Dr. Chancellor Folsom Gray, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3450 Hull Road; Po Box 112727
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Chancellor Gray is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Gray's clinical interests: hip replacement and knee replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gray include: American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program; American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Gray is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Robert Allen Vander Griend, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Vander-Griend's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include ankle pain. He 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. Dr. Vander-Griend attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Surgical *TIPS* Award and Society of Teaching Scholars, University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Vander-Griend is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Pain, Foot Problems, Ankle Pain

Dr. Kevin William Farmer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Farmer's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Farmer trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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.