We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Compass near Jupiter, FL.
Dr. Frank Delucia is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Delucia honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Delucia performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Scott Norris' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Norris average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norris graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Norris is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.
Dr. Veronica Diaz specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Diaz studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Hand Problems
Dr. Robert Sellards specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL and Jupiter, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sellards graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Gaetano Scuderi works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Patient reviews placed Dr. Scuderi at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.