We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Compass near Jupiter, FL.
Dr. Frank Delucia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Jupiter, FL. Dr. Delucia is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Delucia attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Robert Sellards is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Port Saint Lucie, FL and Jupiter, FL. Dr. Sellards graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Scott Norris specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norris graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.
Dr. Veronica Diaz works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Diaz attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Diaz include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz accepts.
Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Hand Problems
Dr. Gaetano Scuderi's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scuderi's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
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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.