We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Jupiter, FL.
Dr. Frank Delucia's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delucia takes. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Delucia attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Scott Norris practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Norris is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. 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 studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Veronica Diaz is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Diaz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Hand Problems
Dr. Robert Sellards' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sellards graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Gaetano Scuderi works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Jupiter, FL. Patients gave Dr. Scuderi an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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.