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