We found 5 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Jupiter, FL.
Dr. Frank Delucia is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Delucia include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Delucia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Delucia has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Sellards is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Scott Norris' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norris is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Veronica Diaz is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Diaz include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Diaz is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Hand Problems
Dr. Gaetano Scuderi's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scuderi graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.
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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.