We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Lady Lake, FL.
Dr. David Ethier is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in The Villages, FL and Belleview, FL. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Ethier has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Ethier's training includes a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Mulhern is an orthopedic surgeon in Lady Lake, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Mulhern is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulhern is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Mulhern attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Messieh's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Messieh attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Cynthia Harding is an orthopedist in The Villages, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Harding performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Gloria Chin's specialties are plastic surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Sullivan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Deenesh Sahajpal's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sahajpal studied medicine at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.
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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.