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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in The Villages, FL and Belleview, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ethier include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ethier takes. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ethier trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Ethier welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Mulhern practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mulhern has an open panel. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Cynthia Harding is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Harding honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.
Dr. Gloria Chin's specialties are plastic surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chin is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging, Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Messieh works as an orthopedist. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Messieh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Thomas Sullivan is an orthopedic surgeon in The Villages, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Dr. Deenesh Sahajpal is an orthopedic surgeon in Lady Lake, FL. Dr. Sahajpal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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.