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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry Pediatric Dental near Lakeland, FL.

Dr. Stuart Drew Patterson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2000 East Edgewood Drive; Suite 112
Fl Usa,

Dr. Stuart Patterson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakeland, FL, Bartow, FL, and Davenport, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Patterson a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Patterson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He is conversant in Afrikaans. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint ... (Read more)

Chukwuka Chinedum Okafor MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5050 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
(863) 688-3030

Dr. Chukwuka Okafor's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Okafor is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Okafor is especially interested in spine surgery procedures and spine problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Okafor attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency. He speaks Igbo.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Surgery, Spine Disorders, Spine Problems, Spine Procedures

John Ryan Cotton MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2135 Hardin Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
(863) 687-1250

Dr. John Cotton is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Cotton is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He 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.

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Benjamin Karl Miller MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3030 Harden Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
(863) 687-1250

Dr. Benjamin Miller is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Lakeland, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. Before completing his residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.