We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Coventry Pediatric Dental near Lakeland, FL.
Dr. Stuart Patterson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patterson's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hand problems and orthopedic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Patterson is conversant in Afrikaans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures and spine problems. Dr. Okafor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Okafor attended Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Igbo.
Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures
Dr. John Cotton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cotton honors.
Dr. Benjamin Miller sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Before performing his residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Miller attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. 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. Miller is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).
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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.