We found 26 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Richard Victor Abdo, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Abdo is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Abdo average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdo include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Abdo 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. He welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abdo include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Whiddon's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Whiddon is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $3,870 - $4,674
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,429 - $1,569
Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hughes include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Hughes attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $10,302 - $10,340
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,581
Dr. Thomas Owen Schwab, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwab practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Clearwater, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. These areas are among Dr. Schwab's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. 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 speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $6,080 - $6,996
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,682
Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Morris's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total hip replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Cottrell accepts. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cottrell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $6,496
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,552
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Herrick completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer's clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zuerndorfer's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Pagano obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pagano is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Hayter a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Vladimir Allan Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N.
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Vladimir Alexander's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Alexander is 3.0 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. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alexander trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , total joint replacement

All Interests: Knee Problems, Physical Therapy Treatment, Hip Problems, MRI, Total Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $6,256 - $7,185
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,619
Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Braun's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. Dr. Braun honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Dr. Braun's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, total joint replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Piazza's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Patients gave Dr. Piazza an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, artificial disc replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Artificial Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Donnelly's areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Donnelly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Bursitis, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Ray Wood, DO
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13211 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wood's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wood 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 graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott A Webb, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Webb works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Webb's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, back pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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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Relevant Interests: , artificial disc replacement

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.
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