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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and foot and ankle surgeon in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abdo's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Abdo average 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Abdo has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among Dr. Whiddon's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Whiddon's medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon honors.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes accepts. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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 O Schwab, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwab works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwab include back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. Dr. Schwab is in-network for 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 Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. William Cottrell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Cottrell is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Cottrell's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Zuerndorfer average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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. 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. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Morris honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Morris studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick takes 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 West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

Dr. Vladimir Alexander is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Alexander takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Russian.

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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. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road, Suite E2; E2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Hayter graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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: , shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donnelly attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Donnelly is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Piazza is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System. Dr. Piazza attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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. David T Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Braun is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. Dr. Braun takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Paul Pagano is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pagano attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pagano trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cervical artificial disc replacement

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

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

Dr. Stephen Wood is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wood is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Normandy Osteopathic Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wood 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, back pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Webb studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Webb trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webb honors.

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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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