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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. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdo include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Abdo a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Abdo has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Whiddon's areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is 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

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,870 - $4,674
  • Medicare Cost: $1,429 - $1,569
Dr. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Pinellas Park, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Warren is especially interested in knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Knee Problems, Nerve Block, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,131 - $8,132
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,680
Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hughes include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes takes.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,302 - $10,340
  • Medicare Cost: $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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Clearwater, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and trigger point injections. Dr. Schwab graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwab completed a residency program at Mount Carmel Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,080 - $6,996
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,682
Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bansal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Morris's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Morris's residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist 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. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Zuerndorfer is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zuerndorfer trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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.

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

Dr. William Cottrell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He speaks Spanish. He is accepting 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,496
  • Medicare Cost: $1,552
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick 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: , 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Alexander 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander takes 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: , total joint replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,256 - $7,185
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,619
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hayter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500 - $4,505
  • Medicare Cost: $1,512 - $1,525
Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Piazza trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Piazza average 3.0 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. Piazza honors.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement, total knee replacement

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Largo, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Near completed a residency program at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Near is 4.0 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,153 - $2,803
  • Medicare Cost: $1,192 - $1,517
Dr. David Timothy 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braun include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. 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. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. His 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Donnelly graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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.