We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Lecanto, FL.
Dr. Eric Hirsch is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients gave Dr. Hirsch an average rating of 4.0 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. Hirsch accepts. Dr. Hirsch attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Constantine Toumbis' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Crystal River, FL and Lecanto, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Toumbis average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Toumbis is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Andrew Petrella's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Petrella is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Christopher Keen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Keen accepts 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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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.