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Dr. John Albert Cowin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 North Boulevard West; Suite C
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. John Cowin's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Cowin completed residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Oxford. Dr. Cowin's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Cowin accepts. Dr. Cowin is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,515 - $3,237
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,258 - $1,619
Dr. Harry Andrew Huntt Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 North Boulevard W; Suite C
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Harry Huntt is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Huntt's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at William Beaumont Army 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.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,619
Dr. Carl Ormond Ollivierre, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 North Boulevard W; Suite C
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Carl Ollivierre's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and chiropractic therapy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ollivierre at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Ollivierre's training includes residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and Howard University Hospital. Dr. Ollivierre (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $3,033 - $3,238
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,619

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 Medical Plaza Drive
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kerina is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kerina graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 65
  • Charge (avg.): $4,225 - $4,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,612 - $1,853

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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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