We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near North Port, FL.
Dr. Joseph Noah's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. Dr. Noah's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Noah attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Noah is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Stephen Helgemo is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Helgemo average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Helgemo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.
Dr. Edmund Witkowski's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Witkowski a rating of 3.5 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. Witkowski is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Derek Cuff is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cuff takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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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.