We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Orange Park, FL.
Dr. Nigel Sparks is a Fleming Island, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sparks average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Sparks 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 is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sparks's training includes a residency program at Union Memorial Hospital.
Clinical interests: Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Knee, Shoulder, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ulises Militano is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Militano 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 is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and Kendall Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Paul Shirley is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Jacksonville, FL and Orange Park, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirley attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Shands at the University of Florida.
Dr. Aaron Bates works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Middleburg, FL and Fleming Island, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bates accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. John Flinchbaugh works as an orthopedist. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flinchbaugh accepts.
Dr. Steven Lalliss' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lalliss honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Jose Baez Lorenzo specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baez Lorenzo honors. Dr. Baez Lorenzo studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
Dr. Jared Vogler practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
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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.