We found 5 orthopedic trauma specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Orlando, FL.
Dr. J. Cole is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cole obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.
Dr. Kenneth Koval is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Koval is affiliated with Orlando Health. 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 graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Dr. Joshua Langford is an orthopedic trauma specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Langford attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Langford is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Langford speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.
Dr. Andre Spiguel's specialty is orthopedic trauma. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Spiguel's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Spiguel focuses on rhabdomyosarcoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Spiguel include: Nominated Resident Representative Graduate Medical Education Committee - 2007-2011; Latino En Marcha Scholarship for Graduate Studeies; and Michigan Scholar Award for Undergraduate Studies - 1992-1996. Dr. Spiguel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.
Clinical interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Tumor, Biopsy
Dr. Michael Hawks is an orthopedic traumatologist. Dr. Hawks attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hawks average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
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Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic surgery that focuses on the care of seriously broken bones, especially following accidents. Although all orthopedic surgeons treat common fractures, some breaks are difficult to treat and require specialized care in order to heal properly. Some examples of the kinds of injuries that an orthopedic trauma specialist might handle include:
- Multiple fractures or crushing injuries
- Compound fractures, where a broken bone pierces the skin
- Breaks in a joint, which can lead to arthritis
- Hip and pelvic fractures
- Infections in a broken bone
- Nonunions, or breaks that won’t heal
- Malunions, or breaks that are misaligned
Treatment provided by an orthopedic trauma specialist depends on the type and extent of the injury. In some cases it is sufficient to have a cast, brace, or other external way of supporting the broken bone while it heals. More significant injuries may require surgery to place structures such as pins, screws, and plates to stabilize the healing bone. In the most complex injuries, bone grafting or limb lengthening procedures may be used.
Orthopedic trauma specialists often work in hospitals, and they work closely with emergency professionals as well as reconstructive surgeons. In the case of a severe fracture or complications from a broken bone, orthopedic trauma specialists are the doctors that can get you moving again.