We found 12 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 409
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Whiddon has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $3,870 - $4,674
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,429 - $1,569
Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuerndorfer is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mirabello average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirabello include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello 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 attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,214
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,537
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35111 Us 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is an orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Hayter is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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 the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Hayter trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sang Hyok Choi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sang Choi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Palm Harbor, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Choi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include hip replacement, knee replacement, and trigger point injections. Dr. Choi's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark D Torke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Mark Torke is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Torke's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Torke honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $6,447
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,673
Dr. Matthew Ryan Galloway, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37026 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Galloway graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. John H Shim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Shim is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shim attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). Clinical interests for Dr. Shim include knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher William Grayson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Grayson, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL and Temple Terrace, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Grayson include knee problems, knee replacement, and total joint replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), total joint replacement

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Duane Belongie is an orthopedic surgeon in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Belongie's areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Replacement, Leg ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Brian Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
37026 Us Hwy. 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Williams sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Williams is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Peninsula Hospital Center. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on auto injuries. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist replacement

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,375
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,258

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Hway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ioannis Pappou is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pappou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $2,678
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $247

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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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