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We found 12 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Port Saint Lucie, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9077 S Federal Highway
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Brett Feldman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feldman 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. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9077 S Federal Highway
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Robert Forster works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forster honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Forster's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7710 S Us Hwy 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Norman Palmeri's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Palmeri completed a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Palmeri's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9077 South Federal Highway
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sellards specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL and Jupiter, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sellards graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
621 Se Port St Lucie Boulevard
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Pierre Girard is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Girard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7710 S Us Highway 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Shute's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Shute is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7710 South Us Highway 1
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Lugo is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lugo graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7710 South Us Hwy 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Aron Trocchia works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He honors 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9077 S Federal Highway
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Mark Powers is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Port Saint Lucie, FL. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Powers takes 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9077 S Federal Highway
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Drew Brown is a medical specialist in 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. Brown takes. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7710 S Us Hwy 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Edward Rossario's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rossario has a 3.5 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. Rossario takes. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7710 S Us Hwy 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. John Hruska's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Hruska attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.