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We found 33 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sharf speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Warren Beck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Scott Beck works as a pediatric orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beck is professionally affiliated with All Children's 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. Beck has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Dr. Benfanti's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He 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 conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Benfanti's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Neustadt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Neustadt is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Neustadt has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Neustadt completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Neustadt average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neustadt accepts. Dr. Neustadt has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Verl Hahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hahn, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His clinical interests encompass scoliosis. 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. Hahn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick 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 education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patients gave Dr. Davis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. 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. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davis trained at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Garrit Phillips, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lee Phillips is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Phillips accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Hand Problems

Dr. George Hubert Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Canizares highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. 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. Canizares graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Pagano attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts 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 Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Jay Swick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Swick is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Swick attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Swick focuses on foot problems, sports health, and ankle problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

Dr. Lawrence Michael Gnage, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Gnage is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hand problems, and joint injections. On average, patients gave Dr. Gnage a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gnage honors. Dr. Gnage is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Gnage (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Swiggett's areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swiggett honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Swiggett is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Leg Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafat Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nashed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. In his practice, Dr. Nashed focuses on total joint replacement. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Nashed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Sprain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mixa attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

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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.