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

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 is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Beck 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. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Beck is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is conversant in 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Sarasota, FL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Benfanti attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Benfanti is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. His 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. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sharf is professionally 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. 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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Neustadt include scoliosis. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neustadt takes. Dr. Neustadt is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis. Dr. Hahn is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Hahn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hahn welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (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' medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips accepts. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Hand Problems

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

Dr. Richard Herrick practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davis is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. George Canizares is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canizares 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.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mixa honors. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Mixa attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Paul Pagano specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Pagano is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Pagano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Swick's areas of expertise consist of foot problems, sports health, and ankle problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Swick 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: 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 works as an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gnage include knee problems, hand problems, and joint injections. The average patient rating for Dr. Gnage is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gnage accepts 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 Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Swiggett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 works as an orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in total joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Nashed 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 SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nashed trained at Maimonides Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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