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We found 13 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Tallahassee, FL.

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Dr. William Henry Thompson IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. William Thompson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thompson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,545
  • Medicare Cost: $1,537
Dr. Peter Edward Loeb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1911 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Peter Loeb sees patients in Tallahassee, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Loeb is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loeb accepts. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,880
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. Ralph Spencer Stoetzel III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1911 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Stoetzel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoetzel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; #400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Hank Hutchinson sees patients in Tallahassee, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hutchinson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,461
  • Medicare Cost: $1,227
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thornberry works as an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thornberry at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Thornberry attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,695 - $7,658
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,619
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Guyer, who practices in Tallahassee, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass foot problems and ankle problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guyer honors. Dr. Guyer attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Wong's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,695 - $7,658
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,587
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. David Oberste's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Oberste is an in-network provider for 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,695 - $7,658
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,616
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Garrison Rolle is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Rolle average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rolle include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,083
  • Medicare Cost: $1,664
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Bellamy is an orthopedic surgeon. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,348 - $4,850
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $294
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. David Bellamy is an orthopedist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellamy accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,695 - $9,310
  • Medicare Cost: $1,517 - $1,797
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Fahey is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fahey graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,695 - $8,479
  • Medicare Cost: $1,491 - $1,679
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Floyd Jaggears' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Jaggears is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,658
  • Medicare Cost: $1,543

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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.