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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Thompson's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $6,545
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,537
Dr. Peter Edward Loeb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1911 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Peter Loeb is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Loeb is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 has an open panel.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $7,880
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,619
Dr. Ralph Spencer Stoetzel III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1911 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Stoetzel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Stoetzel is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Stoetzel is a graduate of 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)

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

Dr. Hank Hutchinson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of 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 accepts 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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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $4,461
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,227

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

Dr. Robert Thornberry's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thornberry 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $6,695 - $7,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,619

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

Dr. Aaron Guyer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guyer's areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Wong's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wong's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $6,695 - $7,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,587

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

Dr. David Oberste's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Oberste accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $6,695 - $7,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,616

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

Dr. Garrison Rolle's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Rolle has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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)

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

Dr. Mark Fahey's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fahey is in-network for 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 Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $6,695 - $8,479
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,491 - $1,679

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

Dr. David Bellamy sees patients in Tallahassee, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bellamy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 70
  • Charge (avg.): $6,695 - $9,310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,517 - $1,797

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

Dr. Raymond Bellamy specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Bellamy is in-network 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $3,348 - $4,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $294

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

Dr. Floyd Jaggears works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $7,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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