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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Loeb is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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, Dr. Loeb completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is open to 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tallahassee, FL. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Stoetzel an average rating 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.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Tallahassee, FL. He 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 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.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Thornberry average 3.5 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. Thornberry takes. Dr. Thornberry's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Guyer attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He 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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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Wong an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from 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 medical specialty is 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. Oberste accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Raymond Bellamy specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from 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

  • 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. Garrison Rolle practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Rolle is an in-network provider for 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. David Bellamy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tallahassee, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tallahassee, FL. 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. Dr. Fahey studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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 is a Tallahassee, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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.