We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Silver near The Villages, FL.
Dr. David Ethier is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in The Villages, FL and Belleview, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Ethier has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Ethier graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Mulhern is an orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulhern honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Messieh works as an orthopedist in Clermont, FL and Lady Lake, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Messieh's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Cynthia Harding's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Harding speaks Spanish.
Dr. Gloria Chin works as a plastic surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Sullivan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sullivan studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Dr. Deenesh Sahajpal's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sahajpal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.
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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.