We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Bronze near Venice, FL.
Dr. James Shortt is an orthopedist. Dr. Shortt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Shortt (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian.
Dr. Joseph Noah works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Noah a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noah accepts. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Edmund Witkowski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Witkowski's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Witkowski attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Witkowski is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Derek Cuff is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cuff honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency.
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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.