We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna HSA near Venice, FL.
Dr. James Shortt is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shortt (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. He graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shortt's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Joseph Noah practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Noah completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Noah is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Noah is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Edmund Witkowski practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Witkowski is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Witkowski attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Derek Cuff is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cuff is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
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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.