We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept MyBlue Silver 1604 near Venice, FL.
Dr. James Shortt is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shortt accepts. 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) speaks the following languages: French and Italian.
Dr. Joseph Noah is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Noah has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Edmund Witkowski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Witkowski graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Dr. Derek Cuff is an orthopedist in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. Dr. Cuff is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
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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.