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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Medicare near Zephyrhills, FL.

Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tampa, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gray average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery. 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. Gray obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Knee Replacement, Upper Extremity Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raterman is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Raterman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Christopher Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Domby is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Edward Alexander Trey III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
38107 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Alexander is an orthopedist in Zephyrhills, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Alexander accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Outpatient Care, Knee ... (Read more)

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

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.