We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Aetna Medicare near Zephyrhills, FL.
Dr. Richard Gray is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Gray include arthroscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gray is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gray speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.
Clinical interests: Surgery of Hand and Upper Extremity, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip & Knee Replacement
Dr. Stephen Raterman is an orthopedist. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, ... (Read more)
Dr. Brian Domby works as an orthopedic surgeon in Wesley Chapel, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Domby include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He 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 East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Meniscus Surgery & Repair, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Gerald Alexander works as an orthopedist. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Alexander honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.
Clinical interests: Hip and Knee Replacement for Arthritis, Revision and Treatment of Painful or Failed Hip and Knee ... (Read more)
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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.