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We found 12 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Destrehan, LA.

Dr. Peter Carl Krause, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
200 W Esplanade, Suite 500; 1542 Tulane Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Peter Krause sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Krause attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Krause's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Michael Wade Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
200 W Esplanade Avenue; Suite 500
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hartman attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald James French Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 West Esplanade Avenue; Suite 107
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Ronald French is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. French honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Charity Hospital, New Orleans.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Esplanade Avenue; Suite 500
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Christopher Marrero's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Marrero graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Charles G Haddad Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. Charles Haddad works as an orthopedic surgeon in Metairie, LA, Luling, LA, and Destrehan, LA. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Haddad attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. Dr. Haddad is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Louis Finstein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. Joseph Finstein is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finstein takes. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sketchler's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among Dr. Sketchler's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sketchler is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinod Dasa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Esplanade Avenue; Suite 500
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Vinod Dasa sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dasa honors. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Dasa attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He speaks Telugu.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. William Johnson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Johnson completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gerald Burvant, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. John Burvant is an orthopedic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Burvant's medical residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. Keith Melancon is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Metairie, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Luling, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Melancon is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA
 

Dr. Ralph Gessner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gessner graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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.