We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Gonzales, LA.
Dr. G. Blanchard practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Baton Rouge, LA and Gonzales, LA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blanchard's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blanchard attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Blanchard trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma
Dr. Scott Petrie is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gonzales, LA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrie honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
Clinical interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)
Dr. Matthew Copple is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Copple accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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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.