We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Gonzales, LA.
Dr. G. Blanchard, who practices in Baton Rouge, LA and Gonzales, LA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Foot and Ankle, Knee, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures
Dr. Scott Petrie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gonzales, LA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Petrie takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
Clinical interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine, Arthritis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Matthew Copple is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Copple studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
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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.