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We found 4 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Babar Shafiq MD, MS
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
601 N Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD
(443) 287-2655; (443) 997-2663

Dr. Babar Shafiq practices orthopedic trauma. Dr. Shafiq (or staff) speaks Urdu. His areas of clinical interest consist of surgical procedures, musculoskeletal problems, and trauma. Dr. Shafiq is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shafiq completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Trauma

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Trauma Surgery
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
(410) 605-7000; (410) 328-1868

Dr. Christina Boulton's specialties are spine surgery, trauma surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her professional affiliations include VA Maryland Health Care System, Banner Health, and Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Boulton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard; Smyth Office Suite G1
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Charles Stewart is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stewart is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 St Paul Place; 2nd floor McCauley
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Amiethab Aiyer works as an orthopedist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aiyer honors. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Aiyer attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school.

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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.